Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Chemist in Austin, Texas

Performs moderately complex chemical analysis work. Work involves coordinating and conducting the chemical analysis and physical testing of various materials, chemicals and alcoholic beverage products; conducting research studies; and preparing technical reports of test results. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of Duties:

Directs and conducts laboratory procedures for testing of alcoholic beverages, special research projects and miscellaneous examinations Conducts chemical analysis of alcoholic beverages or other materials Conducts research and developmental work concerning chemical processes and substances Consults with staff on proper research, analysis and interpretive procedures Prepares specifications for laboratory chemicals, equipment and supplies Prepares technical reports and documents Provides specifications for laboratory chemicals Reviews and approves product label applications May testify at formal or informal hearings or before courts of jurisdiction. Uses computers for various operations including preparing and submitting reports May interpret chemical and physical analyses May train others May supervise the work of others Performs other duties as assigned 25% Travel required for this position

General Qualification Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Training

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry or related field. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as a chemist which include the performance of laboratory duties. Education may be substituted for experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of quantitative and qualitative chemical laboratory tests. Working knowledge of the preparation, properties, structures and use of chemical and physical substances. Skilled in the use of laboratory instruments; Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, high pressure liquid chromatography, chemical hoods, density reader, hydrometer, spectrophotometer, distillation apparatus and flow meters. Skilled in preparing accurate written reports on findings. Skilled in computer operations including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Versa Regulation. Ability to maintain, secure and protect confidential, sensitive or secured information or goods. Ability to interface with label approval applicants to facilitate the label approval process. Ability to interpret codes/regulations as they pertain to the label approval process. Ability to be self-motivated and exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to work under pressure, performing multiple tasks to meet simultaneous deadlines. Ability to work effectively and professionally with agency personnel and the public Working knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures. Ability to work independently and perform as a self-starter and meet critical deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with the business communities and other agency personnel, both orally and in writing, including interactions in person, over the telephone and via electronic means. Ability to follow instructions, to pay attention to detail and to perform with a high level of accuracy. Ability to implement administrative procedures and to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Job Title: Chemist

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 10/17/16 12:00 AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/31/16 5:00 PM Central Time

Salary: $4,166.67 Monthly

Job Type: Classified Regular Full Time

Location: 5806 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas

Department: Tax and Label Approval Division