Employment Opportunity

Chemist - Drug Confirmation

State of New Mexico Department of Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Salary: $26,228.80 - $45,656.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 19, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • This position will provide forensic analysis of biological samples in criminal and death investigations within an American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) accredited laboratory.
  • This position will conduct testing for the presence of alcohol, drugs, and poisons, and prepare legally defensible reports using data from Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and other computer reports.
  • Incumbent will provide factual and/or expert testimony in a court of law when needed.
  • This position is responsible for ordering, delivery, storage, and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or closely related field.
  • Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience.
Employment Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive a Defensive Driving Course certificate as a condition of continued employment.
  • Successful completion of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is required.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a fully functional laboratory containing biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards.
  • Incumbent will be required to use all applicable safety equipment and follow all safety precautions specified by the employer.
  • There will be extended standing, repetitive trunk/arm/hand/neck movements with computer usage or assay/methodologies utilized.
  • Work involves using high voltage electronic instrumentation, and high-pressure gas cylinders.
  • Ability to lift/push up to 50 lbs.
  • Some travel with occasional overnight stay may be required.

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Posted: June 7, 2018

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