Laboratory Consultant (35 Hour)


Recruitment #240319-5609HC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Laboratory Consultant. This position will be apart of our Facility Licensing and Investigations Section (FLIS), a part of our Healthcare Quality and Safety Branch. The Laboratory Consultant is critical to protecting the health and safety of the residents of Connecticut who require services of medical laboratory, biosafety laboratories, blood and plasma donation centers which are licensed by the Department of Public Health and federally certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). See below for additional information on this great opportunity!

There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • A healthy work/life balance!
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  • Conducting on-site licensure surveys and CMS certification inspection to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Follow-up visits are required to ensure identified noncompliance is corrected.
  • Investigating complaints in licensed and certified medical/biosafety laboratories, as well as blood/plasma donation centers, blood draw stations and monitoring visits in response to potential and/or identified emergencies. These can include, but are not limited to: quality of care/life concerns, environmental concerns, infectious disease and/or strike actions.
  • Performing other and related duties for the situational needs of the department.

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

  • Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

The Facility Licensing and Investigations Section more commonly known as "FLIS" licenses, monitors, inspects and investigates complaints involving a variety of facilities and services.  It performs federal certification inspections in health care facilities participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs and identifies deficiencies that may affect that facility's state licensure or eligibility for federal reimbursement.

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


In the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Laboratories this class is accountable for the inspection of clinical, environmental and hospital laboratories and other facilities under jurisdiction including evaluation of analytical methods and procedures and review of quality control data and analysis records.


  • Performs onsite inspections of clinical, environmental, hospital, canine, research and veterinary laboratories, plasmapheresis centers and blood collection facilities; 
  • Notes and recommends actions for correction of deficiencies found during onsite inspections; 
  • Evaluates cleanliness, lighting, ventilation and safety installations; 
  • Evaluates quality assurance, quality assessment and quality control procedures and methodologies; 
  • Evaluates adequacy and effectiveness of instrumentation and equipment; 
  • Evaluates laboratories for safety and freedom from biological, chemical, physical and radiological hazards; 
  • Evaluates skill and ability of technical staff in performance of tests and proper use of standards and controls; 
  • Makes recommendations to approve or disapprove initial license, relicensing and/or termination of license; 
  • Prepares performance evaluation samples for laboratories; 
  • Reviews and analyzes proficiency results from environmental and medical laboratories; 
  • Checks records and written procedures; 
  • Reviews scientific methods and determines compliance; 
  • Provides information and consultation to laboratory personnel and general public concerning a variety of issues such as license, quality assurance, regulations, etc.; 
  • Investigates complaints concerning laboratories or other facilities; 
  • Maintains knowledge of current laboratory methodologies and equipment; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • clinical chemistry, environmental chemistry, hematology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, serology and laboratory quality control procedures; 
    • immunohematology, cytology, histopathology and blood banking procedures; 
    • laboratory analysis of drinking water, wastewater, solid waste and effluent discharge; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communications skills; 
    • in calibration and use of laboratory instruments; 
  • Ability to make accurate and objective observations.


Eight (8) years of professional laboratory experience in clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, medical technology or a related area.


  • College training in chemistry, medical technology, microbiology or a closely related field 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.
  • A Master's degree in chemistry, medical technology, microbiology or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with quality control and quality assurance in a medical or clinical laboratory environment.
  • Experience with proficiency testing and documenting facts, findings and outcomes in a medical laboratory setting.
  • Experience interpreting state and federal regulations.
  • Experience in infection control programs and biosafety standards.
  • Possess certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), or other equivalent certification.


  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
  • Incumbents in this class inspecting environmental laboratories must successfully complete the U.S. Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Course (organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology) and be certified as a State Certification Officer by the Regional Environmental Protection Agency office.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.