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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

  2023-01-24     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean St. Santa Cruz. Suite 510     9,251 - 11,703 month  

THE JOB: Under direction, to do technical laboratory testing and analysis; to keep records of examinations made and findings; and to do other work as required. The current vacancy is Temporary/Extra-Help. The list established will be used to fill the current and any future vacancies during the life of the list.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be Completion of college course work in the biological or physical sciences and completion of an approved apprenticeship in technical laboratory work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License/Certificate Requirements: Upon appointment, possession, and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License. Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Knowledge: Working knowledge of chemical, bacteriological, serological, hematological, and parasitological principles, procedures, techniques, equipment, and terminology used in the laboratory diagnosis of disease and abnormal conditions; principles and practices of clinical laboratory work; use and care of laboratory equipment; and preparation, mounting and staining of specimens.

Ability to: Operate technical laboratory equipment; perform standardized laboratory tests skillfully; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; set up laboratory equipment and make quick and accurate tests and analysis; understand and carry out oral and written directions; keep accurate records and prepare reports; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and detect equipment not functioning properly and substitute alternative testing methods.

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST Supplemental Questionnaire Required Open and Promotional Job # 22-NC7-01 Salary: $9,251 – 11,703 / Month Closing Date: Friday, January 13, 2023, examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.


Apply online at or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Women, and people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation.

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