The Virginia Department of General Services is seeking an experienced Director of Laboratory Operations!
Posted By: Elynor Moss on January 07, 2020 |
The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) is seeking an experienced laboratory professional to serve as one of three Directors of Laboratory Operations for the Commonwealth’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), which is one of the largest and most diverse consolidated state laboratories in the nation. With an annual budget of over 30 million dollars and over 200 state employees, DCLS performs approximately 9 million tests annually. Results from these tests are used confidently by local, state and federal public health, agriculture, food regulatory, environmental protection and law enforcement officials serving to protect our citizens, food supply, environment and commerce. DCLS is a member of the Laboratory Response Network, Food Emergency Response Network, and Environmental Laboratory Response Network and provides surge capacity for several federal laboratories. The Consolidated Laboratory is also a Regional Food Emergency Response Network Training Center and directs the Commonwealth’s environmental laboratory accreditation program.
Directors of Laboratory Operation oversee multiple analytical and support groups within the Division, work closely with the Deputy Laboratory Director and Laboratory Director to plan for future laboratory initiatives, work with the Business Manager to monitor and track fiscal integrity within their areas of oversight, assure laboratory preparedness, provide support for policy and procedures governing DCLS, provide oversight and guidance for technical development, and conducts outreach to improve the customer support within the Commonwealth. This position provides direct oversight over operational groups which include clinical, emergency response, radiologic and sample support areas, assuring safety and compliance with relevant regulations (i.e. CLIA) and laws in order to support the laboratory’s mission of “promoting a healthier, safer world through quality laboratory service.”
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