Chemist III

State of Illinois Springfield, IL
Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under direction, in the Newborn Screening Section is subject to the provisions of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988, CLIA'88 or other accreditation; performs highly specialized and complex professional chemistry work; conducts chemical analysis where the results of tests are produced by highly sophisticated laboratory scientific equipment requiring a high degree of originality and decisions and commitments to properly identify and quantify substances found and differentiate from other factors in test results; contact clients, and submitters of samples to provide them with analysis findings. Serves as a lead worker in a unit of the Newborn Screening Section.

Minimum Requirements:Requires the completion of four years in college, including at least 32 semester hours in chemistry from recognized college or university, supplemented by three years of professional laboratory experience in the practices of analytical chemistry. Requires thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of organic and inorganic as applied to analytical work. Requires ability to assume responsibility for extreme accuracy in analysis and make recommendations based upon results obtained. Must have extensive experience in inorganic environmental analysis or similar environmental laboratory experience. Must have extensive experience in metals analysis. Some previous lead worker experience in a newborn screening laboratory is required.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact:Work Hours & Location:

Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Office of Health Protection

Division of Laboratories

2121 W Taylor

Chicago, IL

Agency Contact:

Office of Human Resources

535 W. Jefferson St. 4th fl

Springfield, IL 62761

Phone: 217-785-2031

Fax: 217-785-2038


CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above. Applicant must be deemed qualified or have submitted a promotional application to CMS to receive a qualifying grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting period. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each posting/bid ID or your bid will be rejected.

FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above.


How to Apply:

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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Chemist III:

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.