Minimum Qualifications Transfer: 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 The incumbent in this position is responsible for support activities within the Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry. Specific duties include the preparation and extraction of drinking water samples by prescribed methods and following standard operating procedures for the analysis of organic contaminants. Other general laboratory duties include glassware washing,standard and reagent preparation, and disposal of chemical waste. This employee may also assist in preparing sampling kits, receiving environmental samples, and logging the samples into the laboratory information management system.
Additional Comments Since exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position, candidates who accept appointment may be required to wear personal protective equipment.
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.
We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...
For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.
The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. 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
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference NMH/LS1/11993 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/LS1/11993, 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 February 12, 2024.