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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42000878

Date: Nov 7, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 47317 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV - 42000878

Position Number: 42000878 

Salary:  $26,540.54 - $31,848.70 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 11/21/2018 

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF FOOD SAFETY
BUREAU OF FOOD LABORATORIES

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

CONTACT:

Jason Crowe at (850) 617-7562

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A high school diploma or its equivalent and four (4) years of experience in laboratory work.

College or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours of the required experience provided such education includes three courses in the physical and/or natural sciences.

Certain positions within this class require individuals to meet specific federal or state regulations as identified by the employing agency.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history, hours
worked and formal education are required to qualify for this position. Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and
other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional Travel Required

JOB DUTIES:

Ensures samples are prepared for further analysis, such as weighing and collating paperwork, as required.  Under supervision, may perform a variety of physical tests and analyses of foods in a timely manner, usually non-instrumental; provides results to a Chemist for review.

Works with supervisor, staff and laboratory quality manager to ensure quality assurance and ultimately, improvement, as required under International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 17025.   Works to make inventories (equipment and chemical/reagent/supplies) current and complete.

Strives to ensure proper working of section, including participation in the care and maintenance of laboratory equipment; initiates purchasing of laboratory equipment and supplies (including reagent and chemicals/supplies); ensures laboratory and work areas are clean and orderly.

Maintains personal expertise in analytical procedures, quality assurance and improvement through self-motivation. Complies with state and department policies and procedures for analysis of foods. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of basic concepts and principles of the physical or natural sciences.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, equipment and material used in the laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic. 
  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and materials. 
  • Ability to collect, record and analyze laboratory data. 
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instructions relating to laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to perform laboratory tests and analyses. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations. 
  • Ability to comply with strict procedural and quality control/quality assurance guidelines in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. 
  • Ability to use laboratory computer applications (email, data processing, spreadsheet, database, word processing) in a networked environment. 
  • Ability work in a team environment with other analysts. 

SPECIAL NOTES:

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