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Supervising Chemist

Employer
St. John's River Water Management District SA
Location
Palatka, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Botany
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Supervising Chemist

Bureau of Water Resource Information

Job Summary: This is supervisory work involving the performance and coordination of routine, complex, and specialized laboratory analyses, and the operation of highly technical equipment in an environmental analytical chemistry laboratory.

Job duties include:

* Sets goals, objective standards, performance evaluations, manages workload, and supervises laboratory analyses performed by lower-level professional positions (Chemist I, Chemist II, Chemist III and Chemist IV).
* Coordinates, performs, and assists in routine, complex, and specialized chemical analyses using District approved methods. Performs routine and complex maintenance and repair of equipment and interacts with equipment vendors as necessary to troubleshoot instrumentation and schedule service.
* Performs higher-level administrative tasks such as purchasing of supplies, quality assurance tasks, LIMS, and management tasks.
* Assists the Laboratory Manager in the administration of the laboratory by making recommendations concerning staffing, instrument and equipment purchases, and contractual services.
* Maintains computerized records of water quality data using the Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) and spreadsheet applications, while also performing quality control reviews, quality assurance tasks, and statistical reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, limnology, botany, zoology, environmental science or a field directly related to analytical chemistry and five years professional experience in laboratory analysis. A chemistry degree is preferred.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, limnology, botany, zoology, environmental science or a field directly related to analytical chemistry can substitute for one year of the experience described above.

A doctorate from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, limnology, botany, zoology, environmental science or a field directly related to analytical chemistry can substitute for two years of experience described above.

Comparable professional experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.sjrwmd.com.

Additional Details:

Salary Range: $57,678.40 - $76,918.40

Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development, wellness program and eligible for public service student loan forgiveness program.

Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the Unites States.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans' Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Location: Palatka

Closing Date: October 21, 2022
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