The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection is recruiting for a Laboratory Assistant 2 position located in the Case Management Unit of the Division of Scientific Services in Meriden, CT. The Case Management Unit coordinates the flow of casework to various Units in the Division of Scientific Services. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position, Monday-Friday schedule.
Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
- Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
- Cover letter
- Completed CT-HR-13
- Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
- Cover Letter
- Completed CT-HR-13
Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field. Also considered in this selection process: Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Felicia Emanuel at Felicia.Emanuel@ct.gov or 860-685-8200.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state health, academic or diagnostic laboratory, this class is accountable for performing routine technical laboratory work with an emphasis on the preparation of simple as well as moderately complex solutions, stains, culture media and/or reagents, specimens/samples for analysis using simple as well as more advanced techniques and performance of routine technical examinations according to prescribed procedures.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares simple as well as moderately complex solutions, stains, culture media and/or reagents; prepares specimens/samples for analysis using simple as well as slightly more advanced techniques; assists in or performs routine technical tests and examinations according to prescribed procedures; prepares reports and maintains records of laboratory findings; may assist in training lower level laboratory employees in preparatory techniques and checking work for conformity with required procedures; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology; ability to carry out written and oral instructions; ability to perform calculations according to prescribed procedures, keep technical records and prepare reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years' experience in related laboratory work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Laboratory Assistant 1 or above.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in the biological or physical sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- Experience working with a Laboratory Information System
- Experience working in a commercial or public (non-academic) laboratory
- Proficient skills in Microsoft Office and Excel
Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.
Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to lift standard laboratory equipment, supplies and/or bodies; may be exposed to some risk of injury from such elements as toxic vapors and toxic and/or disease carrying substances; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.