New York State Department of Civil Service Announces
Open-Competitive Examination Open to the Public
Environmental Laboratory Consultant
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- February 14, 2011
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Fee|
|28-237||Environmental Laboratory Consultant||$63,041||G-22||$40|
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
On or before March 31, 2011, you must have a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences including or supplemented by 24 college semester credits in chemistry, plus four years of experience performing chemical, physical, microbiological, and/or microscopical analysis of environmental samples; one year of which must have included experience administering a quality assurance/quality control program for a laboratory to a national standard. You must submit a list of qualifying courses or a copy of your transcript(s) when applying. Indicate the course name, the number of credits for each course, and the name of the school. Applications submitted without a list of qualifying courses will be disapproved.
Substitution: One year of experience as a technical director, manager, or supervisor for a laboratory accredited to a national standard may be substituted for the quality assurance/quality control program administration experience on a month to month basis.
IMPORTANT: These positions require extensive year round field work and considerable overnight travel within and outside the state, including international travel. At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter, you may be required to have a valid passport or enhanced driver's license, and a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
- Your degree must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S5MEL.
These positions exist in the New York State Department of Health and are located in Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse. Should positions be established at additional locations, including downstate locations, the eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill those positions.
As an Environmental Laboratory Consultant, you would inspect laboratories that perform environmental analysis, evaluate the performance of environmental laboratories, document findings, perform follow up activities, and investigate alleged laboratory violations and reported incidents. You would also provide consulting services to assist individual laboratories in improving methodologies and procedures and periodically assist with program and proficiency test development and review.
Subject of Examination
There will be no written test. The test will consist of an evaluation of your education and experience. When you apply, you must provide complete information to show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT send resumes. If you apply using the NYS-APP form and you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets following the same format used on the application form.
If you meet the Minimum Qualifications you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate the appropriateness and breadth of your education and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position. This questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your education and experience.
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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