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Recruitment #17-000236-0001

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Main Purpose of Job

Performs analysis on agricultural materials, such as fertilizer pesticides and pesticides to determine the amount of the active ingredients on the label to ensure that the product meets label claim within a predefined limit. Performs analyses that support the Department's, the environment and to provide support for agriculture.

POSITION DUTIES

This position is the entry level of work performing chemical, analytical, diagnostic and environmental laboratory testing to determine compliance with applicable consumer protection, public health and environmental standards and federal, state and local regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or other related science which includes completion of at least 24 credit hours in chemistry from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in chemistry classification or chemistry specialty codes in the chemistry field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Six months experience testing pesticide samples, both formulation and trace analysis with environmental matrices.

Six months experience with Gas and Liquid Chromatographs with mass spectrometry detection.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5840.

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.  Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Maryland Department of Agriculture

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Human Resources Office, Suite 304

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

If you are unable to upload, you may hand deliver or fax (HR fax 443.602.9831)

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

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As an equal opportunity employer.  Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.