2416 Laboratory Technician II
|Department||Department of Public Health|
|Date Opened||5/28/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/11/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$31.45 - $38.26/hour; $5,451.00 - $6,632.00/month; $65,416.00 - $79,586.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
2416 Laboratory Technician II
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The eligible list resulting from this examination may be used to fill future vacancies in this class.
General Job Description:
The Department of Public Health’s PH Laboratory is accepting applications for 2416 full time position in class Microbiology Technician II, Technician II. Under supervision, assists laboratory analysts in processing samples, performing laboratory examinations and quality control. Responsibilities include: assisting microbiologists in the execution and analyses of laboratory based tests; assisting with analytical and data-reporting operations; managing and processing human clinical specimens; maintaining and registering patient/laboratory information into an electronic information management system or database program; performing quality control protocols on general lab equipment; recognizing and reporting errors or discrepancies in the course of performing quality control operations and assisting in the rectification of the noted problems; and may provide technical training to new Laboratory Technician I staff. Work area may be somewhat disagreeable and may include exposure to unpleasant odors, heat, blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C or other health hazards and performs related duties as required.
Location: 101 Grove Street in San Francisco
Shift: Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm, some Saturdays may be required
Under general supervision of the Godfred Masinde, the Laboratory Technician II performs the following duties:
- Unpacks and centrifuges specimens; separates plasma or serum from blood cells; and distributes into different tests and storage vessels.
- Prepares and processes sputum, blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis and microbiological examinations; prepares media and reagents for bacteriological laboratory tests; prepares proper stains for microscopic analysis; process patient specimens for laboratory analysis.
- Reads, records and evaluates the temperatures and water levels of incubators and refrigerators to ensure proper temperature and water ranges are maintained.
- Conducts quality control and assurance of patient specimens for laboratory analysis and on performance of devices, laboratory equipment, supplies and machinery; records all quality control data for reporting and quality assurance.
- Enters patient data and specimen information into computer system to prepare computerized worksheets and reports.
- Acts as liaison between biomedical engineering personnel and laboratory technicians to ensure proper functioning of laboratory equipment.
- Monitors and performs maintenance of laboratory equipment, including microscopes, centrifuges, rotators and incubators.
- Assists, coordinates, and provides laboratory support for research projects.
- May provide on-going technical guidance, instruction, and training to newly rotated laboratory personnel in the proper performance of routine procedures.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Features: The Laboratory Technician II is the journey level in the Laboratory Technician series. This class works under general supervision, performing complex and difficult laboratory assistance work. This class is distinguished from the Laboratory Technician I in that the latter class works under direct supervision, performing simple, routine, non-professional laboratory tasks.
1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination) AND
2. Experience: Requires one (1) year of experience, within the last five (5) years, working in a laboratory setting, assisting with the preparation of cultures, media, reagents and specimens for microbiological exams and laboratory analysis, dispensing of bacteriological cultures or other similarly related laboratory work experience equivalent to the duties performed by class 2402 Laboratory Technician I in the City and County of San Francisco.
Successful completion of fifteen (15) semester or twenty-two and one-half (22.5) quarter units, from an accredited college or university, which must have included one (1) college laboratory course in Chemistry or a Biological Science can substitute for six (6) months of the required experience; OR
Successful completion of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units, from an accredited college or university, which must have included two (2) college laboratory courses in Chemistry or a Biological Science, can substitute for the required one (1) year of experience.
Note: One year of Experience = 2,000 hours
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.
Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tara Stevens, by telephone at 415-554-2519, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
- Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.