State of Maryland

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II (#000552)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $30,307.00-$47,317.00 Yearly


GRADE

9

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE   BARGAINING UNIT:B     OVERTIME ELIGIBLE

NATURE OF WORK

A Laboratory Technician II is the supervisory level of technical laboratory work performing routine clinical tests and preparing laboratory procedures.  Employees in this classification supervise a laboratory unit of lower-level Laboratory Technicians and may supervise clerical staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Laboratory Scientist.  The work is performed in a laboratory setting.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Laboratory Technician II is differentiated from the Laboratory Technician II in that the Laboratory Technician II has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Laboratory Technicians while the Laboratory Technician I performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises lower-level Laboratory Technicians in a laboratory unit;

Supervises and performs routine clinical tests in various fields including serology, hematology, blood chemistry, DNA testing, bacteriology, histology, environmental chemistry and environmental microbiology;

Instructs laboratory technicians in special procedures;

Prepares technical procedures and reports;

Validates new laboratory testing procedures;

Performs other related duties

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of routine microbiological, virological, and clinical laboratory techniques and terminology;

Knowledge of operation and care of laboratory equipment;

Ability to supervise and train lower-level Laboratory Technicians;

Ability to perform routine chemical and microbiological tests;

Ability to prepare reports and maintain records;

Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university including 12 credit hours in chemistry or biology.

Experience: Four years of experience as a Laboratory Assistant or Technician performing public health, forensic or medical laboratory tests.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience applying chemical or biological analysis techniques in a laboratory at a rate of one year of experience for each 30 credit hours of the required education. Substitution may not be made for the 12 specialized credit hours in chemistry or biology.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an Associate of Arts degree or higher level degree in chemistry, biology, life or forensic sciences for the required education or two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Medical Laboratory or Histopathology classifications or Medical Laboratory specialty codes in the field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit B-Administrative, Technical and Clerical classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.   An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305. 

Date Revised

July 26, 2019 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000552; EST: ; REV: 7/26/2019;

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