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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST IV - SES - 64007152

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 366981 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST IV - SES - 64007152

Position Number: 64007152 

Salary:  1,673.36 - 2,529.96 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 05/17/2021 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

Miami Laboratory

Open Competitive

Salary Range - $1,673.36 - $2,529.96 Biweekly

 

DESCRIPTION

This is a highly independent professional position responsible for overseeing and providing testing in Virology and Bioterrorism Sections of the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories-Miami. This includes conducting high-complexity testing for a wide variety of infectious agents, including both viral and bacterial agents and biological toxins. This position is primarily responsible for supervising personnel assigned to the Virology Section, including evaluation and scheduling of staff, planning and directing work, approving leave, and having authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. Provides training to staff in the performance of diagnostic assays and biosafety procedures. This position is also responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a quality management system for all testing performed in the section, ensuring adherence to applicable regulatory standards. Maintain inventory of expendable supplies. Review and approve test results. Complete staff time records and perform yearly performance evaluations for direct reports. Perform testing, coordinate workflows, and provide technical support in the Virology Section, including reviewing results and reporting. Participates in all efforts to meet the expected turn-around-time for the section with emphasis on enhanced service whenever possible. Participates in laboratory proficiency testing. Coordinates with other supervisors and staff to ensure successful laboratory operations. Ensures preventative maintenance of instruments is conducted in a timely basis as required by the manufacturer, regulatory authorities, and good laboratory practices.

Conducts risk assessments of new assays and procedures. Designs studies to validate and verify new assays in accordance with applicable regulatory standards. Work with vendors to select and procure new instruments, equipment, and assays. Procures necessary supplies, equipment, reagents, and services as needed and in accordance with state purchasing regulations.

Serves as a subject matter expert for virology testing and coordinates with other organizations and agencies, such as county health departments, hospitals, and reference laboratories, to design, implement, and maintain surveillance systems and testing. Represents BPHL-Miami to external stakeholders and works with customers to ensure needs are being met.

Prepares and present papers of project results as needed.  Prepares periodic progress reports of project for the administration.

 

Performs other laboratory and administrative work as required. Performs related work in the bioterrorism lab when necessary.

 

A state of Florida Clinical Laboratory Supervisor License is required. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

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

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

Skill in the use of lab equipment. 

Ability to communicate effectively. 

Ability to work independently. 

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION

Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

5 years

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must be eligible for a clinical laboratory supervisor license in either microbiology or molecular pathology.

 

NOTE

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team! 

 

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.

 

Please be advised:

Florida DOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.  Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. 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.  

 

This position requires fingerprinting and a security background check.  You will be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check.  Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety- sensitive positions. 

 

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. 

 

Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the DOH in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

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.

 

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: www.sss.gov.

 

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.

 

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any others documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403- 2110.

 

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.


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