Laboratory Scientist I

Recruitment #211021-X14A-01

Introduction

 

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Laboratory Scientist I in the Laboratory Services Division. This is a classified position (PIN #04000512) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $39,640 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Under direct supervision of the Section Supervisor, the Laboratory Scientist performs routine testing and assists in promoting a quality of service based on accuracy and timeliness in reporting results. Responsible for assisting the Section Supervisor in the effective operation of the laboratory through the coordination of all activities in their respective responsibilities. This position is responsible for the analysis of microbiological and/or chemical testing of milk, meat, water and food products. The Laboratory Scientist must also obtain certification as a Dairy Analyst in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dairy Program and attend training given by the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN). 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position requires being able to stand for extended periods of time, lift at least 50 pounds and work with microorganisms and toxic chemicals in a laboratory setting. This position may require some in-state and out-of-state travel. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing.  Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a specific set of routine clinical, analytical and/or environmental laboratory tests while under close supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.