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Posting NumberS03918PWorking TitleLABORATORY TECHNICIAN IDepartmentVet Med Tifton Diagnostic LaboratoryAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date09/05/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/23/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyTifton Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleLaboratory Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyLaboratory-ResearchFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

Position will recognize and evaluate incoming diagnostic and regulatory specimens for suitability for requested testing. Process specimens ensuring that the specimens correlate to submitted paperwork and distribute processed specimens to appropriate laboratory sections. Data entry into multiple computer systems using knowledge of medical terminology, multiple testing methods, and numerous test codes. Prepare, package, and ship samples to referral laboratories for Rabies, Toxicology, and other out of lab testing. Enter results from referral laboratories into the Laboratory Information Management System (VetView).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Data entry and basic know-how to work with MS office and Laboratory Information Management System.

Physical Demands

Light lifting
Prolonged periods of standing, opening packages and sorting specimens.
Prolonged periods of sitting for data entry. Vaccinated for Rabies.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Is this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Recognize and evaluate incoming diagnostic specimens for suitability of testing requested. Process specimens: each package is opened and contents matched with submitted paperwork. Specimens and matched paperwork is assigned a unique accession number, and information regarding the specimen and tests requested are entered in the laboratory computer system. Distribute specimens and copies of paperwork to the appropriate laboratory section for testing. Process, package and ship specimens for Rabies, Toxicology, and other out of lab testing to referral laboratories.

Percentage of time80 Duties/Responsibilities


Routine clerical duties: assisting receptionist in answering phone calls; help process outgoing results – including the separation and distribution of federal report forms; sending results to clients; and assisting clients coming into the laboratory. File submission forms daily.

Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities


Assist in other laboratory sections.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 9/7/2019
    Application Due: 1/25/2020
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