State of Louisiana

Angola, Louisiana
$3,851.00 a month — Full-time, Commission

Supplemental Information

Louisiana Department of
Public Safety & Corrections –
Corrections Services
Angola, LA


***This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level***

***Medical Laboratory Technologist 1 has an SER of $3,850.60 per month.***
*** Medical Laboratory Technologist 2 has an SER of $4,120.13 per month.***
*** Medical Laboratory Technologist 3 has an SER of $4,408.73 per month.***

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Medical Laboratory Technologist 3 is $81,910.00. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

>>>> An attached resume will not replace a completed application. <<<<

Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire.

This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections - Corrections Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any non-merit factor including disability.

Candidate Display Status:
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

For information about this job posting contact:

Chassity Rheams
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Human Resources Department
(225) 655-2055
Fax: 225-342-5968


Either of the following will qualify:
A baccalaureate degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science.
A baccalaureate degree with sixteen semester hours in the biological sciences which includes three semester hours in microbiology, sixteen semester hours in chemistry which includes three semester hours in organic or biochemistry, three semester hours in mathematics; and one year of clinical training in a clinical laboratory.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Possession of a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist or Specialist license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners as required by law based upon the duties of the position.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To perform a wide variety of clinical diagnostic tests with emphasis on recognizing and resolving problems and requiring the application of interpretive judgment.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from laboratory personnel of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
This job is restricted to laboratories which are licensed, regulated and inspected for compliance with various federal and state rules and regulations and which fall under the jurisdiction of state licensure, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Medical Laboratory Technologist 2 by the presence of close supervision.

Examples of Work

Performs tests in the field of bacteriology which involve isolating, identifying, typing, and grouping bacteria and fungi present in body fluids, exudate, transudate, skin scrapings, autopsy, and surgical specimens.

Performs chemical tests and analyses of body fluids and other materials related to clinical medicine or research in the medical sciences, such as; chemical analyses of blood, urine, and spinal fluid.

Performs various hematological tests and examinations such as red blood cell counts, white blood cell counts, sickle cell tests, studies of red blood cell morphology, hemoglobin estimations, fragility tests, sedimentation rate, coagulation time, bleeding time, clot retraction time, and indices.

Prepares and examines feces and other materials for the identification of parasites and ova.

Performs agglutination, flocculation, complement fixation, fluorescent antibody, and other serological tests for the detection of disease status.

Assists in the teaching of laboratory technology students.