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CHEMIST II - 64047529

Date: Sep 7, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202

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Requisition No: 19492 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: CHEMIST II - 64047529

Position Number: 64047529 

Salary:  $1,257.57 - $1,746.81 

Posting Closing Date: 09/20/2017 

Department of Health

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Jacksonville Laboratory



This is a professional laboratory position responsible for testing and monitoring for Amino Acidemias, Fatty Oxidation Disorders, Organic Acidemias, Hemoglobinopathies and other Endocrine, Genetic and Metabolic Disorders. 


Prepares tests on all newborn screening filter paper blood specimens to detect infants at risk for Amino Acidemias, Fatty Oxidation Disorders, Organic Acidemias, Sickle Cell, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, Biotinidase Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, CAH and other Endocrine, Genetic and Metabolic Disorders.Initially check and approve test results electronically transmitted to mainframe computer database.  Assure that all positives and borderline results have correct data concerning date of collection, birth weight, type of feeding and transfusion. Perform follow-up testing to confirm results on those infants at risk for the Disorders tested in the Newborn Screening Laboratory.


Maintain quality control data, participate successfully in proficiency testing and take corrective actions as needed.


Perform daily maintenance of instruments and troubleshooting if needed.


Delineate blood spots for hand punch, machine punch and those that are unsatisfactory on a rotating basis.


Perform other related duties as required.



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

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

Knowledge of the method of data collection. 

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.



Associates degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

1 - 3 Years Clinical Laboratory Experience



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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