Employment Opportunity

Chemist - Basic

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.
  • Position will conduct testing for the presence of alcohol, drugs, and poisons.
  • Prepare legally defensible reports using data from Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and other computer reports.
  • This position will provide 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 New Mexico 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.
  • In state and out of state travel may be required.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a fully functional laboratory with potential exposure to chemical, biological agents and hazards, and mechanical hazards with extended standing, repetitive trunk/arm/hand/neck movements with computer usage or assay/methodologies utilized.
  • Ability to lift/push up to 50 lbs.
  • Strict adherence to safety policy is mandatory.
  • Be aware of exposure to odors, background noise, unknown compounds in samples, broken glassware, hot surfaces and biological pathogens.

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Posted: June 7, 2018

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