Laboratory Assistant-Clinical - Metropolitan State Hospital, CL-21-Varies

  • Norwalk, California
  • Mar 29, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: 2,976 USD

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

PLEASE NOTE: This advertisement is posted as until filled. Applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month, and selections can be made. However, the Job Control will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

METROPOLITAN STATE HOSPITAL- Located in Norwalk, Los Angeles County

Under the general direction of the Supervising Clinical Laboratory Technologist. The Clinical Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill this full time permanent position. Duties include but are not limited to: performing phlebotomy on the clients at Metropolitan State Hospital. Highly desirable candidates with excellent phlebotomy skills and computer skills are a plus. We are looking for candidates with excellent attendance and punctuality, as well as the ability to work closely with others. Performs assigned, varied, standardized, and non-technical laboratory procedures in processing or preparing laboratory specimens, materials and supplies, including operations of specialized mechanical laboratory equipment. Gathers all laboratory specimens and performs phlebotomy including fingerstick when needed. Processes and prepares laboratory specimens and requisition forms for in-house and Reference Laboratory testing. Enters patient/employee lab tests into the lab computer “LIS” system. Answers the phone and takes messages. Assists the laboratory staff in transcribing laboratory data entries into lab forms and log sheets. General cleaning including all areas of the Clinical Laboratory. Prepares infectious waste containers and soiled laundry for pickup. Maintains adequate supplies for phlebotomy. Replenishes supplies from the storeroom and Central Supply if needed. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Performs the operation of specialized mechanical laboratory equipment, other duties and special projects as assigned consistent with this classification.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS : In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: Candidates must be highly motivated and possess a current Certified Phlebotomy Technician I license. Only the most competitive applicants will be considered.

Candidates must be highly motivated and possess a current Certified Phlebotomy Technician I license. Only the most competitive applicants will be considered.

To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applicants must have eligibility by way of: permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the announcement as of the date this test is taken. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ELIGIBILITY, YOU MUST TAKE THE EXAM

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

PLEASE NOTE : The California Department of Public Health issued a Public Health Order that workers in various health care settings, including those who work at DSH hospitals, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new Operational Procedure COVID-19 Vaccination for Hospital Workforce Members, is available to view SQIP-OP-8311 . It outlines the requirements for all team members who provide services or work in state hospitals to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

Those who would like to seek an exemption based upon religious beliefs or qualifying medical reasons must complete the DSH 3363 COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Form and provide any required documentation during their pre-employment medical appointment.

Face Coverings

While working on-site, employees must follow current face covering guidance as issued by CDPH.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Laboratory Assistant-Clinical - Metropolitan State Hospital, CL-21-Varies


$2,976.00 - $3,722.00 A

$3,198.00 - $3,999.00 B

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Los Angeles County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


DSH - Metropolitan

Department Information

Department of State Hospitals-Metropolitan is in the vibrant community of Norwalk,15 miles east of Los Angeles. To the south are entertainment venues like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the marinas and beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. To the west are Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a(n) Certified Phlebotomy Technician I License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Unless there is a specific request to be notified via USPS mail, our main contact will be via email. Email correspondence regarding this job posting will primarily come from It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email inbox, including junk/spam emails for any correspondence regarding their application status. In addition, applicants are encouraged to keep their CalCareers profile updated with a current telephone number, mailing address, and email.

All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this Classification by the advertising deadline established by DSH-Metropolitan, Selection Services Unit.

Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications and all transfer rules. You may also be required to provide additional documents, such as copies of your college transcripts during the screening process when applicable. Please provide proof of the highest paying class you were permanently appointed to from an eligible list.

All Examination and/or Employment Application forms must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base, and civil service class titles. Examination and/or Employment Application forms received without this information will be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Examination and/or Employment Application (STD. 678) form.

If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete a STD. 678 for each position separately. Incomplete applications or applications received with multiple positions listed on one application will not be considered.


Applicants are responsible for obtaining proof of mailing or submission of their applications to MSH-Human Resources Department, Selection Services Unit. Confirmation/receipt of USPS mailed submittals can only be provided for by Certified Mail.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan

Attn: Selection Services Unit

11401 South Bloomfield Avenue

Norwalk , CA 90650

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan

Human Resources Department

11401 South Bloomfield Avenue

Norwalk , CA 90650

*Application drop box in Administration building, 3rd flr, Rm #340. Closed on weekends and holidays.

07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Candidates must be highly motivated and possess a current Certified Phlebotomy Technician I license. Only the most competitive applicants will be considered.


Working for the State offers great opportunities, generous benefits, and career development. Benefits information may be obtained by clicking on the link below:

Benefits Summary

In addition, you can look forward to:
  • Free parking
  • Convenient to public transportation
  • Located near multiple eateries and major freeway acces s

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Selection Services Unit
(562) 521-1752

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(562) 651-4251

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

Base Pay


Job Address

Norwalk, California United States View Map