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The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Richmond, Virginia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Richmond, Virginia, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
$66,000.00 - $79,000.00
Laboratory Assessment
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Public Health Laboratory Scientist


The Department of General Services is seeking a qualified candidate to be a leader in the Newborn Screening (NBS) Laboratory of the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS). As a NBS Senior Scientist, this position oversees the performance of filter paper blood spot analysis for a variety of genetic disorders as required by the Code of Virginia. This position will support customer service efforts, review analytical results, write, review and update SOPs, train staff, act as a technical specialist and prioritize, schedule and coordinate testing performed by other staff members, as needed. This position will also participate in product evaluations, method analysis, and maintain competency according to the agency accreditation requirements. These duties are performed independently with minimal supervision from the Group Manager.

Hours of work for this position are typically 8 hour days/5 days per week Sunday through Thursday. Employee will receive a 10% special pay for an alternate weekend work schedule. In addition, some holiday work and on-call coverage are required.

DGS offers excellent health benefits at affordable pricing, pre-tax spending accounts, paid life insurance, paid Short- and Long-Term Disability benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and other leave benefits, wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. DGS is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Qualified state employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As a full-time employee with the Virginia Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, you may be able to take advantage of this program! Visit the site Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for more information including eligibility requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must meet the requirements for technical supervisor in a high complexity testing laboratory as defined by 42 CFR 493.1449.
  • Candidate must demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in clinical laboratory testing.
  • Experience training staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment.
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation.
  • Work-related experience with mass spectrometry, LC-MS/MS, and/or chromatography.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply safe laboratory practices.
  • Experience with QA and QC procedures and ability to document and interpret QC data.
  • Ability to work a set schedule of Sunday through Thursday, with some holiday work and on-call coverage required.

Additional Considerations

  • Knowledge and experience with high complexity, high volume clinical laboratory testing using automated laboratory equipment.
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems.
  • Work-related experience serving as a team leader with the ability to prioritize, schedule and coordinate laboratory testing of others.
  • Work-related experience with mass spectrometry, including LC-MS/MS.
  • Work-related experience with immunoassays, enzyme activity assays, and/or HPLC.

Special Instructions

  • You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position. 
  • DGS will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
  • Sponsorship will not be provided for this position now or in the future. Confirmation of eligibility to work will be required at time of hire.
  • The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
  • Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. The online State application must contain all required information and fully respond to the questions to be considered for this job opportunity.
  • For assistance or computer access, please visit your local Virginia Employment Office or contact our office at or call 804-786-3910.
  • Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.
  • The Virginia Department of General Services is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants in need of accommodation during the application and/or interview process may contact DGS at 804-786-3910 for assistance.
  • Blood-borne pathogen training will be provided by the employer. In order to comply with OSHA blood-borne pathogen requirements, DCLS offers the Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • DCLS employees are designated as essential personnel. This designation requires DCLS employees to report to the workplace or at an assigned remote location during state authorized closings or delays (i.e., weather-related closures/delays, holidays, etc.), unless otherwise instructed by management.

Contact Information

Name: DGS Human Resources

Phone: 804-786-3910


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: 73093646

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