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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42003139

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: APALACHICOLA, FL, US, 32320

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Requisition No: 53083 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 42003139

Position Number: 42003139 

Salary:  $22,453.60 

Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2019 

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF AQUACULTURE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

James Smith, (850) 653-8317

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in laboratory work.

College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required experience provided such education includes three courses in the physical and/or natural sciences. (Note:  If education is being used to qualify for this position, you must provide a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) as supporting documentation showing the required coursework.)

Possession of a valid Driver License.

Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history,
hours worked and formal education are required to be considered in
qualifying for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be
verifiable in the Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation
can be attached to provide additional information.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional travel is required.

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

Cleans and sanitizes work space for media preparation.  Prepares routine and special media and reagents related to tests and analyses used to evaluate the sanitary quality of samples.  Utilizes sterile equipment for weighing and measuring such media and reagents related to the above.  Responsible for inventory and running controls on media and reagents prepared above.  Ensures equipment is in good working condition.

Conducts routine bacteriological, physical and chemical analyses of samples including estuarine water, potable water, and shellfish samples to determine sanitary quality.  Documents results of analyses.  Responsible for weekend/holiday routine work as required.  Responsible for documenting all quality assurance results and controls relating to the above.  Responsible for filing daily and monthly records as related to the above.  Drives vehicles to pick up necessary supplies and equipment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to understand and follow technical instruction relating to laboratory testing and analysis. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to prepare and maintain laboratory documentation data. 
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations. 
  • Ability to perform manual tasks that are routine and repetitive. 
  • Ability to drive an automobile and pick up materials and supplies.

SPECIAL NOTES:

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. 


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