New Job Food Laboratory Specialist 1 In New York
|Food Laboratory Specialist 1|
Food Laboratory Specialist 1
Company : Agriculture & Markets, Department of
Salary : $60,069 - $76,387 a year
Location : New York
Transfer Qualifications: Under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law: An employee with one year of permanent competitive service or 55b/c service in a qualifying title may apply for transfer pursuant to Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Such titles include: Administrative Specialist 1, Contract Management Specialist 1, and Economic Development Program Specialist 1.
Transfer Qualifications: Under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law:
You must have permanent service in a title within two salary grades or one management/confidential grade and have served permanently for one year in that title.
You must have passed the most recent Professional Career Opportunities examination.
Must have a bachelor's or higher degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, or public health.
Advanced Placement: To be considered for appointment to the Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 you must possess beyond the minimum qualifications:
1. One year of professional experience working in a government, private or academic laboratory performing biological or chemical analyses.
To be considered for appointment to the Food Laboratory Specialist 1, you must possess beyond the minimum qualifications:
1. Two years of professional experience in working in a government, private or academic laboratory performing biological or chemical analyses.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.
If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.
To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/
Division of Food Laboratory:
The Food Laboratory's mission is to provide expert state of the art analytical testing in support of food safety and security programs and consumer and agricultural interests in New York State. Current expertise in food chemistry, food microbiology, pesticide residues, animal feed and fertilizer testing. The laboratory supports the regulatory programs of the Divisions of Food Safety and Inspection, Milk Control and Dairy Services, and Plant Industry by providing analytical testing of samples that are collected as part of scheduled regulatory or surveillance programs and in response to disease outbreak investigations, consumer complaints, and a variety of other food related investigations. Specialized analytical services are provided on a contract basis to universities and state and federal agencies within and outside of New York State. The laboratory is accredited to the ISO 17025 and AOAC ALAAC standards.
The Food Laboratory Specialist 1 assigned to the USDA Pesticide Data Program (PDP) will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
- Receives and prepares samples for testing and analysis, following proper laboratory protocols related to handling, labeling and storage
- Performs laboratory testing methods using chemical principles
- Calibrates instrumentation to establish and demonstrate appropriate conditions for a particular analysis
- Operates complex laboratory equipment, instrumentation and electronic data processing and computer equipment
- Analyzes test results and prepares summaries and reports of analyses to document findings, observations and results.
- Performs duties in compliance with standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements
- Seeks clarification and guidance on regulatory testing techniques and processes by discussing issues with senior level staff
- Contributes towards method development, process improvement, and/or investigations into new techniques, methods and instrumentation