Full Job Description
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe, and clean by collecting, recycling, and disposing of waste, cleaning City streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. DSNY is the nation’s largest municipal sanitation agency, with nearly 10,000 employees, 59 district garages, and a fleet of more than 5,000 trucks, cars, and other types of equipment.
In an effort to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, drug and alcohol testing is required under certain circumstances. Under direct supervision and as directed by the Director of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Unit, the Lab Associate will be required to collect urine specimens, administer Breath Alcohol Tests, calibrate Breathalyzer instruments and will be called upon at legal proceedings to testify on testing/collection procedures. The Lab Associate must perform these tests and/or tasks in compliance with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 Department of Transportation (DOT) Part 40 – Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.
The Lab Associate will be responsible for packaging, preparing, labeling, and storing urine specimen collections for courier pickup. The Lab Associate must maintain the upkeep of designated laboratory instruments before and after usage. The Lab Associate will be required to record all collections into the appropriate systems/books. They must record results and submit reports, utilizing safeguards such as checks and cross checks. The Lab Associate will be called upon to write complaints, perform testing-related office work, and other tasks as assigned.
Work will be conducted at the DSNY Health Care Facility and/or DSNY locations in and around the New York City metropolitan area including, but not limited to, the Mobile Drug and Alcohol Testing Vehicle.
Certification is required in accordance with the CFR Title 49 Department of Transportation (DOT) Part 40 – Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.
The Lab Associate must have a valid driver’s license and an ability to occasionally report to any DSNY location needed, including those not easily accessible by public transportation, during evening hours in order to conduct periodic night testing.
Minimum Qual Requirements
High school diploma or its equivalent and:
1. One year of appropriate full-time experience or training in a biological, chemical, or clinical laboratory; or
2. Eight credits, including laboratory coursework, in biology, chemistry, or medical technology, from an accredited college or university; or
3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of (1) and (2) above. However all candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
At least two years of experience working in a drug and alcohol testing environment utilizing the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 Department of Transportation (DOT) Part 40 – Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. Applicants must performs tasks in a professional manner while maintaining confidentiality; must maintain a professional and courteous manner during all communications; good verbal, written and organizational skills; ability to work well under pressure; ability to multi-task; comfort using computers, specifically MS Word and Excel.
To be determined / 35 Hour per week
44 Beaver St., N.Y.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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