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Occ. Code 6217500




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




            Positions in this title are classified in the Department of Health as field positions responsible for on-site inspection of laboratories, which perform environmental analysis.  Incumbents conduct on-site assessments, evaluate the performance of environmental facilities, document findings, perform follow-up activities, and investigate alleged laboratory violations and reported incidents.




ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY CONSULTANTS: full performance level; perform on-site assessments, evaluations, and investigations of laboratories performing environmental analysis.




            Clinical Laboratory Consultants conduct on-site inspections of clinical laboratories, blood banks, tissue banks, and/or physician office laboratories to assess whether laboratory practices comply with applicable NYS and/or federal laboratory standards. Incumbents may be assigned special tasks that involve the investigation of clinical facilities, the development of regulations, and other tasks using individual laboratory expertise. Incumbents also testify in legal proceedings concerning deficiencies found in a laboratory.




Conduct initial and follow up on-site assessments of environmental laboratories to ensure compliance with State statutes, regulations, and standards for such operations.



Participate in a variety of activities related to the regulation and certification of facilities where special laboratory expertise is needed.



Participate in overall program design and implementation planning.





Open Competitive:  a Bachelors Degree including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in chemistry, and four years of experience performing chemical, physical, biological, or microscopical analysis of environmental samples.


Date:  4/10

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.