Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Laboratory Assistant 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #210423-5237HN-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is hiring! We are seeking qualified individuals for a Laboratory Assistant 1 position. This Laboratory Assistant 1 position is located at the Cheshire Correctional Institute (CCI) in Cheshire, CT. This position is 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Key responsibilities of the Lab Assistant 1 are to draw ordered labs in a timely manner, assist with DNA collection per directive, ensure all communication with Quest to include placement of specimens in the collection bin in for pick up, ordering of lab supplies, keeping lab clean and orderly at all time.

This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.

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Selection Plan

The position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

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In a state health, academic or diagnostic laboratory this class is accountable for receiving training in and performing with increasing independence routine technical laboratory work with emphasis on solution and sample preparation or performing processing and laboratory functions for investigated cases.


Receives training in basic technical laboratory procedures and techniques; prepares simple solutions, stains, culture media and/or reagents according to written instructions; prepares specimens and/or samples for examinations; maintains records of work performed; may perform simple and routine tests and examinations under supervision; performs related duties as required.


Some knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology; some knowledge of medical terminology; interpersonal skills; ability to carry out written and oral instructions; ability to apply policies and procedures; some typing ability; ability to carry out simple calculations and keep simple technical records; manual dexterity.


One (1) year of experience in a laboratory or medical setting.


Graduation from high school with courses in mathematics and science may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience in venipuncture for at least one year
  • Experience in Correctional Health
  • Experience in Emergency Room or Trauma Ward environment
  • Experience in Medical Surgery environment


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 and supplies, may be exposed to some risk of injury from such elements as toxic vapors or broken glass and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions including communicable infectious diseases.


This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 


The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.