Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/09/22
Applications Due: 11/23/22
Vacancy ID: 116544

Position Information

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 (Analytical Chemistry) - 12606

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address Division of Environmental Health Sciences/ Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry

Biggs Lab, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and two years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field.

Substitutions: master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Laboratory experience in chemistry performing analyses for organic contaminants in environmental matrices. Experience with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) utilizing various sample introduction techniques, including automated direct injection and purge and trap. Knowledge of environmental laboratory standards and quality assurance/quality control. Ability to work independently, familiarity with Microsoft Excel for data analysis and evaluation, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Duties Description The incumbent in this position is responsible for support activities within the Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry. Specific duties include the analysis of semi-volatile organic compounds in various environmental matrices by GC/MS using approved standard operating procedures, preparing calibration standards, maintaining instrumentation, performing data reduction and various quality assurance activities, maintaining and updating laboratory documentation, and other tasks as assigned. Additional duties may include providing analytical support for additional classes of organic contaminants using GC/MS and performing method development and validation, as needed.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS1/12606

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS1/12606 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS1/12606, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.