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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/31/24

Applications Due02/14/24

Vacancy ID149677

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleLaboratory Specialist 1 or Laboratory Specialist Trainee - 11520

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/David Axelrod Institute

120 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as Laboratory Specialist 1(G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 (NS) or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS), OR a New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title at or above G11 and determined to be eligible for transfer to Laboratory Specialist 1 (G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1(NS), or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS) under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website:

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service's Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select eligible list #50-002 with a score of 100.0 or above OR a qualified 55B/C candidate in possession of a specialized bachelor's or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with cell culture methods and media preparation.  Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Duties Description Under the direction of a Research Scientist 3, the Lab Specialist 1 will support both the Tissue Culture Core and the Media Core. In the Tissue Culture Core, the incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of cell lines and cell culture media to be used by the laboratories of the Wadsworth Center. In the Media Core, the incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of media and chemical solutions and performing QA/QC related to these products.

Additional Comments Contingent-Permanent, competitive, full-time. Two year traineeship leading to a G18. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, MPP/LS1/11520

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217 Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MPP/LS1/11520 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MPP/LS1/11520, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until February 14, 2024.

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