New York State has approximately 78 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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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.
Senr Laboratory Technician
As a Senior Laboratory Technician, you would perform laboratory work of advanced difficulty requiring the use of a wide variety of equipment in carrying out standard laboratory procedures and techniques. You may supervise Laboratory Technicians and other staff assigned to a laboratory unit and would provide data to senior personnel.
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.
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, must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either a Laboratory Technician OR as a Medical Laboratory Technician 1.
For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:
Either 1. completed at least 120 semester credit hours of college coursework which includes at least 18 semester credit hours in either biology, chemistry, physics, health science, or science technology and six (6) additional semester credit hours in science, mathematics, or computer science;
Or 2. three years of satisfactory experience in either a laboratory or clinical setting performing laboratory tests and procedures;
Or 3. a combination of 1 and 2 above equaling three years. College study will be credited in six-month segments, with 15 semester credit hours equaling six months. Credits must include at least 18 semester credit hours in either biology, chemistry, physics, health science, or science technology and six (6) additional semester credit hours in science, mathematics, or computer science.
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.25-519 36-690
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 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.