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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/22

Applications Due12/13/22

Vacancy ID117449

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistance Research Scientist or Research Scientist 1-Analytical Chemistry - 11870

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 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 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Environmental Health Sciences/ Laboratory of Inorganic Nuclear Chemistry

Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G14 - Bachelor’s degree and one year of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field. Substitution: 30 graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

G18 - Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences and two years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field. Substitution: master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: An individual meeting or exceeding minimum qualifications with experience performing laboratory analyses for inorganic contaminants in environmental sample matrices. Experience in inorganic analytical techniques, such as flow injection analysis and ion chromatography. Knowledge of environmental laboratory standards and quality assurance. Ability to work independently and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Duties Description The incumbent in this position is responsible for support activities within the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry.

Grade – 14
Process and analyze various environmental samples for inorganic contaminants using approved standard operating procedures. Compile analytical results for data review and enter into the laboratory’s data management system. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Prepare standards and reagents. Perform quality assurance activities, such as support equipment verifications and control charting. Maintain required documentation for above activities. Perform other general laboratory maintenance tasks as assigned.

Grade – 18
Perform all of the duties of a Grade – 14. Utilize more advanced analytical techniques for processing and analyzing samples. Perform data review and finalize results in the laboratory’s data management system for reporting. Modify, optimize, develop, or troubleshoot new or existing methodologies as needed and write or revise standard operating procedures. Perform more advanced equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Train new staff, students, or volunteers on learned tasks. Participate in research projects supporting the Wadsworth Center’s public health priorities as assigned and overseen by the supervisor.

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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Name Human Resources Management Group, NMH/ARS/RS1/11870

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217 Corning Tower, 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/ARS/RS1/11870 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/ARS/RS1/11870, 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 December 13, 2022.

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