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Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Chemist

Post Date:Sep 13, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:9/13/2017Salary:$19.16
Location:US-KS-Topeka Job Reference:Req. #187693
Skills:

Required:

Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science field with a minimum of 25 hours chemistry and six months of experience in chemistry. Experience in the natural science field may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.

For consideration of the requirements of this position, appropriate transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.


Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance/Control principals
  • Operation of Ion Chromatographs
  • Operation of TOC analyzers
  • Operation of Gas Chromatographs
  • Skilled in using chromatographic procedures such as ion and gas chromatography
  • Experience in environmental inorganic and organic compound analysis
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail

 



Job Description:

Position Number:  K0230793
Closing Date: October 13, 2017

  

Duties:

Performs instrumental analysis using Ion chromatography to determine various anions in aqueous samples, following the requirements of KHEL Method CM 311. Operates the instruments to accurately determine concentration of contaminants and obtain optimum performance from the instruments with considerable skill and careful techniques. Responsible for compliance data review and reporting of regulated analytes. Follow specific instrumental checks, appropriate to KHEL Methods CM 311, to assure that the instrument is performing properly before analyzing any samples. Prepares and analyzes standard reference materials used for confirmation, identification, and quantization of inorganic anions. Reviews the chromatograms and data for accuracy identifying any out of control data. Other instrumental analysis may be required that may include mercury, alkalinity pH or Automated colorimetric.

Performs other instrumental analysis such as, but not limited to NPTOC using UV-persulfate oxidation TOC analyzers and Immunoassay testing for Triazines. Operates the instruments to accurately determine concentration of analytes and obtain optimum performance from the instruments with considerable skill and careful techniques. Follow specific instrumental checks, appropriate to KHEL methods to assure the instrument is performing properly before analyzing any samples. Prepares and analyzes standard reference materials used for confirmation, identification, and quantization in aqueous samples. Employ appropriate QA/QC procedures with each type of analytical analysis performed as described in KHEL method including training documentation, logs books, and laboratory safety.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data)

(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

  STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

 STEP 3:  Email these additional documents to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

  •  Resume
  •  Cover Letter
  • Copies of Official transcripts if a degree is required or preferred
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH CAREERBUILDER!!

 

The Department of Health and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KDHE encourages applications from all persons. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination of the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing and any other aspect of the employment process.


The mission of KDHE is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.
EOE





Contact Information
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Name: Recruiter
Ph: 785-296-4486
FAX: 785-559-4271


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