STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A12

Class No. 4144

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) laboratory work.  Work involves maintaining laboratory equipment and conducting laboratory testing and research.  May train others.  Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Maintains laboratory equipment by performing set-ups, making necessary adjustments, performing maintenance, and cleaning laboratory equipment.

Conducts screening, serological, and chemical analysis tests.

Collects and prepares samples using phlebotomy procedures.

Prepares culture media and reagents.

Prepares stains for laboratory analysis.

Sterilizes culture media, reagents, and equipment.

Inoculates selective and enrichment media for the purpose of isolating pathogenic microorganisms.

Checks vaccine viability.

May monitor experiments and advise supervisors on unusual results and malfunctions.

May perform research computations and report errors as appropriate.

May prepare data sheets and report data.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in laboratory work.  Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of laboratory techniques and procedures, and of performing minor maintenance on laboratory equipment.

Skill in the operation and maintenance of laboratory and research equipment, in performing mathematical computations, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to communicate effectively and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15