MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST III job vacancy in The State of Florida – Jobs in Florida

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Job Details
Company Name :
The State of Florida
Company Location :
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Job Position :
Job Category :
Jobs in Florida

Job Description :
Requisition No: 685601
Agency: Department of Health
Position Number: 64007186
Salary: $1,478.06 – $2,290.25 Biweekly
Posting Closing Date: 07/29/2022
Bureau of Public Health Laboratories
Jacksonville Laboratory
Salary Range: $1,478.06 – $2,290.25 Biweekly

Your Specific Responsibilities:
This is a professional medical laboratory scientist position responsible for developing and enhancing the Medical Marijuana laboratory section of the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories. This scientist position will provide assistance in the development, adaptation validation, and implementation of new analytical methods for specimen microbial contamination as required by Florida Statutes, perform analyses independently and process specimens according to guidelines as recommended by ISO17025.

The incumbent assists in the development, adaptation, validation, and implementation of new analytical techniques used to analyze organisms of Public Health concern

The incumbent performs sample preparation and complex microbiological procedures for diagnostic testing on various types of marijuana products submitted for laboratory analysis at the Jacksonville laboratory by the Office of Medical Marijuana. Culture and molecular procedures will identify Shiga toxin, E. coli, Salmonella, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus funigatus, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus terreus.

Assumes responsibility for instrumentation assigned, documents daily maintenance, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubling and assures quality assurance objectives are maintained for all analytical methods performed

The incumbent ensures the accurate reporting and recording of laboratory results in the electronic Laboratory Information Management System and oversees the log in and chain of custody of specimens. The incumbent is also familiar with any other software that may be needed for operation and testing within the units.

Performs other tasks or projects assigned by supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of terminology, principles and techniques used in analysis and testing.
Knowledge of procedures, techniques & equipment used in lab testing and analysis.
Skill in the use of lab equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to write technical documents.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Preferred – Bachelors Degree or above, 3 or more years of experience.

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Where You Will Work:
Jacksonville, Florida

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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Flexible Spending Accounts;
Tuition waivers;
And more!

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Please be advised:

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. 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 Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

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.

Incumbents 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 Department’s 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.
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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.

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