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Collection Site Clerk

Colby College
Colby College
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Job location: Colby College

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-12-21
Req: R0000618
Job DescriptionDepartment:Health Screening and Testing - JMPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:Full-Time/Part-time, Multiple Openings, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment

The collection site clerk will work under the supervision of the assisant director of health services to provide registration assistance to students, faculty, and staff who come to a COVID specimen collection site. The clerk will input individual information into a designated database, print labels for specimen collection kits, properly label collection kits and conduct onsite sample processing. The clerk will be responsible for ensuring proper tester identification and observing testing individuals for proper technique and execution of tests. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Register students, faculty, and staff at collection sites for COVID specimen collection into the Colby database
  • Verify identification of individuals to be tested
  • Observe individuals administering self-collection
  • Print specimen labels and properly affix labels to specimen collection container
  • Conduct onsite sample processing
  • Properly don and doff face covering and gloves according to CDC guidelines
  • Ensure safety at all times for individuals being tested and enforce social distancing guidelines
  • Maintain accurate record of all individuals who get specimens collected onsite
  • Follow proper infection prevention procedures at all times
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • A high school diploma or equivalent required; associate’s degree preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation and initiative
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
  • Ability to handle confidential information tactfully
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements


Duties require interactions with faculty, staff, and students.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Occasional lifting of equipment and materials of less than 30 pounds is required.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Collection Site Clerk - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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