Atu Technician

Annandale, Virginia
$39,367.95 - $65,613.18 Annually
Jan 21, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works under general supervision in the Police Department's Alcohol Test Unit. Performs venipuncture to measure blood alcohol content for lab analysis and to test for the presence of drugs. Appears in court during the daytime to testify regarding blood sample collection. Completes appropriate recording documents identifying activities and findings related to blood alcohol testing. Performs related work as required.

The core hours of the position are 9:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. rotating days off.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • In the presence of the arresting officer, draws blood to be tested for alcohol or drug content;
  • Places blood in vials to be sent to an outside laboratory for analysis;
  • Testifies in court as to test procedures and results;
  • Logs data on each test administered and maintains test records;
  • Deals with citizens tactfully and courteously under adverse conditions;
  • Produces documents under court order (Duces Tecum).

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of standard methods for performing venipuncture;
  • Demonstrated skill in performing technical venipuncture procedures;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and to be truthful at all times.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: High school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, one year of medical or hospital experience performing venipuncture.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driving record check, polygraph exam, tuberculosis test, and pre-employment medical exam to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Work requires the ability to operate keyboard driven equipment, to operate devices with tablet technologies, and to sit or stand for periods of time. Must be able to draw blood and operate a motor vehicle. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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