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• ** Sign-On Bonus Available - Current State Employees are not eligible
Job ID: 26974

Agency: Department of Health - State Health Laboratory

Location: Pierre, SD

Salary: DOE (G - H or J)

Pay Grade: $24.80 – DOE

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a Full-Time position with the Department of Health. For more information on the Department of Health, please visit https://doh.sd.gov/laboratory/ .

This position will be hired either as a Microbiologist (GH-H pay grade) or a Sr. Microbiologist (GH-J pay grade) depending on the level of education and experience of the successful applicant.
• ** Relocation Allowance***
• New Graduates Welcome***

The South Dakota Public Health Laboratory is centrally located in Pierre, SD, and provides medical microbiology, environmental chemistry, and forensic testing services. The SDPHL is currently seeking a MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician), MLS (Medical Laboratory Scientist), or Microbiologist to join our team. The Medical Microbiology Section provides bacteriology, molecular, mycology, mycobacteriology, serology, virology, and special pathogens testing. The incumbent will work closely with a team of scientists to provide clinical and public health microbiology testing for clients throughout the state of South Dakota. Duties will include diagnostic testing in a high-complexity environment, data analysis and reporting, and client relations.

Licenses And Certifications
• MLT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) certification or equivalent is desired.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have
• minimum of an associate degree in clinical laboratory science;
• previous microbiology testing experience is preferred, but recent graduates will be considered;
• training and/or experience in high complexity testing;
• knowledge of CLIA regulations and the ability to follow laboratory policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
• knowledge of clinical and public health microbiology;
• knowledge of laboratory biosafety;
• knowledge of quality management;
• knowledge of CLIA regulations;
• safely perform clinical and public health microbiology testing in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures;
• maintain a clean and organized testing environment;
• interact collaboratively with the SDPHL medical microbiology team, epidemiology staff, and other healthcare professionals;
• operate high complexity instruments including maintenance checks as required;
• contribute to test validation and implementation;
• contribute to client outreach and education;
• participate in on-site and off-site training relevant to day-to-day duties.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: [email protected]


"An Equal Opportunity Employer
Pierre SD USA


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