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OPS Laboratory Technician - 64906097

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33315

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Requisition No: 213521 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS Laboratory Technician - 64906097

Position Number: 64906097 

Salary:  $18.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/25/2020 

Florida Department of Health Broward County

Laboratory Technician

Open Competitive Opportunity

The position is located in Broward County

This position is pending reclass

This is a temporary position with duties associated with COVID-19 response

This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment.  OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.


When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



This position reports directly to the Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor with technical assistance by the Laboratory Director, TB physician, and Lead Lab Technologist.


The duties and responsibilities are those of a Laboratory Technician II are to  prepare packaging and shipment of specimens for COVID-19. Monitor lab specimen storage unit and assist Lead Tech with any laboratory quality and assurance issues. Required to conduct quality control processes to ensure adherence to CLIA licensing requirements.


Assists with quality control of lab specimen temperatures, testing areas, and waived lab tests,


May be required to travel to other DOH facilities.


Expected to work collaboratively with staff and provide optimal internal/external customer service.


Expected work weekdays and weekends as assigned


Other duties as required.



Knowledge of Laboratory, practices, and techniques

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention

Knowledge of  DOH-Broward Services and Public Health

Knowledge and understanding of microbiology and pathology of bacteria and viruses

Knowledge of epidemiology/infection control practices

Ability to package and ship biohazard material (Lab specimens)

Ability to practice standard precautions

Ability to participate in the planning and implementing laboratory procedures

Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical, social, and emotional problems

Ability to observe and respond to patient’s reactions to phlebotomy

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

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to prioritize workload

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to investigate and report laboratory issues



Minimum Qualification

  • Experience working as a Lab Tech in a Hospital, Primary Health Care setting , Tuberculosis, Family Planning Clinic or Outreach Setting.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting with packaging and shipping of specimens.



  • Certification as a Phlebotomist.
  • A minimum of one year experience working as a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant.
  • A current Florida Basic X-Ray Machine Operator License, Florida Statutes 468.304.



Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

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.

You will be required to provide proof of education in the form of a degree or transcript.

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.

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 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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami