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Job Code: 1929
Job Level: 71
Revised Date:
Job Family: JF 08

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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of data base coordination tasks involving routine and specialized computer procedures related to the laboratory information system.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of data base coordination tasks involving routine and specialized computer procedures related to the laboratory information system. Coordinate in conjunction with laboratory personnel the planning, modification and maintenance of data base designs to reflect laboratory processes and procedures.

Develop and implement testing programs to ensure reliability of computerized procedures in compliance with federal regulations; prepare and maintain applicable records and archives of database changes and validation; evaluate and test all changes to programs and procedures.

Coordinate the process of software upgrading with laboratory personnel to include planning of database and system design and evaluation, testing and validation of program changes.

Assist in the establishment of computer hardware maintenance procedures and in computer hardware troubleshooting.

Assist in the development of training manuals and in providing technical guidance and instruction to laboratory personnel.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires a bachelor's degree.


Work requires one year of laboratory work experience or laboratory computer system experience.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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