Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Laboratory Specialist 1, G-18
Natural and Physical Sciences
Career Ladder Information
|Title||Grade||Hiring Rate/yr||Job Rate/yr|
|Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1||13||$47,925||$61,330|
|Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2||14||$50,678||$64,693|
|Laboratory Specialist 1||18||$63,108||$80,248|
All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.
Laboratory Specialists perform a wide range of laboratory sampling, testing, data collection, and analysis activities to advance scientific research and development in specialized fields. Employees use a variety of laboratory techniques and equipment; coordinate laboratory testing and research activities; and/or direct specialized laboratory programs.
Agencies with this Title
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
A bachelor's or higher degree in bacteriology, biochemistry, biological science, biology, chemical science, chemistry, environmental biology, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, genetics, medical technology, microbiology, molecular biology, or natural science AND two years of post-degree professional level experience performing laboratory testing or research in specific fields, such as assisting in the scientific examination of specimens or samples using a variety of laboratory techniques and providing technical support to advance research; operating and maintaining complex laboratory instruments and utilizing specialized computer equipment and software; recording, testing, and researching findings and preparing written documents, reports, and presentation materials; and producing and standardizing chemicals, diagnostic reagents, biologic products, media, or tissue culture used for analysis.
How to Apply
The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted