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State of Michigan Laboratory Scientist Manager 3 (LABSMGR3) in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

The Environmental Organic Response (EOR) Unit manager serves as a first line supervisor within the Analytical Chemistry (AC) Section and is responsible for the over sight and direction of the organic testing, which is comprised of laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, and student assistants performing analytical testing of biological tissues, human specimens, and environmental samples for environmental contaminants according to established procedures, practices and policies of the section, division and bureau. This position requires a thorough knowledge of methods and techniques used for organic testing which includes quality assurance and safety requirements. The duties include the full range of supervisory responsibilities including but not limited to assigning work, approving leave, conducting in-service training, reviewing work, and conducting employee performance appraisals. In addition, with general supervision, using considerable independent judgment, duties include writing laboratory procedures, review and reporting laboratory results, overseeing instruments, equipment and supplies needed for the unit and section. This position is responsible for preparation and review of quality assurance records, competency and related training to bring the unit in compliance with the Bureau Quality Assurance (QA) and Safety plans. This position serves as the technical consultant for the State of Michigan. Other lab duties may include the support of other lab operations in the Section or Division, e.g. chemical terrorism lab preparedness and response, additional biomonitoring activities.

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_To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature. *Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: *Instructions Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science, biology, microbiology, or a related pure or applied science.


Five years of experience equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist or Microbiologist, including three years equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist P11 or Microbiologist P11, two years equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist 12 or Microbiologist 12, or one year equivalent to a Laboratory Scientist Specialist 13, Microbiologist Specialist 13, or Laboratory Scientist Manager 13.

Additional Requirements and Information

This position is located at 3350 N. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd. in Lansing, Michigan. **

*Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results. *

As a Condition of Employment:* *this position requires successful completion of a background investigation and a criminal records check.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email MDHHSVacancies@michigan.gov. Please reference the job posting number in subject line.

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Salary: $30.52 - $44.90 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Community Health - Central Office

Job Number: 3901-21-PH-LAB-028-FILL

Closing: 2/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan