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Cannabis Task Force Proficiency Testing Workgroup Lead Chemist and Lab Auditor sought by the State of Washington in Lacey

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The state of Washington seeks Cannabis Task Force Proficiency Testing Workgroup Lead Chemist and Lab Auditor in Lacey

Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology.

We have a culture that is invested in making a difference.

If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) is looking to fill aĀ Cannabis Task Force Proficiency Testing Workgroup Lead Chemist & Lab Auditor (Chemist4) (In Training)Ā position.

This position is located in our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA.

TheĀ Cannabis Task Force Proficiency Testing Workgroup Lead Chemist & Lab AuditorĀ position contributes to the program and agency missions by leading the proficiency testing workgroup for the Cannabis Science Task Force and making recommendations to the legislature for proficiency testing in order to assure that cannabis laboratories are capable of providing accurate and defensible analytical data and conducting laboratory audits.

We are looking for chemists with expertise in organics who possess excellent communication and coordination skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and the creativity to help develop lab quality standards for our state’s emergent cannabis industry.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations.

We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
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DutiesĀ 

Agency Mission:Ā 

Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Program Mission:Ā 

The Environmental Assessment Program is the science arm of our agency.

Our scientists measure and analyze environmental conditions.

We use this data to evaluate and communicate environmental threats and to guide the state’s environmental policy decisions.

Our mission is to measure, assess, and communicate environmental conditions in Washington state.

Some Of The Key Work Activities Of The Cannabis Task Force Proficiency Testing Workgroup Lead Chemist & Lab Auditor Position Are

  • Leads a workgroup of scientists within the Cannabis Science Task Force from government and private laboratories in defining a proficiency testing program for Washington cannabis laboratories.
  • Works with the State’s lab accreditation team and serve as the organics specialist on audits.
  • Contributes to a report to the legislature that includes the findings and recommendations for a proficiency testing program for pesticides in plants for cannabis product testing laboratories.
  • Contributes to a report to the legislature that includes the findings and recommendations for a proficiency testing program for heavy metals and potency in plants for cannabis product testing laboratories.
  • Prepares detailed reports of audit findings and recommends corrective actions to improve laboratory procedures.
  • Helps define lab quality standards for cannabis laboratories for the state of Washington.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work in a leadership role as part of the State’s Cannabis Science Task Force.

This position will interact with a wide-range of stakeholders including executive-level government officials, scientists from state agencies and private labs, and the agency’s legislative liaisons.

This position will play a critical role in defining the state’s cannabis laboratory quality standards.

This position will be stationed at Ecology’s headquarters office in Lacey, WA and will spend up to 2 days / week with the lab accreditation team in Port Orchard, WA.

Some Information About The Team

This position will work with a great team of scientists who are dedicated to providing quality data to guide our state’s regulatory decisions.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be October 30, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 29, 2019.The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Please Note: This is a project position that will end on December 31, 2021.Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
Ā QualificationsĀ Required Qualifications:

At the Chemist 3 level: pay range 60 $4,953 – $6,496 per month.

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college level chemistryĀ andĀ four years of experience performing chemical analysis in an analytical laboratory.

OR

Two years of experience as a Chemist 2 with the Department of Ecology.

NOTE: A Master’s degree will substitute for two years of the required experience or a Ph.D. degree will substitute for three years of the required experience provided a Bachelor’s degree and the required college-level chemistry have been achieved.

At the Chemist 4 level: pay range 66 $5,741 – $7,535 per month.

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college level chemistry and six years of experience performing chemical analysis in an analytical laboratory including at least one year of experience leading or supervising professional chemists.

OR

One year of experience as a Chemist 3 with the Department of Ecology.

NOTE: A Master’s degree will substitute for two years of the required experience or a Ph.D. degree will substitute for three years of the required experience provided a Bachelor’s degree and the required college-level chemistry have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience performing organics chemistry in an analytical lab. Experience with pesticide analysis, pesticide methods, and pesticide method validation.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology Employees May Be Eligible For The Following

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

Student Debt And How Working For Ecology Can Help

Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.

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Seniority Level

Associate

Industry

  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Quality Assurance
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