Environmental Analyst 2

Minnesota Department of Health
St. Paul, US
May 08, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Details

Job Class: Environmental Analyst 2

Working Title: Environmental Analyst 2
Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 05/12/2021.
Date Posted: 05/06/2021
Closing Date: 05/17/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Division/Unit: Public Health Laboratory / Organic Chemistry
Work Shift/Work Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Never or Rarely
Salary Range: $21.83 - $31.70/hourly; $45,581 - $66,189/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Association of Professional Employees / MAPE
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
Job Summary
This position exists to provide analytical support to the Organic Chemistry Unit. The principle responsibility is to analyze environmental samples using techniques and instrumentation appropriate for organic chemistry analysis, and to provide analytical results to clientele so that potentially hazardous situations are detected, monitored and corrected in order to ensure and protect the public health and quality of the environment.
This position will follow established procedures as well as contribute to developing and writing new ones. Chemical analysis platforms include gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, gas chromatography-electron capture detection, and high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, or other related sciences.
One year professional experience conducting laboratory analyses in an analytical or research program relating to Environmental or Organic Chemistry, including one year experience with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
All applicants must have the following additional experience to be considered:
  • Experience maintaining laboratory equipment including maintenance and repair.
  • Experience with Analytical Chemistry techniques including method development or validation and instrument or method troubleshooting.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master's Degree in Chemistry, Evnironmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, or related science.
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment (USEPA or ISO 17025 accredited).
  • Experience working with sophisticated instruments such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and purge-and-trap extraction instruments.
  • Technical skills in the preparation of environmental samples, reagents, and references for common, standardized methods.
  • Experience following quality control procedures and protocol to ensure accuracy of tests using documented procedures.
  • Knowledge of the health effects and toxicity of environmental contaminants.
  • A minimum of 16 semester/24 quarter post-secondary credits in Chemistry including 8 semester/12 quarter post-secondary credits of Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry. Advanced courses taken such as Analytical Chemistry are also preferred.
  • Experience in the application of the chemical theories and principles used in the analytical procedures performed in the laboratory.
Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of a background check.

Application Details
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employer longevity and job satisfaction.
We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Lenny Thao at lenny.thao@state.mn.us or 651/201-4130.
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Lenny Thao at Lenny.Thao@state.mn.us by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at health.hr.ada@state.mn.us
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.