• State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description





*Pay Grade: GRADE 34

Salary Range: $49,151.52 - $72,871.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time


Phone: 775 684-0147


Position Description

Chemists analyze air, water, tissue, milk, petroleum products, antifreeze, soil, cement, paint, construction materials, pesticide residue and other samples; operate sophisticated laboratory instrumentation; identify and document sample contents and contaminants; provide testimony to State boards, lawmakers and industry; and maintain records of results. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

This is a Chemist 3 position with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) located in Sparks. This position will be tasked with performing chemical analysis on pesticide formulation/use dilution samples by following SOP's and internal standard methods; performs chemical analysis on HEMP samples in a timely manner. The incumbent assists senior chemist in QA/QC residue check sample program sponsored by the EPA; analyzes spikes, blanks, duplicates, etc. as per SOP's as needed; assists chief chemist and coordinates the ISO 17025 application of Nevada Hemp program as well as serving as QA/QC program officer. The Chemist III duties include: chemical analysis of pesticide formulation/use dilution samples and hemp samples; preparing Sample Reports of Analysis; maintain quality control and quality assurance sample data; and serving as QA/QC program officer in NDA laboratory.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry or closely related field and two years of professional experience as a chemist in a laboratory setting; OR one year of experience as a Chemist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

    Special Requirements
    • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.

    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    *The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Reno
    Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Sparks, Nevada United States View Map