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Food, Dairy, and Residue Laboratory Supervisor Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Government





$27.74 Hourly


Lincoln, NE

Job Type



Department of Agriculture

Job Number



1/23/2018 11:59 PM Central


Manage the daily activities of the Food, Dairy, and Residue Laboratory Areas; directly supervise laboratory staff including scheduling of work and resolving problems, which may arise concerning samples, personnel, safety, etc.

***Incumbent of this position must be able to meet the minimum FDA Commission requirements, which includes U.S. Citizenship.***

Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.   

Job location is 3703 S 14th Street

Examples of Work

Supervise personnel (e.g., recruitment, training, leave requests, performance evaluation); Direct work to fulfill grant requirements for federal food safety and food defense programs; Review chemical (GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, ELISA) and microbiological (culture methods, rapid test kits, immunoassay, PCR) test results and report findings to state regulatory programs; Perform supervisor duties (e.g., review contracts, approve purchases, write/review lab procedures) as prescribed in the Quality Management System; Occasionally travel for meetings or training; Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training in chemistry or in biochemistry, microbiology, medical technology, biology, bacteriology, or other life sciences AND experience in conducting biological, microbiological, or medical laboratory examinations or analyses or in examining and analyzing the chemical content or structure, composition, and properties of organic and/or inorganic substances and compounds in materials.

PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biology, molecular biology, food science, or related field of study; three to five years of experience performing microbiological and chemical analysis; one year of experience supervising personnel; one year of ISO/IEC 17025 quality management experience.

OTHER: Top applicants will be screened to make sure they meet the minimum FDA Commission requirements, which includes U.S. Citizenship. Must have regular and reliable attendance. Valid Driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, skills and abilities: principles and practices of microbiology and/or chemistry and their applications in a laboratory setting; familiarity with laboratory instrumentation, safety, and daily operations; knowledge of accreditation, state policy, and federal grant requirements; effective communication with staff and public; training of laboratory staff; supervision of personnel; managing a budget; set own work priorities.


Nebraska State Government


1526 K Street, Suite 100

Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508.




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