at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Jan 20, 2022

Req ID: 15466


Little Rock, AR, US, 72205


Anticipated Starting Salary: 45,009.95

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

Position Number: 22105303

County: Pulaski City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 02/02/22

Center for Public Health Lab – Radiochemistry Lab

Additional Preferences:

Experience working with Microsoft Office programs preferred.

Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) preferred.

Prefer at least two (2) years of experience in a chemical laboratory with USEPA Safe Drinking Water Act lab experience.

A Bachelor’s degree of Science in Chemistry is preferred.

Hiring Official: D. Colbert

Recruitment Contact: – 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: B126C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00


The Senior Chemist is responsible for conducting chemical analyses and acting as lead Chemist. This position is governed by the Association of Analytical Chemists standards, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Provides general supervision of the work of laboratory, clinical, environmental and administrative staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, providing training and assuring employee work performance is evaluated.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, and conducts professional level quantitative and qualitative
chemical analyses and documents results.
Sets up equipment for analysis, calibrates instruments, and prepares standard solutions
and reagents for use in chemical analyses.
Assists with maintaining lab equipment and instruments including glassware using
specified cleaning techniques.
Conducts proficiency tests of laboratories and institutions for quality control of testing
Audits lab records of law enforcement agencies, petroleum industry, independent
laboratories, and hospitals to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
May appear in court when analytical results are disputed to explain and/or verify analytical
Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principals and practices of chemistry and chemical analysis.
Knowledge of standard and specialized laboratory equipment and maintenance..
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing chemical laboratories.
Knowledge of laboratory operations.
Knowledge of basic computers skills.
Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers
and/or subordinates.
Ability to perform chemical analyses using standard and specialized laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform and supervise the preparation of laboratory equipment and laboratory tests.
Ability to write descriptive results of analyses and appear as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in chemistry; plus three years of experience in a chemistry laboratory, including one year in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Job Posting: JC202693777

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022

Updated On: Feb 05, 2022