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Date:  May 11, 2022
Req ID:  1689

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  35,581.00

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22076887 - EXTRA HELP

County: Pulaski        City: Little Rock
Posting End Date:  Continuously Advertised

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $35,581.00
Center for Public Health Lab – Molecular Lab 


Additional Preferences:


Ability to work beyond regular business hours as required. Will rotate shifts with hours of 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and 11:30 am – 8:00 pm.


Experience with Microsoft Office Suite/data entry.


Occasional heavy lifting.


This is an Extra Help Position.


Hiring Official: S. Wylie

Recruitment Contact:  Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: B111C

Grade: GS04


Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00


The Laboratory Technician is responsible for preparing specimens and the laboratory for analysis, performing analysis, and recording results. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Obtains, logs, assigns laboratory control number, and labels specimen, verifying for accurate and complete specimen documentation. Develops, standardizes, evaluates, and modifies procedures, techniques, and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments. Adjusts and calibrates laboratory instruments and prepares stains, dyes, agents, reagents, culture tubes, and slides for use in analysis. Performs laboratory tests and records results in supporting documentation and laboratory log book. Records refrigerator and incubator temperatures and performs quality control tests to ensure efficiency and accuracy of test results. Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment, supplies, and the laboratory. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of laboratory test preparation and record keeping procedures. Knowledge of laboratory production procedures. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and / or subordinates. Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to complete a series of laboratory procedures. Ability to operate, maintain, and calibrate laboratory instruments. Ability to maintain precise records of technical processes and to prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of work experience involving laboratory testing, set up, and operation of laboratory equipment, and lab record maintenance. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock