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Date: Nov 19, 2021

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: 427791 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64810045 

Salary:  $18.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2022 


Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Jacksonville Laboratory


This position is Subject to On-Call Duties



Your Specific Responsibilities:

Prepares, processes, and performs moderately and highly complex assays on submitted clinical specimens.

Prepares stock reagents, moderately and highly complex reagents, and media for use in virology Procedures and maintains a schedule of preparations and inventory records for reagents.

Performs quality assurance procedures and quality control testing.

Accessions submitted clinical samples, including assigning laboratory numbers to specimens and monitors specimen quality.

Maintains selected laboratory supplies and monitors function and provides preventative maintenance of selected laboratory equipment.

Analyzes and reports testing results.

Trains technicians on these procedures.

Troubleshoots Specimen and Instrument issues.

Purchasing as required.

Performs related duties as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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.



Required - Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Biological Sciences. Eligible for State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License as a Laboratory Technician.


Preferred - 1 year minimum of Laboratory experience. State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License as a Laboratory Technician.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

This position will be located in Jacksonville, Florida


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options

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Please be advised:


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


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


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.   


Incumbents 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 Department's 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.    

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.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville