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Author Topic: Laboratory Manager Position- Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner  (Read 5355 times)

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Offline Erin Medvid

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This posting is for a FATM/LP Manager as well as a Drug Chemistry Manager at the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner located in Pittsburgh, PA:

Apply at:

Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Department: Medical Examiner
Salary: $7,082.56 per month

How to Apply: Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Master of Science degree in clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical, biological, or forensic science AND a minimum of three (3) years in a clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, biological, or forensic science setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

College transcript(s) is required at time of application.

Applicants must have and maintain a valid PA driver?s license.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position.
Overview: The Medical Examiner?s Office in Allegheny County is committed to deliver high quality professional forensic and laboratory services to the citizens of Allegheny County.  Staff supports the obligation to investigate sudden, unnatural, and violent deaths with compassion for families and friends during their time of grief and provide analytical support to investigative agencies. The office applies current scientific methods for evidence analyses and investigations to effectively assist law enforcement, judicial court systems, the Public Defender?s Office and health environmental agencies.

Position Summary: The Laboratory Manager oversees the daily operations of laboratory section(s) and manages full-time employees.  The incumbent oversees, plans, and implements major programs and services for the laboratory section(s) and reports progress to the Laboratory Director.  The incumbent also makes recommendations that impact the budget and may serve on the Grant Committee.  The Laboratory Manager works to ensure the office maintains accreditation and other appropriate certifications.  Work is performed in a restricted environment with some exposure to loud noises, as well as exposure to chemical and biological hazards.  Travel to other County Offices and law enforcement agencies is required. (Travel outside Allegheny County may be needed.)

?Provides operational oversight of the laboratory sections through the development of strategic plans, policies and procedures to ensure that the goals and objectives of the office are met.
?Manages employees? scheduling, performance and professional development.
?Implements and maintains quality control standards in a laboratory setting.
?Delegates and assigns work by prioritizing and managing cases.
?Communicates and partners with law enforcement agencies on an as needed basis; serves as a point of contact for the office.
?Compiles reports related to cases and personnel as requested.
?Performs other duties as requested.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
?Operations of the Medical Examiner?s Office Forensic Laboratory
?Management and business analysis techniques
?Personnel management
?Collective bargaining agreements
?Standard laboratory procedures
?Case management
?Budgeting and grant management

Ability to:
?Make strategic decisions
?Plan and direct the work of others
?Establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside organizations
?Communication effectively orally and in writing
?Use standard office equipment, including a PC with word processing and/or accounting programs
?Learn Laboratory Information Management Systems
?Problem solve
?Maintain on-call status

Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference:
Will be awarded to eligible candidates.



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