Administrative Director of Laboratory Services

Modified: May 24, 2019 11:08am

COUNTY OF ERIE - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
invites applications for the position of:

Administrative Director of Laboratory Services

#42-226 - Open Competitive (open to the public)

Salary: $100,000 - $115,000 Annually
Opening Date: May 24, 2019
Closing Date: June 12, 2019
Application fee: $20.00

Residence Requirements:

THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EXAMINATION. There is one anticipated vacancy at the Erie County Medical Center.

The eligible list resulting from this examination will not supersede currently existing promotional eligible lists for this title, if any. The duration of all promotional eligible lists is four years from date of establishment unless otherwise indicated.

Examples of Duties:

An Administrative Director of Laboratory Services plans, coordinates and directs all aspects of laboratory operations and services for the Erie County Medical Center Corporation; 

Directs the daily activities of Laboratory Services and facilities;

Develops strategic and performance goals and objectives; monitors and reports on progress toward meeting goals and objectives;

Develops, implements and administers laboratory policies and procedures; ensures maintenance of policy and procedures manual;

Monitors condition of and maintains physical facilities and equipment to ensure optimal usage and sanitary conditions;

Evaluates laboratory services for quality improvement opportunities;

Develops and implements improvement initiatives; reviews initiatives with supervisors for dissemination to staff;

Develops and administers systems for test reporting in accordance with laws and regulations and record keeping for accuracy and efficient retrieval of data;

Coordinates and participates in the preparation, development, revision and dissemination of reports, assessments and presentations;

Ensures compliance with current local, state and Federal laws, regulations, standards of accreditation agencies and safety policies and procedures;

Recommends and promotes new procedures, services, trends and technological advances in equipment based on clinical necessity;

Makes recommendations on the hiring, promotion and discharge of personnel;

Participates in the selection of competency indicators and ensures completion of competencies;

Identifies learning needs of staff and ensures participation of staff in orientation, in-service education and continuing education programs;

Monitors contractual agreements related to laboratory services;

Prepares budget recommendations in accordance with strategic and operational goals; oversees financial/budgetary activities including allocation of resources;

Participates in meetings, serves on various committees and may serve as the ECMCC representative.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before July 1, 2019:

A.) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology or related title that meets the standards set forth in Title 8, Article 165 of New York State’s Education Law and Subpart 79-13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and eight (8) years of technical clinical laboratory experience (in accordance with New York Code, Rules and Regulations, Title 10, Part 58-1.4)*, of which included both four (4) years in an administrative** or supervisory*** capacity; or:

B.) Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department and ten (10) years of technical clinical laboratory experience (in accordance with New York Code, Rules and Regulations, Title 10, Part 58-1.4)*, of which included both four (4) years in an administrative** or supervisory*** capacity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Department of Education at time of appointment and maintenance throughout duration of appointment.


Notes:

1. *Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in one of the Chemical, Physical or Biological Sciences may be substituted for two (2) years of the clinical laboratory experience above (in accordance with New York Code, Rules and Regulations, Title 10, Part 58-1.4), but not the supervisory experience.

2. **Administrative experience, as defined by New York State Civil Service, means responsible direction and control of an identifiable organizational unit or program; in addition to the supervision of work groups, an administrator is involved in planning, resource allocation, program evaluation and policy formulation. Experience performing specialized functions or “staff activities” such as budgeting, finance, administrative analysis or personnel, which do not involve the aforementioned responsibilities, are not considered administrative experience.

3. ***Supervisory experience, as defined by New York State Civil Service, means responsible direction and control of subordinate employees. This involves a responsibility for planning for individuals in a work group. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, maintaining work standards, motivating and developing subordinate employees, implementing procedural changes, increasing efficiency and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale and discipline. The supervision aspects must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional. True supervision (e.g., first-line supervisors as opposed to “lead workers”) is characterized by: (1) the close and immediate supervision of permanently assigned employees, on a regular, ongoing basis; (2) responsibility for the assignment and review of work, providing work instruction, the evaluation of work performance, maintenance of work standards, handling absenteeism, discipline, etc.; (3) accountability for the quantity and quality of subordinate’s work and/or the completion of projects and program accomplishments.

4. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the experience requirements.

5. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. A grade of "D" or better is necessary for a course to be credited as successfully completed. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside of the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to this Department for a list of acceptable companies providing this service; you must pay the required evaluation fee.

Notice to Candidates: Transcripts will now be accepted by the Department of Personnel ONLY at time of application.
All subsequent transcripts must be submitted at time of interview.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

A medical examination may be required before appointment.

VETERANS: PROOF OF SERVICE MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE LIST IS ESTABLISHED TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS. (See application for more information.)

NOTICES TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAMINATION ARE MAILED APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION DATE
NO CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED AT THE EXAM SITE.

Examination date:

July 1, 2019

Applications Must Be Postmarked or Hand Delivered By:

June 12, 2019

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. 

Subjects of Examination:

The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are, therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.

In your summary of training include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license. Specify the date that your license was first issued.

In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will NOT be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALSO TAKING ANOTHER CIVIL SERVICE EXAM(S) ON THIS DATE (See Below)
(IF YOU ARE TAKING 2 OR MORE ERIE COUNTY EXAMS ON THIS DATE IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO CALL)
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

APPLICATION FORMS: You may obtain these forms in person at the Erie County Personnel Department, Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo. Forms are also available in the libraries and at Town, Village and School District administrative offices.

Mail your application form when completed to the Erie County Department of Personnel, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202.

Candidates who submit incomplete applications and documentation may be disqualified. The Erie County Department of Personnel reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period.

MILITARY STATUS: Active duty military personnel may file an application for this exam. A special military make-up examination will be conducted for any member of the armed forces of the United States who has duly filed a timely application but who was deprived of the opportunity to compete in the scheduled exam due to active military duty. Special conditions apply to these requests and may be reviewed at the Erie County Department of Personnel.

VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled veterans as defined in Section 85, New York State Civil Service Law, will have 10 and 5 points, respectively added to their earned scores if successful in the examination. You must claim these credits when you file application but you have an option to waive them any time prior to appointment. If you have already used these credits for a permanent position in NYS, you may not claim them again.

In conformance with section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Applicants whose religious beliefs prevent their taking examinations before sundown on Saturday and physically handicapped candidates who require special examination facilities should so inform the Erie County Department of Personnel, by a separately mailed letter at the earliest possible date before the test.

MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON THE SAME DAY: If you have applied for more than one exam on the same day you MUST make arrangements to take ALL of the examinations at ONE examination test site. If you have applied for both STATE and LOCAL government examinations taking place on the same day, you must take all of your examinations at the STATE examination center. If you have applied for both COUNTY and CITY government examinations taking place on the same day, you must take all of your examinations at the COUNTY examination center. You are responsible to notify EACH Civil Service Agency no later than TWO WEEKS before the examination date on which you are taking multiple examinations by submitting a Cross-Filer form; EACH Civil Service Agency has their own Cross-Filer form. The Erie County Cross-Filer form can be found at http://www2.erie.gov/employment/sites/www2.erie.gov.employment/files/uploads/EC%20Personnel%20Form_Exams%20Cross-Filer%202015.pdf. If you are taking multiple exams on the same date with Erie County only, you do not have to file a Cross-Filer form.

Candidates taking more than one exam in DIFFERENT exam series will be allowed the specified length of time for each exam, up to a maximum of eight hours. Example: If you are taking one exam which allows six hours and another exam in a different series which allows four hours, you must complete both tests in eight hours, but no more time can be spent on each exam than the time allotted for that exam. Candidates taking more than one exam in the SAME exam series will be allowed up to the specified length of time for each exam. Example: If you are taking two exams in the same series with a maximum time of five hours for each exam, you can spend no more than five hours to complete both exams.

ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION: Notice to appear for the test will be conditional as review of application for minimum requirements may not be made until after the written test. Call or write this Department if you have not received your notice 3 days before the date of the test. You may not be admitted to the examination room without official notice.

RATINGS REQUIRED: Tests are rated on a scale of 100 with a passing mark at 70. Unless the announcement states otherwise, you must pass the written test and the oral test, if any. Test instructions may further divide the tests into parts and set minimum standards for each part.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: If a subject of the examination, training and experience may not be rated if all passing candidates are expected to be immediately reachable for appointment. If rated, training and experience will be based on the statements in your application subject to verification. If this examination includes a qualifying written test, candidates admitted to the test will have conditional approval only. Final decision regarding the qualifications of candidates rests with the New York State Department of Civil Service.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: You may be required to take a medical examination to determine if you are medically and physically capable of performing the duties of the position. In accordance with State Law, Governor’s Executive Order 6, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended the County of Erie does not discriminate against handicapped persons in access to employment, during employment, or in any of its programs and activities.

VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates may be investigated or called for an interview to verify information contained on the application. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience may be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

ELIGIBLE LIST: The eligible list resulting from an examination may also be used for appointment to the same title or to any other title deemed to be similar and appropriate. Eligible lists are active for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years from the date established.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (*including psychological evaluation when required by position): Candidates may be subject to a thorough background investigation or psychological evaluation when required to determine eligibility for appointment. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, employment, criminal history and other records check as part of such investigation or participate in related tests or interviews. Criminal convictions or other offense are subject to evaluation and may result in disqualification pursuant to Section 50 of the New York State Civil Service Law. Applicant will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing, where required. (*If a psychological evaluation is required, it shall be specified in the minimum qualifications or special requirements for the position.)

**IMPORTANT APPLICATION FEE - READ CAREFULLY**

A $20.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.

APPLICATION FEE WAIVER: A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency.

All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for application fee waiver, complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification: form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Application Deadline as listed on the Examination Announcement. The form is available at the Erie County Personnel Department, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY (Room 604) or can be downloaded from the County’s website at www.erie.gov. Click on “County Departments and Agencies”, then “Erie County Civil Service.”

This examination is prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service,
and held in compliance with the New York State Civil Service Law
and the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Civil Service.

Frequently Requested Information

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202