UPDATED: Los Angeles County: Laboratory Manager

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Los Angeles County PHL

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Assists the Public Health Laboratories Director in the administration of a variety of administrative programs and functions at the Public Health Laboratory.


The single position allocable to this class works under the supervision of the Public Health Laboratories Director at the Public Health Laboratory and assists that position in the performance of a variety of general administrative functions. These functions include personnel administration and budgeting for all technologists and auxiliary employees, development of written materials required by accrediting agencies and institution and service as a resource on laboratory operations, organization, and legislative proposals and enactments pertinent thereto.


  • Assists the Laboratory Director with management and oversight of Public Health Laboratory (PHL) campus facilities

  • Serves as the primary laboratory facilities manager and project manager interfacing with Department of Public Health (DPH) Facilities Management, Internal Service Department, contractors, and other vendors related to various facility needs not limited to security, housekeeping, building maintenance, improvements, and repairs; ensures building operations meet regulatory requirements.

  • Manages and provides technical oversight for the Central Accessioning and Receiving Laboratory units to assure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and regulations; prepares protocols and policies related to specimen receiving and inventory supply; ensures staff training and manages workflow.

  • Investigates and coordinates laboratory order issues with Materials Management; resolves invoice issues; coordinates and ensures scheduled deliveries for general laboratory supplies and services.

  • Prepares, submits, and manages documents for vendor agreements and contracts. Responsible for oversight of contract monitoring not limited to equipment, courier, housekeeping, and security.

  • Responsible for program inventory and special program assignments.

  • Functions as PHL liaison for DPH departments, programs, and agencies; including budget preparation and fiscal monitoring, assisting with test cost development, personnel administration, union-related matters, audits, board letters, and other related administrative functions.

  • Analyze workload and identify patterns to identify emerging trends and make recommendations on the most effective utilization of laboratory resources.

  • Develops and implements general laboratory policies and procedures to enhance and improve program efficiency, effectiveness, and performance.

  • Counsels all levels of staff regarding proper interpretation of County policies, practices, and procedures.

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