State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST SUPERVISOR
Supervise scientific research staff and coordinate the functions of a laboratory or similar unit performing investigative and research work in physical, chemical, biological, biochemical and/or biomedical sciences.
Under general direction, supervise staff, including professional research staff, performing investigative work in support of scientific research. Administer the activities of a research laboratory.
With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;
Develop plans for facility changes and equipment acquisition and utilization; design or review design of equipment and facilities;
Coordinate use of equipment and facilities by laboratory personnel;
Monitor laboratory procedures and assure compliance with Health and Safety regulations;
Ensure quality control within the laboratory;
Direct recordkeeping and data collection;
May monitor and assist with preparation of budgets;
May prepare cost analyses of equipment and procedures;
Perform duties of Research Technologist 3
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate related field of science or technology AND two years' experience in a field applicable to the assignment.
A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of required experience. Experience at the professional-level may be substituted, year-for-year, for the degree.
The announcement of position vacancy (recruiting bulletin) may specify course work or experience within a specific discipline if determined necessary by the personnel officer. Training or experience within a specific discipline will be required to meet the unique requirements of individual positions.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 12-18-74
Revise Class: 4-20-87
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 4863, effective July 1, 2007.