Why DOH? We offer….
One of the most competitive benefits package in the nation that is designed to meet the needs of you and your family. Beyond the traditional benefits such as Health, Life Insurance, Retirement, and related benefits, we offer Flex Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance, Deferred Compensation and so much more.
A commitment to work/life balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion that fosters an inclusive environment.
Employees earn between 14 and 25 days of paid vacation per year depending on the length of employment.
A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.
DOH is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
Employees, that are benefit eligible and have an assigned official duty station in King, Pierce, or Snohomish Counties will receive a card for travel on public transportation known as a “One Regional Card for All”, otherwise known as an ORCA Card.
Salary Note: The salary listed includ
2 openings available.
This announcement will be used to fill two (2) permanent full-time Laboratory Technician 1 positions.
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As a Laboratory Technician 1 (LT1), you will:
Prepare laboratory media.
Decontaminate laboratory waste.
Clean and prepare laboratory glassware.
Maintain laboratory supplies and consumable inventory, receive packages containing specimens, and samples– ensuring these goods and services are available to Public Health Laboratory (PHL) staff in a timely manner.
These duties must be performed accurately, expeditiously, and in a safe manner to protect the safety of employees and the public. This position will rotate through the Support Services Units: Glassware, Dish Room, Mailroom, Kit Prem, Media, and Stockroom performing essential routine work that must be completed accurately and in a timely manner.
When assigned to Media, the employee will focus their time primarily in media and help in other areas as time permits. Once cross-trained in Media, the employee may be designated as back-up media staff in the event of staff shortage. Remaining team members will focus on completing the work of all the other units.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Preparing microbiological media and chemical solutions for specimen testing and other duties as assigned.
Receiving and processing packages related to procurements and purchase orders and maintaining stock inventory.
Cleaning and drying laboratory glassware, plastic ware, and other laboratory supplies.
Inspecting and preparing laboratory glassware, plastic ware and other lab supplies for use in PHL Lab units and media preparation.
Preparing specimen collection kits and laboratory supply orders.
Sorting and distributing inbound mail and preparing outbound mail and packages.
Separates and delivers specimens to Specimen Receiving Unit or other designated locations within the PHL.
The duty station for this position is in Shoreline, WA. This position is required to have an on-site presence to perform the main scope of duties, functions, and responsibilities of the position.
Option 1: Two (2) or more years of work experience performing microbiological, chemical, clinical, or public health testing or surveillance.
Option 2: One (1) of more years of training in medical technology or education in college WHICH INCLUDES courses in laboratory sciences; AND one (1) or more years of work experience performing microbiological, chemical, clinical, or public health testing or surveillance.
Option 3: Two (2) or more years of training in medical technology or education in college WHICH INCLUDES courses in laboratory sciences.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies