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Laboratory Assistant 1 (40 Hour)

Location: Meriden, CT
Salary: $43,753 - $57,685/year
Close Date: 3/8/2023 11:59:00 PM

Do you have a passion for the sciences and enjoy working within the lab? 
If so, please consider this fantastic opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) has an opening for a Laboratory Assistant 1 (LA1) to join our team with the Division of Scientific Services (DSS) in Meriden, CT.                                                                                                

Position Highlights:

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with a first shift schedule, Monday through Friday.

This LA1 will be assigned to work in the Case Management Unit of the DSS. The LA1 performs clerical functions in support of the technical units. For example, this individual will support the lab in processing Discovery and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and triaging rush requests.

What we can offer you:

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
• Excellent health and dental coverage;
• A generous retirement plan;
• Paid time off;
• A healthy work - life balance!                                                                                                                                        

About Us:

DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.

The Division of Scientific Services provides forensic support to local, state and federal agencies throughout Connecticut. This division is divided into three analytical sections. They are the Chemical Analysis section (including toxicology, controlled substances, and arson), the Forensic Biology/DNA section, and the Identification section (including computer crimes). 

The laboratory also has two non-analytical sections which include: the Quality section and the Laboratory Support Services section (including administration, evidence receiving, and case management).

If you'd like to learn more about our division and our sections, please visit our webpage.