Clinical Laboratory Technologist

Modified: March 9, 2020 8:49am


Clinical Laboratory Technologist

41-084 - Continuous Recruitment (no written exam required)

Salary: $64,575 – $74,853 Annually
Application fee: $15.00

Residence Requirements:


If you pass the examination, your name will appear on the continuous eligible list for one year. After one year, your name will be removed from the list. You may apply for retest at six month intervals. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies at the Erie County Medical Center.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before submission of application:

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; 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.


Eligibility for licensure or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist at time of application;

Possession of a license or limited permit to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of appointment;

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

Examples of Duties:

Clinical Laboratory Technologist performs multiple tests or examinations on patient specimens in a clinical laboratory using defined procedures to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases.

Receives and prepares specimens to perform routine or special tests on such material as blood, urine, sputum and body fluids according to established procedures in two or more clinical laboratory sections: Biochemistry, Blood Bank, Diagnostic Immunology, Hematology and/or Microbiology;

Conducts tests, examinations or analysis according to established procedures in two or more clinical laboratory sections;

Evaluates and interprets laboratory test data as to necessity for further process of specimens utilizing laboratory information system (LIS);

Sets up, calibrates and performs preventative maintenance on clinical laboratory equipment;

Prepares various types of media, reagents, and test solutions;

Prepares and reads smears, stains, fluids, crystals and slides for microscopic examination and analysis;

Communicates essential laboratory data to physicians and other health officials as rapidly as is necessary to optimum patient care;

Performs quality control as needed to ensure accuracy of instrument function and appropriateness of reagents used in patient testing;

Investigates quality control problems; determines and performs basic fixes such as recalibration; reports moderate to complex problems to supervisor;

Exercises care and safety in handling infections and biologically active specimens and in using clinical laboratory equipment;

Collects specimens from patients which may include phlebotomy;

Maintains records and prepares patient reports for tests and examinations.

Subjects of Examination:

SUBJECT 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 or documentation indicating eligibility for licensure.  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.


ISSUED: 04/17

WHERE TO APPLY:  You must obtain Form P.O. 30X, “Erie County Application for Examination or Appointment” at the Erie County Civil Service Commission/Personnel Office web site located at  Click on “Civil Service Jobs”.  If you do not have internet access you may pick up an application form at the Erie CountyPersonnel Department,95 Franklin Street, Room 604,Buffalo,New York 14202.  Forms are also available atBuffalo and Erie County Public Libraries and at Town, Village andSchool District administrative offices.

Completed forms should then be returned to the Erie CountyPersonnelDepartment.  In addition, candidates must request their colleges to send transcripts to the Erie CountyPersonnelDepartment or attach transcripts to your application.  No applications will be evaluated until all the above information, including transcripts, is received.

This examination is prepared 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.


A $15.00 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.