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Sampling Technician

Recruitment #24-000306-0001




Maryland Cannabis Administration, Office of Laboratory Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for performing laboratory sampling, preparation and storage of licensed cannabis and environmental samples which require testing by the Reference Laboratory. Under the direction of the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA)'s Office of Laboratory Services (OLS)' Laboratory Supervisor, this position will prepare cannabis samples for analytical and microbiological testing.

This position will require technical laboratory experience, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail. This position will also require the ability to travel across the State of Maryland for sampling purposes, along with the ability to collaborate with the Scientists within the OLS.


Education: An Associate of Arts degree in Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience performing public health, medical or environmental laboratory testing.


1. Candidates may substitute the completion of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university, including 24 credit hours in Medical Laboratory Technology; or 24 credit hours of science courses, including 6 credit hours in Chemistry, 6 credit hours in Biology, and 12 credit hours in any combination of Chemistry, Biology, or Medical Technology, along with the completion of an approved clinical laboratory training program; or at least three months of laboratory training performing high complexity testing, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, or a Doctorate degree in Chemical, Biological or Clinical Laboratory Science, or Medical Technology, for the above specific education or training.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Non-Commissioned Officer in Health Science Research Officer classifications or Medical Laboratory Specialists specialty codes in the Science-related field of work, on a year-for- year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have professional experience preparing samples for laboratory testing. The desired candidate should also have professional experience performing environmental sampling and/or have completed educational coursework involving environmental sampling.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MCA, Office of Human Resources, 849 International Drive, Linthicum, Maryland 21090. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to uploadOnly additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact MCA's Office of Human Resources, at (410) 487-8060 or (443) 761-8194. You may also reach us via email, at

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 487-8060 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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