Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as Laboratory Specialist 1(G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 (NS) or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS), OR a New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title at or above G11 and determined to be eligible for transfer to Laboratory Specialist 1 (G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1(NS), or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS) under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website:https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/index.cfm.
Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service's Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select eligible list #50-002 with a score of 100.0 or above OR a qualified 55B/C candidate in possession of a specialized bachelor's or higher degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Laboratory experience with environmental sample preparation techniques including liquid-liquid and solid phase extraction. Strong organizational and record keeping skills with attention to detail.
Duties Description Prepare various environmental samples using approved protocols (Standard Operating Procedures). Process samples for analysis using solid-phase extraction. Prepare standards and other reagents as needed. Maintain appropriate quality assurance activities, documentation, and perform other general laboratory maintenance tasks. With appropriate experience and/or training, may assist in use of LC-MS/MS instrumentation (start-up, optimization, performance checks, calibration, etc.), process raw instrument data and report results.
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.
Contingent-Permanent, competitive full-time. Two year traineeship leading to a G18. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.
"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
• 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.. "
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference NMH/LS1/17278 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/LS1/17278, 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.