Under administrative direction in the Department of Health Services, to plan, organize, and direct the program and operations of the Environmental Health Laboratory Branch encompassing a program of research, consultation, and laboratory and field services in environmental health laboratory science; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, and directs the program and operations of the Environmental Health Laboratory Branch which conducts research, chemical and instrumental analysis, and field investigations in environmental health laboratory science; administers a program of laboratory research, including interpretive analyses of data obtained, initiation of research projects, determination of priorities, review and approval of proposed research, and evaluation of completed projects; coordinates research and other activities with related work in the Department, and with other public and private agencies; provides consultation to departmental bureaus and to other State and local agencies; consults with Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental laboratories on administrative and scientific problems in research and control aspects of environmental health laboratory science; directs the selection, training, and evaluation of the performance of personnel, and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares scientific papers for publication; addresses interested groups; prepares reports.
One year of experience in chemistry, or a closely related specialty, in the California State Department of Health Services, in a class at least equivalent in level to Research Chemist.
Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible postdoctoral experience in a large laboratory in administration or supervision of work comparable or closely related to environmental health laboratory science. and
Education: Possession of a Doctoral Degree in Chemistry or a closely related specialty from a recognized university.
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in a large laboratory in research and administration, or supervision of work comparable or closely related to environmental health laboratory sciences. and
Education: Possession of a Master's Degree in Chemistry or a closely related specialty from a recognized university.
(Under Patterns II and III, experience in one or a combination of the following may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for all except one year of the required administrative or supervisory experience:
1. Independent research in the physical sciences in a university or research laboratory. or
2. Teaching in the physical sciences in a collegiate-level institution with a rank at least equal to Assistant Professor.)
Knowledge of: Physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry; methods of study of air pollutants; biological chemistry; physics; current developments in research in the field of environmental health laboratory science; chemical methods used in determining toxic materials found in the atmosphere or in industry; methods of mineralogical analysis; meteorology; public health principles; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Originate and develop new procedures in solving difficult and unusual chemical laboratory problems; plan, direct, and integrate staff activities; evaluate and interpret chemical and physical research studies; prepare scientific papers for publication; communicate effectively; analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with staff members and with other agencies and persons; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated analytical and research ability and demonstrated administrative ability.