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CHEMIST III and IV - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 2576151

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219505

The immediate vacancies are located in Waipahu to Aiea.  One of the immediate vacancies is for Temporary employment.

Level III - $4,079 to $4,968 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)

Level IV -  $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H).

Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Note:  Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months.  Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions.  You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

These positions are located in the Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Department of Health (DOH) and are responsible for supervising, developing and/or carrying out chemical and physical tests and analytical procedures to determine the nature, composition, and properties of substances or compounds, and their conformance to legal requirements, contract provisions and/or accepted standards and degree to which they vary from established requirements; and also make qualitative and quantitative analyses of substances for use in clinical diagnoses and in support of research and development functions.  

Level III position performs a variety of chemical and physical tests to establish the identity, composition, condition and/or quality of substances in a specialized area of assignment and performs other duties as required.  

Level IV position plans, organizes and performs investigational and/or research activities in one or more specialized and complex areas of chemical analysis; is responsible for the operation of a small chemical laboratory in the area of specialization; or supervises several lower-level chemists in a unit activity of a large laboratory; and performs other duties as required.
 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry or a closely related science which included at least 30 semester credit hours in chemistry courses including organic, inorganic, analytical and/or physical chemistry.

Specialized Experience: One year (1) for Level III, and for Level IV, two (2) years of professional work experience which demonstrated the ability to apply the scientific laws and principles of chemistry to predict results; or to interpret and evaluate the results of professional research or analyses by other chemists; or to assess the need for and validity of proposed changes and improvements in laboratory procedures and methods.

For the Level IV, at least one year of the required Specialized Experience must have been comparable to the fully competent worker, or the Chemist III in the State service (see Level III duties summary above.

Lifting and Carrying: Some positions require the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and 200 pounds assisted by another person and/or use of equipment (e.g., hoisting equipment, hand truck, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.