Chemist, Senior

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Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
This position is located at the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL). The role of IBL is to provide laboratory services to support the programs within the Department of Health and Welfare, Idahos public health districts, other state agencies and citizens. This position will support both inorganic and organic environmental analysis.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.
This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Boise only. If you have previously applied for Chemist, Senior and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.
Sample Tracking: Log in and process samples for testing.
Perform qualitative and quantitative chemical and physical analyses of environmental samples using detailed extraction procedures with a variety of sophisticated analytical instruments, techniques and tests.
Analyses includes: chemical titrations, gravimetric analysis, spectrophotometry, and ion chromatography.
Maintain and calibrate instruments.
Prepare standard reagents.
Write Standard Operating Procedures and technical reports on testing methods and procedures.
Maintain a safe, clean and efficient laboratory.
Quality Control: Evaluate data for accuracy and precision following quality control requirements.
Consultation: Communicate with federal and state agencies, and the public regarding analyses, results, and equipment. Must be able to respond to technical inquiries and advise on chemical analysis and issues.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of the core requirements for a Bachelors degree in chemistry from an accredited college AND approximately one year work performing standardized, qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses outside of college requirements;
Completion of the core requirement for a Master's of Science degree in chemistry that included benchwork experience performing complex chemical analyses.

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