Lab Tech II

State of Utah

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Job Description



The Utah State Correctional Facility is looking for a qualified Laboratory Technician II. This position prepares test set-ups, performs operational support tasks including sample and receiving, and assists in performing tests. May also assist in administering drug testing and interpreting the results using SYVA (emit) equipment.

Principal Duties
As a Lab Tech II you will:Analyze and test items and interpret results.
Prepare specimens for laboratory analysis by preparing media, solutions, and reagents, etc.; stains slides and smears, performs other technical laboratory procedures.
Store and dispose of various samples and/or hazardous materials using prescribed methods.
Clean, sterilize and or disinfect areas and/or equipment.
Enter data into a computer system and retrieve, correct, or delete previously entered data.
Maintain accurate records and logs.
Administer/conduct tests or examinations and/or evaluate results.
Operate, maintain, calibrate and adjust specialized equipment.
Evaluate test results, make recommendations, communicate test findings and compile reports.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position is someone who:is comfortable working inside a Correctional Facility
understands laboratory techniques and safety practices
is familiar with State or agency-specific software application program(s)
can review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness
can enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form.
can deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
understands principles, theories, and practices of biological science
is able to find, gather and collect information or data
can maintain and/or repair tools and equipment
is able to use cleaning agents, products and equipment

Why You Should Join Our Team
Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.

For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link.

Supplemental Information

DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.
Must be able to pass thorough criminal background check.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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