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1/22/2023 (7:00 PM EST)

23-00316
Chemist I

Pay Grade
13

Salary
$3,158.48 – $4,272.46 Monthly

Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK

Hiring Agency
Energy & Environment Cabinet | Dept for Environmental Protection

Location
100 Sower Blvd
Frankforrt KY 40601 USA

The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.

Description
The mission of the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet (EEC) is to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians by protecting our land, air, and water resources by utilizing our natural resources in an environmentally conscientious manner. We do this by helping families connect with nature and preserving the Commonwealth’s natural heritage; and by supporting innovative, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions that together bring economic benefit to the commonwealth.

If you are looking for a positive work environment, cutting edge laboratory methods and a career where you can make a difference in the environment we live in, then EEC is the cabinet for you. For more information on what our cabinet has to offer, check out our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWSuC43XqlHchYeQ66tP7tg and our Careers page https://eec.ky.gov/Pages/careers.aspx

By joining the Dept for Environmental Protection (DEPS) Organic Branch as a Chemist I in Franklin county, you will have the opportunity to prepare and extract samples for PFAS (Per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) and other organic compounds.

Holders of the Chemist I position will complete tasks such as:

  • Preparation and extraction of samples for PFAS for analysis by LC/MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometers)
  • Preparation and extraction of samples for organic analysis by GC (Gas Chromatography), GC/MS (Gas Chromatographhy/Mass Spectrometry), GC/MS/MS (Gas Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometers) and LC/MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometers)
  • Preparation of solutions and standards as required by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water, USEPA Waste Water and USEPA SW (Solid Waste)-846 Hazardous Waste Methods for the extraction and analysis of PFAS and other organic compounds in drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, fish tissue and soil.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting equipment used for the preparation and extraction of samples for analysis of PFAS and other organic compounds.

Desired candidates possess the following requisite skills or experience applicable to the position:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry

EEC provides opportunities for development and upward movement. There is room to grow your skill set as you build your career. Come join our team and make an impact in the future of Kentucky. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be 18 years of age.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a laboratory setting. Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous materials, substances or compounds when performing chemical analysis.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Andrea Pergram at [email protected] or 502-782-7911.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D