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CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II - 0822100

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 10, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4956

Job Requisition ID:  15447

Agency:  Department of Public Health  

Office: Disease Control

Division: Laboratories

Posting ID: 85-22-0284

Posted: 5/11/22-5/25/22
Salary:  $5047-$7530/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency email listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

  85-22-0284

Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety.  With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

Under direction, performs professional laboratory technologist duties in disease outbreak testing, infectious disease testing and potential bioterrorism agents and blood lead; conducts and interprets diagnostic testing procedures using automated and semi-automated laboratory instruments for clinical specimens and environmental samples. Performs QA/QC activities, preventative maintenance and assists in the training of lower level personnel. Verifies accuracy of tests and reporting of results. Serves as lead worker.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs complex analytical testing on clinical specimens for outbreak testing, infectious disease testing and potential bioterrorism agents and blood lead, report results.
  2. Instructs and trains new and lower level technical staff to perform experiments on specimens in order to detect the presence of organisms or conditions using fully automated, complex analyzers.
  3. Provides assistance to other units; prepares samples/specimens for testing.
  4. Identifies methods and prepares clinical and developmental specimens for appropriate testing; prepares special strains; solutions, reagents, and media.
  5. Serves as designated lead worker assigns and reviews work, provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
  6. Performs and documents participation in the proficiency testing program.
  7. Handles, sterilized and disposes of infectious waste in accordance with the approved guidelines and procedures.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in medical technology from a recognized college or university supplemented by one year’s professional clinical laboratory experience; or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in one of the chemical, biological, or physical sciences, supplemented by two years’ professional clinical laboratory experience.
  • Requires working knowledge of the methods and techniques of clinical laboratory analysis, the principles of bacteriological reagents, standard micro biological examinations, and the principles, practices and techniques of chemical analyses.
  • Requires working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of microscopes, analytical balance, centrifuges, distillation apparatus, gas chromatographs and other laboratory equipment. 
  • Requires ability to apply sterile techniques to avoid contamination of humans, the environment and/or the specimen.
  • Requires the ability to maintain accurate laboratory records and prepare activity reports.
  • Requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, and complex laboratory formulae and charts.
  • Excellent computer skills and work experience in Microsoft software products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc is highly preferred.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30  
Work Location: 825 N Rutledge St Springfield, IL 62702-4956

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov

Include Posting ID #: 85-22-0284 and applicant's name in the subject line when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

** DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

You MUST send a paper application to the Agency email listed above.