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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2191 - EO Drug Testing Technician

Job Description

GRADE: 108

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in the collection and testing of specimens for illegal substances; performs related work as required.

Employees in this class collect samples from individuals and test the samples for selected drugs and potential sample tampering. The employee is responsible for maintaining chain-of-custody and system integrity. Work involves using automated and manual methods in order to detect selected drugs. General supervision is received from the Probation Officer Supervisor.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Accompanies clients during collection of urine
• Assists clients in completing eye check tests
• Assists clients in completing medical history forms
• Selects appropriate testing methods; ensures purity of sample
• Views testing process and observes samples
• Operates Abbott Axsym System Analyzer and MCJ Eye Check EC 2000 drug testing equipment
• Regularly works with chemicals
• Manually tests specimens for sample tampering
• Sends specimen samples to independent labs for further testing
• Runs all Specialized Drug Program (SDP) and Drug Court urine analyses
• Maintains log of all samples
• Performs quality checks and calibration on equipment
• Interprets test results; reports test results to appropriate parties
• Enters results into data base
• Prepares written reports and records on an ongoing basis
• Maintains inventory and orders supplies
• Efficiently uses inventory to obtain maximum allowable testing from materials
• Maintains files and records
• Performs routine laboratory maintenance and clean up as needed
• May be called to testify in court.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Standard laboratory operating procedures and standards
• Routine laboratory testing techniques
• Accurate record maintenance
• Ordering, stocking, and inventory procedures.
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Data recording and report preparation,
• Following multiple, detailed procedures.
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Completion of some college coursework in biology, chemistry, or other laboratory science or one (1) year experience using drug testing analysis equipment in a laboratory environment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and/or arms to crouch or stoop when performing daily equipment maintenance.