LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, COMMUNICABLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE DIVISION, DAVIDSON COUNTY
THIS POSITION IN IN LABORATORY SERVICES
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), ecology, life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology, health physics, biochemistry or biophysics), medical laboratory science, pre-medicine, or other acceptable science, and five years of full-time professional work in the related field.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate course work received from an accredited college or university in a related field may substitute for the required experience on a year-to-year basis to a maximum of three years (e.g. 24 graduate semester hours or 36 graduate quarter hours in a related field may substitute for one year of the required experience).
Other Requirements: Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
A PH Lab Scientist 4 performing Clinical duties the major portion of their time must: Be Licensed as a Medical Laboratory Technologist by the Tennessee Department of Health
Unlicensed but eligible to become licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health as a Medical Laboratory Technologist
Licensure as a Medical Laboratory Technologist by the Tennessee Department of Health must be obtained within three months of hire date and maintained throughout the duration of employment.
Note: Licensure as a Medical Laboratory Supervisor or Director subsumes the Public Health Laboratory Scientist 4 level and therefore also qualifies for this job classification.
A PH Lab Scientist 4 performing Chemist duties the major portion of their time must: have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, including at least 32 credit hours in the following areas: (1) general chemistry, (2) organic chemistry, (3) quantitative analysis, (4) instrumental analysis and (5) physical chemistry.
A PH Lab Scientist 4 performing Aquatic Biologist duties the major portion of their time must: have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, including at least 32 credit hours in biology, in one of the following areas: (1) biology or biological sciences, (2) botanical sciences, (3) environmental or conservation sciences, (4) zoological sciences, or (5) aquatic, terrestrial, or wetland biology or ecology or other acceptable biological science related field. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license throughout the duration of employment.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions
Job Overview: Summary: Under minimal supervision, serves as the Lead Scientist for a work unit; is responsible for advanced laboratory work of complex difficulty, as it relates to chemistry, aquatic biology, microbiological, and/or molecular areas; and performs other tasks as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is an advanced working or lead level class in the Public Health Laboratory Scientist series. Duties may include daily oversight of laboratory scientists, scheduling of work, method comparisons, test verifications, test validations, employee mentoring and work of complex difficulty, This class differs from Public Health Laboratory Scientist 3 in that an incumbent of the latter performs moderate to complex laboratory testing and does not fill the role of Lead Scientist.
Competencies (KSA's): Competencies:
Drive for Results
Building Effective Teams
Customer and Personal Service
Complex Problem Solving
Operation and Control
Quality Control Analysis
Flexibility of Closure
Speed of Closure
Visual Color Discrimination
Gross Body Coordination
Fluency of Ideas