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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 25561 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64064780 

Salary:  $1,074.08 - $1,463.78 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/20/2017 

Department of Health

Jacksonville Laboratory




Responsible for processing all clinical specimens received daily. This work includes setting up of processing room, accessioning of clinical specimens including ELO, CDC method of digestion and decontamination, adding of phosphate buffer, centrifugation, direct smear preparation/heat fixing of slides and inoculation to LJ solid media and Mgit liquid media. Will incubate, organize and rotate LJ cultures weekly and enter Mgit tubes into MGIT 960 machine. Will keep clinical specimens tested in processing for 10 days and discard accordingly.


Responsible for FA and ZN staining, reading of AFB slides, grading of positive slides, preparing batch worksheet, documenting results into worksheet and patients slips, confirming positive AFB smear results and entering results into LABWARE. Will make copies on patients with smear positive results for RTPCR and fax reports. Will document daily processing QC sheet


Responsible of numbering slides, labeling LJ and Mgit tubes, ordering weekly phosphate buffers, NAOH/NALC and saline solutions. Will replace CO2 tank as needed. Will pick up all clinical TB specimens at triage, guard and shipping and receiving. Will prepare AFB stains and acid alcohol. Will keep processing room clean and tidy.


Responsible for QC/QA and cleaning of all equipment in processing including BSL II hood, centrifuge, 37 degrees incubator, microscopes, LJ’s and Mgits. Will document all results into QC book


Participate in proficiency testing, professional development and student training. Will participate in autoclaving materials use in TB testing as scheduled. Will help other TB section as needed.



Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing. 

Knowledge of procedures, techniques & equipment used in lab testing and analysis. 

Skill in the use of lab equipment. 

Ability to communicate effectively. 

Ability to work independently. 

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.



AA, BS, MASTERS or PhD (Any of these listed)

MINIMUM of 1 Year



State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License  or be eligible 



**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


**NOTE: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  


Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.




Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.  Revised 02/13/2017




The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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