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3 Jan 2018

Full-Time Program Coordinator-Drug Testing Lab

Utah County Government – Posted by hamakermann Provo, Utah, United States

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  Under general supervision of a Program Services Manager or a Program Manager, coordinates drug testing functions of the Utah County Division of Substance Abuse.             

DUTIES INCLUDE:    Supervises, plans, and coordinates the work of program personnel; oversees training and ensures work is completed accurately and efficiently; identifies, evaluates, and resolves personnel concerns.

Evaluates performance and conducts performance appraisals; assists in making staffing decisions related to the hiring and retention of assigned personnel and the administration of disciplinary action in accordance with County policy and procedure.  Assists in preparing the program’s budget; determines priorities and allocation of funds; monitors purchases and expenditures; inventories and orders program supplies and minor equipment; manages contractual relationship with primary laboratory equipment and reagent supplier and with backup clinical laboratory.

Oversees testing services; ensures chain-of-custody and Utah County Division of Substance Abuse Drug Testing Laboratory processes are followed in performing immunoassay screening for drugs of abuse; oversees the operation and maintenance of the V-twin Biochemical analyzer according to strict methodologies.  Serves as primary point-of-contact for the division’s Medical Review Officer.

Analyzes, reviews and interprets data in accordance with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) mandatory guidelines and other regulatory organizations.  Constructs, maintains, operates, and oversees standard laboratory equipment; runs calibration and controls, pipettes samples and volumetric solutions; manages the distribution of reagents and waste contamination.

Oversees security of testing equipment and supplies; ensures compliance with bio-hazard safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemicals and biological agents.


Maintains client billing and productivity data and associated reports ensuring strict confidentiality of client information according to policy and law.


Represents program on behalf of the Utah County Division of Substance Abuse to other public or private agencies; provides information, technical assistance, and training; acts as a resource for various public and private groups and advocates for support of services.


Monitors program to ensure compliance with state, federal, and county laws and regulations; assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for providing services; develops and administers continuing quality improvement protocol; consults with outside agencies to improve service delivery and share information.



Basic Knowledge of:  interviewing methods and techniques; the principles and practices of social casework and substance abuse assessment instruments.

Considerable Knowledge of:  drug screening analysis and specimen validity testing of urine samples including interpretation of numeric readings/ratios; HIPAA and other laws and regulations relevant to work performed; current drug use trends.

Skill in: reading, writing, and basic math; word processing and basic programs.

Ability to: maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work with limited supervision; train and supervise others; work with groups and individuals at every level of society; coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.


REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in biology or a related science field and (3) years of work experience in a laboratory or performing counseling activities in a substance abuse or other mental health treatment setting.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.  Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.

How to Apply

This application requires a Supplemental Questionnaire and college transcripts.  For a complete job description or to apply for this position, refer to the Utah County website:

Job Categories: County. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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