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Toxicology Unit Manager (210619)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Topeka (Full-Time)
Posted: Oct 11, 2023Closed
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
The position (K0245339)
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Toxicology Unit Manager opening in Topeka. The Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories is seeking a talented, dynamic individual to manage the Toxicology unit. The manager will oversee testing for toxins, metals, volatiles, and new emergent contaminants in various matrices. Management experience with quality control procedures such as CLIA and EPA is required. Knowledge of LCMS, GCMS and ICPMS is preferred.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Oversee daily activities for the blood lead testing program. Monitor turnaround times, quality control and instrumentation checks. Make work assignments and review daily operations to ensure efficient, timely and accurate chemical analysis. Communicate results with EPI.
Oversee daily activities for the Lab Response Network for Chemical Threats. Monitor turnaround times, quality control and instrumentation checks. Make work assignments and review daily operations to ensure efficient, timely and accurate chemical analysis. Work with Section Chief to plan new method development and modifications.
Oversee daily activities for the PFAS testing. Monitor turnaround times, quality control and instrumentation checks. Make work assignments and review daily operations to ensure efficient, timely and accurate chemical analysis. Work With BOW compliance unit in setting up schedules and reporting. Communicate with wastewater plants and bureaus on collections and testing.
About the Position:
- Who can apply: Anyone (External)
- Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
- Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
- Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
- Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
- Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
- Sick & Vacation leave
- Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
- Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
- Fitness Centers in select locations
- Employee discounts with the STAR Program
- Retirement and deferred compensation programs
Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information.
The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.
- Two years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program, or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
- High School, GED
Licensing & Certification:
- Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science.
- Master’s degree in chemistry or related science.
- PhD in chemistry or related science.
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
- Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.
- Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry.
- Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry.
- Liquid & Solid Phase Extractors, Turbo Vap Concentrator.
- Knowledge of quality control for a health and environmental laboratory – CLIA, EPA, TNI.
Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:
- In accordance with K.S.A. 75-4362 (g) (8), any person offered a position of employment in the Office of Laboratory Services of the Department of Health and Environment will be required to be drug screened to determination the applicant’s eligibility to perform tasks within the Laboratory Services.
How to Apply:
Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.
- Please include the Job ID number when emailing.
Job Application Process: Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.
- First Sign in or register as a New User at https://admin.ks.gov/offices/personnel-services/jobs
- Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
- Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
- Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
- Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
- Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
- Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
- Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page
$ $53,414.40 to $61,829.04