EMPLOYMENT

IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

DUTIES:

Incumbent performs the full range of scientific chemical analyses and tests, on a variety of samples that are submitted to customers, local, state and federal agencies in connection with regulatory monitoring and enforcement activities.  At the full performance level, the major duties include:

  • Determine the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by BRDL, other Agencies regulations and Federal law.
  • Prepare scientific reports identifying the sample, showing the methods and procedures used, any modifications with validation data, the results and their interpretation, and whether the sample appeared to be in violation of company and customer regulation.
  • Provide training for laboratory personnel on the precedents, analytical methods and instrumentation related to the particular scientific discipline of the position.

 

  • Perform validations, via controlled chemical experimental trials, analytical testing methods for branch instruments and for branch wet chemical tests; 3) operate, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain proper functioning of branch analytical instrumentation and ensure, through mandated periodic verifications, that instrument calibrations remain within established limits.
    • Perform the full range of scientific chemical analyses and tests, on a variety of samples, including the difficult, complex or unusual samples submitted by agency personnel in connection with regulatory monitoring and enforcement activities.

 

  • Duties could also include research and development of analytical methods.

 

  • Before analyzing a sample, reviews the background material submitted with the sample, agency reports on similar samples or situations and pertinent regulations.

Determines the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by Agency regulations and Federal law.

 

  • Writes a report that identifies the sample, shows the methods and procedures used, any modifications data, the results and their interpretation, and whether the sample appears to be in violation of any agency regulation.

 

EDUCATION STATEMENT – Individual Occupational Requirement:  This position has an education requirement. Must have at least a bachelor’s or higher in chemistry. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement.  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment.  Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online – please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.

 

Have specialized experience that includes performing scientific analyses and testing; interpreting and evaluating the results of the analysis and experience preparing scientific reports documenting the performed analysis.

  • List the laboratory equipment and instrumentation that you have the ability to use.   Give explanation of your experience with each.
  • Provide a list of references with contact information.

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Skill in the theory and practical application of chemistry, controlled substances, trace evidence.
  • Ability to use instruments and laboratory equipment in chemical testing within chemistry.
  • Ability to perform validations and verification of equipment, chemicals, and chemical reagent.
  • Ability to prepare laboratory reports or documents by evaluating technical data
  • Ability to prepare laboratory reports or documents by evaluating technical data.

 

Please Contact Dr. A. E. Cotton at 251-345-1060, send resume to cotton.ae@gmail.com, hardcopy to USA Technology & Research Park, University of South Alabama, 650 Clinic Drive, Building III, Suite 2300, Mobile, AL 36608.

 

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