Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Laboratory Technical Assistant 2 in United States

Laboratory Technical Assistant 2

Salary

$1,539.00 - $2,870.00 Monthly

Location

New Iberia, LA

Job Type

Classified

Department

University of LA - Lafayette

Job Number

NIRC120518LTA2

Closing

12/10/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO A SPECIAL ENTRANCE RATE (SER)

This position is located at the

New Iberia Research Center

4401 W. Admiral Doyle Dr.

New Iberia, LA 70506

Applicants must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen in order to be considered for this vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE:

Incumbent will be exposed to monkeys/chimpanzees. Applicants who have a fear of large animals need not apply. Preferred applicants will be capable of the following:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Stand for long periods

  • Climb ladders & stairs

  • Work with arms above the head for periods of 5-10 minutes

  • Perform basic sanitation practices-mopping, scrubbing, pressure washing

  • Ability to withstand extreme temperatures

  • Operate motor vehicle

  • Distinguish colors

  • Follow oral and written instructions

  • Understand Standard Operating Procedures and follow them

  • Have tolerance to animal hair and dander

  • Write legibly

  • Problem solve

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Carolyn Benoit

Office of Human Resources

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

(337) 482-6242

carolyn.benoit@louisiana.edu

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

One year of experience as a phlebotomist, EKG/ECG technician, pulmonary technician, respiratory care technician; or in the care, preparation or handling of laboratory animals or laboratory specimens; or in the preparation and handling of cadavers.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that six semester hours of each thirty are in any one or a combination of these specialized fields: laboratory animal technology, laboratory animal science, animal science, biology, microbiology, chemistry, nursing, zoology, agricultural sciences, physics, bacteriology, histological techniques, medical technology, immunology, urology or renewable resources.

Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science will substitute for all of the required experience.

An associate degree in nursing will substitute for all of the required experience.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

NOTE:

This job is used by many agencies in different laboratory settings. Therefore, the types of experience and/or training required to perform the duties of specific positions will vary. Hiring agencies may choose to post job vacancies with a minimum qualification hiring preference based on the experience and/or training needed to successfully perform the duties for a specific position.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To perform routine laboratory duties.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Experienced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General from higher level laboratory or medical personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Clinical laboratories, educational or health care facilities; Statewide.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Laboratory Technical Assistant 1 by the presence of experienced level duties.

Differs from Laboratory Technical Assistant 3 by the absence advanced level duties.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Assists with the centrifugation of blood specimens to obtain serum or plasma as required for laboratory analysis utilizing appropriate balancing techniques.

Assists with the preparation and/or staining of slides for microscopic review.

Transports specimens to appropriate testing or storage areas.

Performs routine capillary and/or venipuncture.

Performs routine blood pathogen screening.

IN A MORGUE

Assists in preparation, embalming, and cremation of human cadavers and anatomical materials.

Maintains logs and files of cadavers and specimens received and distributed.

Collects, maintains, stores and distributes specimens.

Ensures that morgue, laboratory space and crematory are cleaned, sterilized, and have adequate instruments and supplies.

Prepares and maintains the use of anatomical materials suitable for teaching and research needs as instructed.

Assumes responsibility for the operation of the morgue, laboratory and/or crematory in the Supervisor's absence.

IN AN ANIMAL LABORATORY

Observes individual animals in a large population, noting changes in their appearance and habits, and reports in proper form their health status.

Assists in operating animal breeding programs, selecting, and sexing animals.

Cleans cages, runs, and stalls.

Provides basic nursing assistance to animals.