The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide support to the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in planning, implementing, administering, problem-solving, and coordinating facilities, transportation, communications, supplies, and equipment to be readily available and up-kept for laboratory personnel. The position will also assist with laboratory system improvement projects as requested or needed by laboratory sections. May require weekend and after-hours work as needed.
− Communicate, organize and coordinate with federal, state, county, tribal, laboratory, and healthcare partners to ensure timely delivery of testing supplies and other identified items based on needs. Monitors aspects of coordinating supply logistics including inventory management and procurement follow-up. Problem solve supply issues with facilities to determine root cause and provide solutions. Escalate to the manager as needed.
− Coordinate and be a liaison with partners and other agency groups related to supplies and equipment received from ADHS, including transportation when needed, and assist in tracking for Federal or State requirements. Maintain a tracking mechanism/inventory of ADHS assets deployed.
− Ensure safe and efficient receipt, staging, storing, delivery, and return of resources (e.g. During COVID-19 response laboratory assisted with vaccine storage and transportation following required guidelines) and develop resource allocation plans for fair and equitable distribution of resources.
− Serve as a liaison for the strategic planning and AMS initiatives providing manager and bureau chief updates as needed. Monitor all processes and standard work to ensure efficiency in operations. Periodically assess existing processes and/or processes identified with issues and update as necessary to gain additional work efficiencies. Assist with continuous quality improvement projects.
− Work with manager and others as requested, to identify opportunities for improvement and to develop and coordinate training with subject matter experts to provide to users.
− Updating and maintaining any programs, software, or procedures related to activities. Develop and coordinate training with subject matter experts to provide to users.
− Concepts of program planning and design
− Comprehensive knowledge of federal regulations and Arizona Revised Statutes related to laboratory testing
− Good understanding of laboratory management and operational concepts
− Knowledgeable in laboratory safety precautions emphasis when working with infectious agents and hazardous materials
− Good laboratory practices (GLP)
− Knowledge of quality assurance, safety, and security regulations
− Review and reading of professional literature
− Verbal and written communication with active listening
− Analytical and organizational evaluation
− Use of computer hardware and software (Google Suite and MS Office)
− Training courses and conferences
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
− Change priorities as issues arise
− Problem solving
− Work independently with minimal supervision
− Coordinate stakeholder and community programs
The ideal candidate will have:
− Bachelor's degree in Science or a related field from an accredited college or university with 2-year work experience in a laboratory setting. OR 6 years of work-related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.