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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 9771 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST I - 60004813

Position Number: 60004813 

Salary:  $25,479.22- $43,182.66 

Posting Closing Date: 10/20/2019 






BROADBAND LEVELS:               Level 3 – Pay Band 005

                                                       Level 4 – Pay Band 009


This is professional biological, microbiological, or chemical work performing complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.




Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.


Cuts, stains, and mounts biological material on slides for microscopic study, diagnosis and/or reporting.


Examines slides under microscope to detect deviations from norm and to report abnormalities for further study.


Performs chemical and physical tests and analyses.


Prepares chemical reagents for studies and analyses.


Analyzes samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction.


Selects and prepares specimen and media for cell culture, using aseptic technique and knowledge.


Cultivates, isolates, and assists in identifying microbial organisms, and performs various identification tests.


Examines and tests human, animal, or other materials.


Conducts analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.


Conducts research.


Communicates with physicians, family members, and researchers requesting technical information regarding test results.


Calibrates and maintains equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer-controlled analyzers.


Enters analysis of medical tests and clinical results into computer.


Sets up, cleans, and maintains laboratory equipment.


Confers with health department, industry personnel, physicians, and others to develop health safety standards and programs to improve public health.


Supervises activities of clerical and statistical or laboratory personnel.




Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge

Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

Evaluating Info. Against Standards

Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or electronic/magnetic recording.

Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization

Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Controlling Machines and Processes

Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

Analyzing Data or Information

Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.




Using scientific methods to solve problems


Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents


Information Gathering

Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information


Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems


Critical Thinking

Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches


Active Learning

Working with new material or information to grasp its implications



Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience


Information Organization

Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information



Talking to others to effectively convey information



Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something



Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions


Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job


Solution Appraisal

Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts



Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods



Knowledge of plant and animal living tissue, cells, organisms, and entities, including their functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment


English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar


Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures


Education and Training

Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles



Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including one or more of the following:  arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications


Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming


Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of some or all of the following: weaponry, public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property


Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions





EFFECTIVE:                        08/01/2003

History:                       03/17/2003


Florida State Hospital is a tobacco free environment.


“BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.”

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


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: Tallahassee