Join the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) as a Laboratory Assistant. This position will serve the Adult Field Services (AFS) with urinalysis collection for clients who are court ordered to submit to random drug testing.
The Laboratory Assistant is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in a career working in a municipal county laboratory providing services within the criminal justice system.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.
Hennepin County employees in the Laboratory Assistant job classification are encouraged to apply to be considered for lateral transfer. Location and hours: This position is primarily located at the Hennepin County Government Center at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487, and the Probation Center North satellite office at 4336 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412. The hours of the Drug Testing Lab are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The work schedule will vary to meet these needs and will not exceed 40 hours per week.
All personal protective equipment materials are provided and safety protocols are required to be followed. Based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position.This position requires direct observation of female clients submitting urinalysis, so being female has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ), therefore this position must be filled by a female applicant.
This position is internally classified as a Laboratory Assistant. Click here to view the job classification specification.
In this position, you will:
· Greet, check in, and verify client information.
· Explain protocols and procedures for the drug urinalysis, breathalyzer tests, and DNA collections.
· Observe clients during urinalysis collection and administer breathalyzer test.
· Register client into BCA website and collect buccal swab DNA sample.
· Prepare specimen for analysis.
Need to have:One of the following:
· Completion of an approved three-month course in clinical laboratory technique.
· Completion of 10 quarter credits or more of biology or chemistry college courses.
· Six months or more of experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
Nice to have:
o Administering urinalysis for the purpose of drug testing.
o Working with chemically dependent clients.
o Handling highly confidential client medical information.
o Working in a lab setting using a drug testing specimen analyzer.
· Knowledge of:
o State of Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) computer system.
o Adult Field Services Court Services Tracking System (CSTS) computer system.
o Statewide Supervision System (S3).
o Bureau of Criminal Apprehension computer system.
· Ability to:
o Establish and maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the public.
o Resolve problems and develop creative solutions.
o Prioritize work involving large caseloads and work independently with minimal direction.
o Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.