• Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $91,717.20 - $137,755.68 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 137755 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information


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


Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Due to the Manpower Shortage Recruitment, new appointments and current incumbents shall be compensated at Step 5 of the applicable salary range. This is in effect until June 30, 2024 or until it is determined that a shortage no longer exists, whichever is sooner.

Correctional Health Services - 20% Recruitment and Retention Bonus
The County of Los Angeles is currently offering a 20% bonus for full-time Clinical Laboratory Scientist II hired by Correctional Health Services and working on-site in a designated facility to meet critical healthcare needs for the uniquely underserved jail population.

Applicants who do not possess a Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services at the time of filing, may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification for employment until the required license is presented. Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the state in which they currently practice and/or reside to the application at the time of filing.


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.

We currently have 4 acute hospitals, 25 health centers, $6.9 billion dollar budget and 23,000 employees.

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

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, o r 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.

Essential Job Functions

  • Investigates problems of laboratory equipment malfunction or difficulties with reagents, media, or other materials or items of supply.
  • Assists with supervision in the search of technical publications and other literature in the field to identify and recommend for management's consideration new equipment, methods, materials.
  • Participates in controlled experiments to evaluate the feasibility or adaptability of the product or procedure into regular laboratory operations and develops appropriate recommendations.
  • Verifies that journey level laboratory scientists have correctly calibrated test instruments, carried out prescribed quality control procedures, performed first-line maintenance on equipment, and properly completed necessary documentation.


One year of experience as a clinical laboratory scientist in an approved laboratory.*

Physical Class II- Light: 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.

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

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 Pathologist (CAP) or The Joint Commission.

**Applicants must attach a valid legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at the time of filing. Applicants who currently practice and/or reside in another state, must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.

All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Examination Content
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information 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 six (6) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every six (6) 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 minimum 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 Anderson

Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 869-7124

California Relay Services Phone::
(800) 735-2922


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