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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2 performs chemical, biochemical, microbiological, immunological, microscopic, and/or instrumental testing and analyses on a variety of specimens or samples, on a production basis, using standardized tests and recognized laboratory techniques. Employees in this class may, under close supervision, perform analyses requiring highly complex analytical techniques.
This is the second level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by the performance of a number of laboratory tests utilizing a full range of commonly applied laboratory principles, theories, methods, procedures, and analyses. Procedures at this level have greater complexity and detail than at the lower level. Laboratory Technician 2's are expected to interpret results of analyses and to run correlations with other tests before reporting results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have daily in-person or telephone contact with agency staff to exchange information or discuss test results. Employees in this class also have regular telephone contact with county health departments, physicians, industrial and business representatives, and other agencies to notify them of test results or to discuss issues pertaining to a sample or specimen.
Employees in this class work under close supervision of a laboratory supervisor, physician, dentist, scientist, academician, or other administrative superior. Test data and its interpretation are reviewed routinely for accuracy and precision. Reports are reviewed upon completion for thoroughness and accuracy (which may be used in cases of litigation). Records are reviewed routinely for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standardized testing procedures, accepted aseptic and sterilization procedures, established laboratory procedures, and applicable State and Federal regulations.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.
NOTE: An Associate's Degree in Laboratory Science may substitute for one year of the required experience.