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SC Department of Public Safety Lab Specialist II-Temp Hourly in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Under general supervision performs receiving, inventory, storage and other duties related to maintaining the Public Health Laboratory and Environmental Affairs Supply Section. Performs histological procedures to remove animal brains for rabies testing.

Responsible for processing requests for forms and supplies submitted by laboratory clients. Assemble laboratory specimen kits and supplies for delivery. Package required supplies to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the different couriers used by the laboratory. Operates US Postal machine, United Parcel Service (UPS) software and postage scale in accordance with SOP. Receives all shipments via freight, UPS, and courier systems on a daily basis. Check packing slips against purchase orders to determine correctness of shipment. Delivers supplies and/or equipment to requesting Sections or Divisions. Opens and separates mail and specimens by test requested. Specimens are sorted and distributed appropriately.

Responsible for ordering, delivering, maintaining, and inventorying gas cylinders for the Hayne Building. This includes processing specifications and requisitions to establish purchase order and coordinating with Lab Supervisor for delivery.

Responsible for the handling and removal of all pallets accumulated at the Hayne Building. This includes coordinating with the Department of Corrections for recycling and the disassembly of non-recyclable pallets.

Cuts open animal head and removes brains (histological operation) for testing. Number brains and request forms according to Virology and Rabies Laboratory's procedures.

Responsible for mail and specimen pick up from the Northeast Post Office. Must properly sort mail and specimens. Delivers courier mail to IMS using cargo van.

Responsible for histological operation on a rotating schedule during assigned weekends and holidays. Must pick up mail and specimens from Post Office and properly sort and store them on assigned weekends and holidays. Serves as backup person in the event of an emergency.

Gathers and shreds documents, including confidential material, from assigned areas of the BOL. HIPAA and safety guidelines are strictly followed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

*State Minimum Requirements: *A high school diploma and journey-level technical experience in a related laboratory setting.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

*Agency Additional Requirements: *The ability to work a rotating schedule on holidays and weekends; must be available on assigned weekends. Must be able to distinguish colors. Ability to lift 50lbs. to a height of two feet off floor. Manual dexterity required to open and separate mail. Biohazard dangers constant while processing specimens and safety procedures must be followed to prohibit employee from exposure to certain biological hazards.

May be required to work on nights and weekends in the event of a public health emergency. All employees will be available for work duties when emergency events occur and will respond as assigned.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Additional Comments

DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Salary: $14.50 Hourly

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: Temporary - Full-Time

Job Number: 105526

Closing: 9/22/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: ED25

Position Number: Temp Hourly

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Unclassified

Hiring Range - Min.: $14.50

Hiring Range - Max.: $14.50

Opening Date: 09/15/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Central Office

Address: 2600 Bull Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-3310

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