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Florida Department of Health
Miami, FL, United States
30+ days ago
Florida Department of Health
Miami, Florida, United States
30+ days ago


Medical Laboratory Scientist IV-SES (Supervisor)

With three laboratories across the State of Florida, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Public Health Laboratories’ mission is to contribute to a healthier Florida by providing diagnostic screening, monitoring, reference, research, and emergency public health laboratory services to county health departments and other official agencies, physicians, hospitals, and private laboratories.

The Bureau of Public Health Laboratories in Miami, Florida is actively recruiting Medical Laboratory Scientist IV-SES positions. These positions oversee critical laboratory work in various sections of the laboratory (such as the Virology and Bioterrorism Response Sections) and are responsible for ensuring high-quality testing by other Medical Laboratory Scientists and Biological Scientists.


The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV-SES is a highly independent professional position responsible for overseeing and providing high-complexity clinical testing for a wide variety of infectious agents, including both viral and bacterial agents and biological toxins. The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV is primarily responsible for supervising assigned personnel, scheduling and evaluating staff members, planning and directing work, approving leave, and has the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions. The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV performs testing, coordinates workflows, and provides expert-level technical support in the assigned section. The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV also provides training in the performance of diagnostic assays and biosafety procedures and is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a quality management system for all testing performed in the section.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV conducts risk assessments of assays and procedures and designs studies to validate and verify new assays in accordance with applicable regulatory standards. This position works with vendors to select and procure new instruments, equipment, and assays. The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV procures necessary supplies, equipment, reagents, and services as needed and in accordance with state purchasing regulations.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV serves as a subject matter expert and coordinates with other organizations and agencies, such as county health departments, hospitals, and reference laboratories, to design, implement, and maintain surveillance systems and testing. This position represents BPHL-Miami to external stakeholders and works with customers to ensure needs are being met. The Medical Laboratory Scientist IV prepares and presents papers or and provides progress reports for projects as needed.

Other duties may be assigned as needed.



  • Applicants must possess or be able to obtain (within 6 months) a State of Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel license as a supervisor (or higher).
  • Eligible for employment with the State of Florida, including passing a background check.
  • Applicants must be comfortable handling specimens containing various infectious agents.
  • Applicants must be able to wear a respirator or PAPR.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and with others.
  • Applicants must have good computer skills.
  • Applicants must be able to independently problem solve.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with customers, including physicians, nurses, and other Department of Health employees.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Base pay is $50,033.46 for highly qualified candidates
  • SES employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as FSA and HSA accounts and other benefits.
  • SES employees also have access to the State’s Employee Assistance Program.
  • SES employees receive 9 paid holidays and one personal holiday, as well as 176 hours of annual leave and 104 of sick leave, annually.
  • SES employees are eligible for the State Tuition Waiver program, and can be used for up to 18 hours per calendar year at a state university or college.
  • For a full list of benefits and further details, visit:

To view available opportunities and apply, please visit the State of Florida’s jobs website and searching for “medical laboratory scientist”:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58178540
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist IV-SES (Supervisor)
  • Company Name: Florida Department of Health
  • Industry: Laboratory Assessment
  • Job Function: Laboratory Technologist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years

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