Requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. The applicant must have a thorough understanding of computers and be proficient with Windows 7, 2000 or XP. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an environmental lab and in the use and interpretation of GC and GC/MS especially Agilent models 5890/6890 GC’s, and 5973N GC/MS instruments. Preference will also be given to applicants with experience with FIA, IC, AA, ICP, ICP/MS, UV and FT-IR and familiarity with the EPA environmental programs and testing methodologies.
Re-advertised to expand applicant pool. Current applicants do not have to reapply because they are still being considered.
External applicants must submit the following documents:
Applications may be downloaded from the North Dakota Department of Health website at http://www.ndhealth.gov/HumanResources/ . Applications are also available at any Job Service North Dakota office or call 1.800.247.0981 (in-state) or 701.328.5000 (Bismarck). Applications must be received on or before the closing date to be considered. Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc.
- State of North Dakota Application for Employment Form (SFN 10950)
- Cover letter that includes a brief description of the applicant’s background/qualifications
- College transcript (copy or official version acceptable)
Mail completed applications and required forms to the North Dakota Department of Health, Human Resources Office, 600 East Boulevard Ave – Dept. 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200 or submit them online to DOHjobs@nd.gov .
The NDDoH Human Resource Division staff will score applications against the minimum qualifications, preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible individuals and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to interview based on the final scores.
Applicants from the ND Department of Health must submit a State of North Dakota Application for Employment Form (SFN 10950) to Human Resources.
For more information about the position, contact Myra Kosse, Division of Laboratory Services, at 701.328.6140. For assistance in the application or interview process, contact Dirk Wilke, Human Resources Director, at 701.328.2392 or TTY 1.800.366.6888.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorships will be considered if funding is available.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
This position is responsible for performing difficult, complex, and specialized analyses in a team oriented setting in both organic and inorganic areas of an environmental chemistry laboratory. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: analysis of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) including sample set up, dilutions, and read backs, analysis of Total Suspended Solids (TSS), the determination of Diesel Range Organics (DRO) in water and solid matrices, instrument calibration and maintenance, data entry and verification including QA/QC measures. This chemist is also responsible for routine and emergency response testing including sample preparation, sample analysis, and data analysis. Sample preparation includes the preparation of oil field materials, fish tissue, sediments, vegetation and various types of water samples using techniques such as liquid/liquid extractions, liquid/solid extractions, solid phase extractions, digestions, and automated techniques.
The selected candidate will follow established QA/QC policies, general laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures including adherence to safety policies and good laboratory practices. The selected candidate may be responsible for method development and implementation. Data analysis will include evaluation, interpretation, reporting, and storage of all data.
The individual selected for this position will be working with hazardous chemicals that include organic solvents, acids, chemical reagents, petroleum related products, pesticides, and other synthetic organic compounds. Analyses of samples routinely include pesticides and other synthetic organic compounds banned due to their toxicity. At times the samples themselves may be considered hazardous. The employee is required to follow safety policies at all times.
Due to increased laboratory security, a background check is run on all prospective employees.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
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