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ED25 - Laboratory Specialist II

Band 4
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$25,627$36,520$47,413

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment; or directs the activities of laboratory technical employees to support academic programs for a major department at a college or university; or oversees the oper

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is used for advanced-level technical positions which typically involve supervisory or lead worker responsibilities.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Directs daily laboratory operations to support academic programs.
Supervises the operation of special laboratory facilities.
Directs the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment.
Oversees the operation and maintenance of electron microscopes and the processing of electron micrographs.
Oversees and performs histologic procedures and specimen mounting.
Performs basic and complex clinical laboratory tests and procedures.
Develops and updates laboratory manuals and schedules.
Adjusts, calibrates and operates delicate laboratory equipment.
Provides advanced technical assistance to faculty involved in research.
Consults with faculty members or researchers on equipment construction methods and materials.
Directs laboratory purchasing and inventory control processes.
Prepares budgetary recommendations for laboratory and related facilities.
Directs and instructs subordinate technical employees, graduate assistants and students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of laboratory facilities, methods, equipment and materials.
Knowledge of calibration methods, shop mechanics, machine tools and maintenance equipment.
Knowledge of purchasing and inventory procedures.
Skill in the installation, use and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment.
Ability to understand and follow complex technical instructions.
Ability to plan, schedule and oversee the activities of others.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perform extended microscopic examinations, perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and journey-level technical experience in a related laboratory setting.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and two years journey-level technical experience in a related laboratory setting. A bachlor's degree in a related scientific discipline may be substituted for the required work experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

 

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