• Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $87,303.36 - $117,649.20 Annually USD

Job Description



03/08/16 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice


Open Competitive Job Opportunity


All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.5 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit .

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

Provides technical and administrative supervision for a single shift of an in-hospital or ambulatory care facility clinical laboratory unit performing standardized tests within a specialty or across specialty lines.

Essential Job Functions
Plans and organizes the work of a laboratory unit in a hospital or an ambulatory care facility for a single shift to assure that all physician requested test procedures are expeditiously processed in line with established time limits.

Schedules and assigns personnel to work stations within the unit on the basis of actual workload, the number of employees available, their qualifications, the extent of their training in the procedures involved, legal requirements and other such factors.

Orients new employees and licensed trainees to the overall operations of the laboratory unit, and trains or supervises their training in the specific procedures which the unit is responsible for performing safely and accurately.

Evaluates the work of all personnel assigned to the unit and counsels them on steps they may need to take to improve their performance.

Effectively recommends or initiates disciplinary action and the adjustment of employee grievances.

Maintains a quality standards program by monitoring and surveying laboratories for the annual competency evaluation of technical staff in compliance with federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.

OPTION I: Two years of experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist I* in the service of Los Angeles County.

One year of experience at the level of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II** assisting a supervising clinical laboratory scientist in the operation of a clinical laboratory unit resolving technical problems and developing recommendations on new or alternative equipment, methods, or materials in addition to performing regular clinical laboratory scientist duties, or assigning, training, reviewing and participating in the work of a group of clinical laboratory scientists engaged in the performance of a variety of standardized clinical laboratory tests in a specialized laboratory***.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist's license issued by the California State Department of Health Services.

Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
*Applicants who expect to qualify through Option I must have held the actual Los Angeles County payroll title for the required time. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

**Experience at the level of Clinical Laboratory Scientist II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists a supervising clinical laboratory scientist in the operation of a clinical laboratory unit by resolving technical problems and developing recommendations on new or alternative equipment, methods, or materials in addition to performing regular clinical laboratory scientist duties -OR- Assigns, trains, reviews and participates in the work of a group of clinical laboratory scientists engaged in the performance of a variety of standardized clinical laboratory tests.
The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.

***Specialized requirements may include:
  • Biochemistry: Including one (1) year in a biochemistry laboratory.
  • Hematology: Including one (1) year in a hematology laboratory.
  • Immunology: Including one (1) year in an immunology laboratory.
  • Blood Bank: Including one (1) year in a blood banking laboratory.
  • Microbiology: Including one (1 year in a microbiology laboratory.
  • Toxicology: Including one (1) year in a toxicology laboratory.
A Master's degree from an accredited**** college or university in:

Clinical Laboratory Science,

Clinical Research Administration -or-

Medical Technology.

Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications weighted at 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

Eligibility Information
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Vacancy Information
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

Available Shift

Application and Filing Information

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Department Contact:
Carin Stinson
(323) 914-7963 Office

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 869-7124

California Relay Services Phone::
(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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