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Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 66828 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64067592 

Salary:  $27,926.08 - $39,503.91 

Posting Closing Date: 08/27/2019 

Florida Department of Health- Miami Laboratory


Open Competitive

Salary: $27,926.08 - $39,503.91

Posting Closing Date: 7/19/2019




DUTIES:   This is medical laboratory work involving the application of independent judgment on a variety of complex laboratory procedures. A State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License is required. Duties include specimen accessioning, specimen processing, reagent preparation, clinical testing, data review, reporting, and instrument operation/maintenance, according to established procedures. This position has On-Call Assignment responsibilities.


Performs screening and Nucleic Acid Amplification tests for HIV.


Performs Western Blot testing on Dried Blood Spots (DBS) received from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance - Washington (NHBS).


Performs all quality control as required by the SOPs and quality assurance for the section including participation in proficiency testing and assists in maintaining up-to-date inventory of supplies, reagents and media.


Reports results to NHBS by secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and notifies the Finance Department at Jacksonville Laboratory on a monthly basis of number of samples received from NHBS.


Prepares and discards daily medical waste following Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) Biohazardous waste protocol. Attends staff meetings and required training. Follows BPHL/DOH safety policies.


Performs Serology Testing as required.


Performs rabies testing as required.


Performs other lab related duties as required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:   Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing. 

Knowledge of procedures, techniques and equipment used in laboratory testing and analysis. Skill in the use of laboratory equipment.

Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.


Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):   State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License       Chapter 483 F.S. and Rule 64B3 F.A.C. 


NOTES: 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.


You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed by Florida Statutes.  All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.


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.


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. 


Special Note:  Incumbent may be required to work during 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 to perform other emergency.  Duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


Please do not submit documents directly to the agency.


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: Miami

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