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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/26/21

Applications Due11/09/21

Vacancy ID93335

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 1 (Toxic Substances) - 16001

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $76387 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Albany

Street Address Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Grade 18: Bachelor’s degree in toxicology, environmental health sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, immunology, industrial hygiene, or pharmacology, and two years of professional research experience in a related field; OR a master’s degree in one of the above fields and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the following is preferred: human health risk assessments; managing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific data; writing or contributing to scientific reports; knowledge of contaminant fate and transport principles, particularly in aquatic systems; aquatic ecology and basic fisheries experience; coursework in limnology or ichthyology; refining complex scientific information to produce clear and concise information for all audiences; and Excel, Microsoft Access, Word, and statistical data analysis software.

Duties Description The Research Scientist I will support the Department of Health's Fish Advisory Program by assessing health risks associated with exposure to contaminants in sportfish and game in New York State. The incumbent will be responsible for processing, managing, and summarizing analytical results for legacy and emerging contaminants; contributing to data summaries and assisting with recommendations for risk management decisions; report writing; meeting with colleagues in the Department of Health, other state and federal agencies, and private consultants; translating findings and conclusions into public health messaging; and performing literature searches and giving oral presentations

Additional Comments Contingent permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment. Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Occasional travel throughout New York State to areas not served by public transportation may be required (5%).

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources Management Group - AJR/RS 2/16001/CEH

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code AJR/RS 2/16001/CEH included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, AJR/RS 2/16001/CEH, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required reference code may result in a delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until November 9th, 2021.

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