ED10 - Chemist I
General Nature of Work:
Performs qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses of and experiments with inorganic and organic substances.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class includes entry- and journey-level positions in chemistry.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Analyzes and experiments with known and unknown substances using chemical and physical analytical procedures.
Assists in the development of improved analytical procedures, experimental methodologies and laboratory practices.
Operates and maintains complex analytical equipment.
Oversees or trains laboratory professionals, paraprofessionals or students.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the principles and laboratory applications of chemistry.
Skill in the use of standard laboratory equipment.
Ability to perform basic scientific mathematical calculations.
Ability to perform examinations, analyses and experiments related to an assigned specialty area.
Ability to lead and train other laboratory staff.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree in chemistry; or a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences with academic credits in chemistry, plus work experience in a setting related to the area of employment.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in chemistry; or a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences with academic credits in chemistry, plus six months work experience in a setting related to the area of employment.
MUSC Physical Requirements: