|Class Title:||CHEMIST 1*|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one-year training period; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.
- Learns to follow methodological procedures step by step as written.
- Learns to evaluate analytical output for correctness (e.g., quality control data).
Analyzing Data or Information:
- Learns to interpret results of sample testing from various laboratory outputs to ensure accurate reporting.
- Learns to perform laboratory testing based on supervisor or managers directives and/or specific sample requirements.
- Learns to calculate results in methodology specified units, accurately interprets results and accurately reports
- results based on laboratory reporting requirements.
- Learns to perform Quality Control test parameters, specific to and required by acceptable methodologies,
- with each set of samples.
- Learns to maintain day to day activities in designated format to meet QA standards.
- Learns to perform analytical testing step by step as outlined by Standard Operating Procedures based on
- required methodologies.
- Learns to receive incoming samples from sampling agencies, retrieve information from websites,
- methodology information, and information from clients to perform specific tests.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
- Learns to adhere to requirements specified in Laboratory Procedural Manuals and any applicable federal and/or state standards.
Interacting with Computers:
- Uses computer software to run scientific instruments.
- Learns the use of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as it pertains to analytical data
- entry, data correction and report generation.
- Generates reports and documents utilizing contemporary computer software.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
- Learns to monitor functioning of laboratory equipment such as Inductively Coupled Plasmas (ICPs) and Gas
- Chromatographs (GCs).
- Learns to perform routine equipment maintenance as required.
- Reports equipment malfunction to supervisor.
Performing Administrative Activities:
- Completes and process records, reports and correspondence within required timeframes.
- Learns to review records, reports, and research in order to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to standards.
- Maintains laboratory records based on established guidelines.
- Prepares records and reports to meet agency needs.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
- Checks expiration dates of chemicals and supplies, informing supervisor of expired materials to ensure
- proper disposal as required by safety rules and regulations.
- Learns to check all laboratory materials including samples to determine safe handling procedures.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates:
- Provides relevant information through the chain of command by either telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
- Keeps up-to-date technically and learns to apply new knowledge to the job.
- Boss Relationships
- Ethics and Values
- Functional/Technical Competency
- Integrity and Trust
- Learning on the Fly
- Peer Relationships
- Problem Solving
- Technical Learning
- Written Communications
- Computers and Electronics
- Reading Comprehension
- Quality Control Analysis
- Critical Thinking
- Active Learning
- Operation and Control
- Learning Strategies
- Active Listening
- Operation Monitoring
- Time Management
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Written Comprehension
- Deductive Reasoning
- Written Expression
- Number Facility
- Oral Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Control Precision
- Problem Sensitivity
- Arm-Hand Steadiness
- Finger Dexterity
- Manual Dexterity
- Multi-limb Coordination
- Rate Control
- Reaction Time
- Response Orientation
- Speed of Limb Movement
- Wrist-Finger Speed
- Perceptual Speed
- Speech Recognition
- Auditory Attention
- Depth Perception
- Hearing Sensitivity
- Peripheral Vision
- Speech Clarity
- Near Vision
Tools and Equipment Used:
- Chromatograph-liquid, mass spectrometry, gas
- Titration equipment