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Environmental Scientist (Chemistry)

General Description
·        Evaluates and summarizes scientific studies and data submitted to meet the Department’s requirements for registration of pesticide products in the area of chemistry (product chemistry and physical/chemical properties).
·        Performs research, analysis, validation, and statistical examination of the submitted studies and data. 
·        Develops and writes technical reports and prepares regulatory and compliance documents and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program as in the above scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.)

Application Process

1)     Create a CalCareer Account
2)     Take the Self-Assessment Exam:
Within your account select “Exam/Assessment Applications”, in the search box type in “Environmental Scientist”
3)     Apply for the Environmental Scientist (JC-179180):
In your account, select “Job Applications” and enter “Environmental Scientist”


For questions and help with the application process, please contact

Kean S Goh, PhD
Alexis Carriker, Phone: 916.445.6054
California Department of Pesticide Regulation