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Requisition No:462884

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: CHEMIST III - 42005713

Position Number:42005713

Salary: $38,659.92 - $46,391.80

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2021







Michael Thompson, (850) 617-7525


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, forensics or related field and two (2) years of professional chemical or biochemical experience; or

A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, forensics or related field and one (1) year of professional experience as described above; or

A doctorate from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, forensics or related field.

Certain positions within this class require individuals to meet specific federal or state.


To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Occasional travel required.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.


Working independently, using standard operating procedures, conducts standard and specialized chemical examinations of food using laboratory methods in a timely manner. Verifies the analytical results generated.

Maintains personal expertise in analytical procedures, instrument technology, quality assurance and improvement through self-motivation. Complies with state and department policies and procedures for analysis of foods. Plans, with supervisor, modification of protocols and development and validation/verification of new methods to be used within the laboratory; standardizes procedures for chemical analyses in laboratories; develops improved analytical techniques. Provides support to the State Hemp Program.

Works with supervisor, staff and laboratory quality manager to ensure quality assurance and ultimately, improvement, as required under ISO 17025. Ensures inventories (equipment and chemical/reagent) are current and complete.

Performs technical review of data for peers, as required by section needs.

Working with supervisor and team, makes decisions on work problems. Works on eliminating problems with the section, improving operating practices and procedures, promoting collaborations, team-building, and effectively interacting and coordinating with administrators/supervisors of other sections.

Provides input to ensure proper working of section, including equipment maintenance, maintaining supplies (including reagent and chemicals), ensuring laboratory and work areas are clean and orderly, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques of chemical research, analysis or testing.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, and equipment used in laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to collect, record, and analyze scientific data relating to chemistry.
  • Ability to conduct chemical analyses using scientific methods and techniques.
  • Ability to perform quantitative analysis of scientific data.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to keep accurate research records.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the chemical sciences.
  • Ability to comply with strict procedural and quality control/quality assurance guidelines in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
  • Ability to perform calculations.
  • Ability to use laboratory computer applications (email, data processing, spreadsheet, database, word processing) in a networked environment.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-12

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) offers a wide variety of employment opportunities from consumer and environmental protection to promoting Florida’s vast agriculture and aquaculture industries. The Department has its own agricultural law enforcement office and a highly trained forestry division charged with fighting wildfires and protecting Florida’s vast forest lands. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people to review the job listings to find out if this agency can offer them a career opportunity.

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