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State of Massachusetts Laboratory Technician I - CODIS Collection Investigative Unit in Maynard, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Police is seeking a Laboratory Technician I for our CODIS Collection Investigative Unit. The incumbent will perform routine tests such as biological, chemical, histological, or hematological, using laboratory apparatus and testing equipment and following standardized procedures to provide data for use in research or scientific experiments. The incumbent will collect human specimens such as blood and tissue samples for use in tests and analyses as well as operate laboratory equipment such as microscopes, counters and spectrophotometers for laboratory tests and research or scientific experiments. * Maintains the cleanliness and safety of laboratory according to established standards and procedures utilizing procedures such as disposing of contaminants, washing and sterilizing glassware, and inspecting temperature control equipment. * Gives instructions to individuals and groups concerning laboratory techniques and use of equipment and responds to inquiries from the public, other agencies and private industries on such matters as laboratory test results, normal test ranges, appropriate tests or collection of samples. * Maintains records on such matters as tests performed, test results, methods, materials, and procedures used, and inventory records. * Prepares reports concerning such matters and test results and quality control, in order to provide data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or for research and scientific experiments. * Performs related duties such as assigning numbers or codes to samples or specimens for identification purposes; accession and maintaining submitted drugs and other evidence for disposition; duties may include categorizing, filing, compiling and/or providing copies of records, journals, manuals, and reference books; and reading pertinent published materials to keep abreast of developments in the field. * This person strives to create a positive work environment, effectively communicates with others, and conducts all activities in accordance with safety and security policies and procedures. * Performs all other related duties as requested. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience. II. The successful completion of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for the required experience. III. The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for the required experience. IV. Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience. Special Requirements: None. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Laboratory Services* *Organization: Department of State Police *Title: *Laboratory Technician I - CODIS Collection Investigative Unit Location: Massachusetts-Maynard - 124 Acton Street Requisition ID: 240001JB