State Of Louisiana Baton Rouge , LA 70804
Job Number: OPH/KDC/0658
This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Biochemistry / Baton Rouge, LA / East Baton Rouge Parish
Cost Center: 0326-7412
Position Number(s): 50330009
This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Probationary or Promotional appointment.
Preferred Experience: Supervisor experience in addition to 3-5 years of experience with Newborn screening.
The Public Health Laboratory Scientist Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Biochemistry/Newborn Screening (NBS) Section of the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) Central Laboratory. The Biochemistry/Newborn Screening laboratory is responsible for conducting numerous, complex clinical laboratory analysis which comprise the various newborn screening panels.
The NBS laboratory supports and interacts with various OPH Programs, including the OPH Genetics Program, Blood Lead Program, and Sickle Cell Programs. The NBS laboratory also interacts with other public and private institutions and submitters. The NBS Manager reports to the OPH Central Laboratory leadership (Laboratory Director).
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.
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Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
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:
P.O. BOX 4818
BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218. Qualifications
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in any one or a combination of the following: biological, environmental, or chemical science, plus four years of professional level experience in a biological laboratory, chemical laboratory or environmental laboratory.
A master's degree in a biological, environmental, or chemical science will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A doctorate degree in a biological, environmental, or chemical science will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and/or security clearance, including but not limited to those required for the Federal Select Agent Program and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners license requirements.
FOR POSITIONS DEALING WITH CLINICAL TESTING:
For positions which involve processing and analysis of human specimens and/or the generation or interpretation of laboratory results that may be used in the diagnosis or treatment of a disease or condition in humans, the incumbent must have at the time of appointment a current valid license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist Generalist (CLS-G) or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist Specialist (CLS-S) issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME).
A Temporary License to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Specialist issued by the LSBME shall fulfill this requirement only for the limited time period granted by the LSBME. The incumbent is required to satisfy the requirements for a CLS-G or CLS-S permanent license prior to the expiration of the temporary license.
Function of Work:
To manage the activities of a Public Health Regional Laboratory or a major section of the Centralized Public Health Laboratory.
Level of Work:
Broad direction from either the Public Health Laboratory Assistant Director or the Public Health Laboratory Director.
Broad over Public Health Laboratory Scientist Supervisors and other lower level public health laboratory staff.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Division of Laboratories.
Differs from the Public Health Laboratory Scientist Supervisor by responsibility for serving as manager of a regional laboratory or major section of the Central Laboratory.
Differs from the Public Health Laboratory Technical Master by the absence of responsibility for functions related to research, certification, quality assurance, education, emerging laboratory technologies or other specialties.
Differs from the Public Health Laboratory Assistant Director by the absence of administrative and/or scientific responsibility for the statewide coordination and operation of the Public Health Laboratory system.
Examples of Work
Coordinates and integrates the efforts of the laboratory with policies and goals of the Division of Laboratories.
Makes recommendations involving types of tests, methods and procedures of analyses, and interprets results.
Collaborates with other agencies in resolving problems.
Consults and advises health care professionals and officials in local, state and federal agencies, as well as private industry, regarding clinical and environmental issues.
Ensures that all activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Evaluates new laboratory methods and techniques and recommends their implementation or rejection.
Coordinates purchase of laboratory supplies and equipment.
Participates in research related to grants or special projects at the discretion of the Public Health Laboratory Director or Public Health Laboratory Assistant Director.
Oversees, reviews and coordinates quality assurance and quality control procedures.
Accountable for budgetary expenditures in a Public Health Regional Laboratory or a major section of the Public Health centralized Laboratory.
Reviews and evaluates proficiency testing and other procedures required for certification.
Serves as an expert witness and provides technical testimony at hearings and enforcement proceedings relevant to analyses performed by the respective laboratories.
Coordinates and recommends personnel activities such as conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, performance, leave and merit increases.
Interviews job applicants and selects personnel for promotions or to fill vacancies.
Adheres to all federal, state and local guidelines and mandates regarding safety.