Overview

This is an on-site position within the Georgia Public Health Laboratory.

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Laboratory Supply/Warehouse Clerk.

Under broad supervision, receives, stores and issues materials, equipment and other items. Performs manual and clerical tasks involved in the distribution of supplies and materials.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Receives clinical laboratory specimens via US Mail, UPS, FED-EX and Couriers
  • Assists in maintaining purchase order filing system.
  • Receives supplies, and laboratory equipment from Purchase Orders
  • Delivers Purchase Orders, and specimens to Lab Units
  • Receives and counts items and records data manually or using a computer
  • Sorts and delivers US Mail and internal mail
  • Process outgoing mail.
  • Process outgoing shipments , using UPS and Fed-Ex
  • Drive company van to various location for pick-up and drop-off
  • Assists with unpacking stock items to be stored  in warehouse
  • Stores items in an order and accessible manner in warehouse, supply rooms or other areas
  • Verifies inventory by comparing to physical counts of stock.
  • Assist with delivering/relocating laboratory equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Vocational/Technical degree from an accredited college AND One year of experience in shipping and receiving,

OR

High school diploma or GED AND Two years of experience in shipping and receiving,

OR

One year of experience at the lower level Supply Warehouse Clerk 2 (FES011) or position equivalent.

Note: This position require possession of valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years experience in a Warehouse setting.
  • 2+ years experience in Shipping & Receiving
  • Ability to multitask in an environment with shifting priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including, Word, Outlook, and SharePoint
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Courier experience including vehicle maintenance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment on concrete flooring and in varying temperatures.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to safely operate material handling equipment as needed
  • Ability to bend, stoop and twist as needed
  • Ability to safely lift, push, pull and maneuver up to 50 pounds of materials, supplies and equipment as needed.

Category 2: Moderate to heavy physical activity and consistent exposure to working conditions that may interact with an employee’s medical or fitness condition.  Physical activity may involve heavy lifting, pushing or pulling; extended climbing, crawling or bending; and/or operation of potentially dangerous equipment (including motor vehicles).

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov