• Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $66,236.88 - $89,262.72 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information


Open Competitive Job Opportunity




Friday, May 19, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.

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 25 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 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .

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 to laboratory staff engaged in preparing and processing tissue specimens for morphological analysis by a pathologist.

Essential Job Functions

Monitors the quality of the finished work products of the Tissue Analytical Laboratory personnel in their respective units; reviews and recommends corrective measures when the work fails to meet quality control requirements.

Assigns and implements new technical procedures, provides continuing education and evaluates personnel on the work performed. Counsels, documents, and initiates corrective action to improve staff performance.

Participates in departmental supervisory meeting and monthly section meetings.
Sets up and provides instruction in the operation of new equipment; prepares maintenance programs and defines quality control and calibration levels.

Maintains and updates manuals for quality control of all laboratory procedures including preparation of specimens for paraffin and plastic embedding, sectioning for light and electron microscopic sections, and histochemistry and immunocytochemistry techniques.

Schedules and assigns Tissue Analysis Technicians and Laboratory Assistants to stations within the laboratory on the basis of workload.

Participates in the interview and selection of new laboratory employees. Orients and assigns training of such employees to senior staff.

Inventories and orders laboratory supplies.

Prepares data for workload reporting.


Minimum Requirements:
Three (3) years' experience in preparation of tissue specimens for morphological analysis under a light and electron microscope, in an approved laboratory*, one (1) year of which must have been at the level of a Tissue Analysis Technician II or equivalent.

Tissue Analysis Technician II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as functions as a lead person providing technical direction to less experienced tissue technicians and performing the more complex or specialized** tissue analysis procedures.

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

Desirable Qualifications: Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualification.

  • Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification*** from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • Experience in using cryostats machine which should include the process of setting up, operating/sectioning and cleanup of the cryostat machine.
  • Additional years of experience at the level of Tissue Analysis Technician II in excess of the Minimum Requirements.
Physical Class II - Light:
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
*An approved laboratory is defined as a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

**Complex or specialized tissue analysis procedures includes the following but no limited to; experience in immunohistochemical cutting and staining, and in grossing human specimen which should include inspecting the specimens, describing and measuring the tissue, inking if needed, and sectioning the tissue to be processed for diagnosis.

***In order to receive credit for a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of your certificate with your application at the time of filing or email it to the analyst at Canderson5@dhs.lacounty.gov within 7 calendar days from filing online.

Additional Information

Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

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 in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.


The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

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

Available Shift: Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. (PT) deadline on the last day of filing, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitations letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add Canderson5@dhs.lacounty.gov as well as noreply@governmentjobs.com , and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless if whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile box, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

  • ALL information in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We may reject your application at any point during the examination hiring process, including after the appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICAITON of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE form the Class Specifications and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
  • 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 and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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.

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.


Carin Anderson, Exam Analyst
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000
Email Address: Canderson5@dhs.lacounty.gov

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