Senr Laboratory Worker

Grade 08

New York State has approximately 14 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Laboratory Worker

    Grade 04

  2. Senr Laboratory Worker

    Grade 08

  3. Prin Laboratory Worker

    Grade 11

Summary of Job Description

As a Senior Laboratory Worker, you would supervise Laboratory Workers performing large scale routine laboratory procedures. Depending upon the type of lab in which you work, supervision may include the preparation and sterilization of equipment and media. You would assist scientists in routine procedures; assist in the shipment of diagnostic outfits and biological products; and may supervise others in handling and/or directly handle hazardous materials and waste. In addition, you would be in charge of a large and varied stock of lab supplies; receive, maintain, and distribute lab materials and equipment; and be responsible for keeping careful and accurate records.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of filing application, candidates must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent service as a Laboratory Worker, Laboratory Animal Caretaker, Laboratory Aide, or Laboratory Helper.

For all other qualified individuals candidates must have:
two years of full-time experience in a scientific laboratory; OR
60 semester credit hours of college coursework; OR
a combination of 1 and 2 above equaling two years. College study will be credited in six-month segments, with 15 semester credit hours equaling six months.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-040 35-371

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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