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Job Reference ID:  59426 
Category:  SCIENTIFIC 
Grade:  15 
Posted Date:  10/22/2020 
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Job Description





The Arizona Department ofAgriculture is currently recruiting for two Laboratory Technician IIs for theState Agriculture Laboratory; the position is located in Chandler, Arizona.



Under general supervision,the successful candidate will be responsible for technical laboratory testingand analysis on meat, dairy, feed, fertilizer, pesticides, seed and other foodproduct samples that have been submitted to the State Agriculture Laboratory;perform quality assurance reviews of both chemical and biological analyticalresults; analyze scientific data to produce final test results.  Participate in the quality assurance,preventive maintenance and loss control program; sample and reagent preparationfor daily laboratory examinations; clean and sterilize laboratory equipment;discard finished analyzed samples and general laboratory cleaning andmaintenance.  May require supervision ofother laboratory staff members.  Maintainconfidentiality and other duties as assigned.


The successful candidatewill demonstrate the following:


Knowledge of:

·         Laboratory practices and principles of chemistryand microbiology

·         Laboratory equipment, terminology

·         Testing and analysis

·         Quality assurance principles

·         Safety practices in a laboratory environment

·         Supervisory principles

·         Good customer service principles


Skills in:

·         Use of laboratory equipment

·         Computer and computer software

·         Oral and written communication

·         Organization

·         Basic math principles


Ability to:

·         Perform analytical laboratory analysis

·         Determine if method parameters are met

·         Manual dexterity with fine motor control

·         Good record keeping

·         Write technical reports

·         Lead and supervise others



Requires possession of and the ability to retain acurrent Arizona driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s licenserecord checks, must maintain acceptable driving record and must complete anyrequired driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).  In state travel required.



Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Chemistry, Microbiology,Biology or other Physical Science

Certification or the ability to be certified by the Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) for the analysis of dairy products


Selective Preferences:

Experience in Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or otherPhysical Science in a laboratory setting.


All newly hiredemployees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility VerificationProgram.



The State offers a comprehensive benefit package thatincludes sick leave, annual leave and 10 holidays per year; health and dentalinsurance; life insurance, retirement plan and long term disability.  Optional employee benefits include short-termdisability, supplemental life insurance and deferred compensation.



Positions inthis classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System(ASRS).  Mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet theeligibility and membership criteria defined in statueCurrentcontribution rate is 12.22%.  Enrollment eligibility will becomeeffective after 27 weeks of employment.


Persons with adisability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign languageinterpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Human ResourcesDepartment at (602)542-0925.  Requestshould be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Arizona StateGovernment is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.





Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $0.00-16.35 


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