Atu Technician

Annandale, Virginia
$37,850.18 - $63,083.49 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

The core hours of the position are 9:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. rotating days off. Under general supervision in the Police Department's Alcohol Test Unit (ATU), 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.

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 G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus one year of medical or hospital experience performing venipuncture.

  • One year of experience in a medical or hospital performing venipuncture.
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Breathalyzer Operators License. VA-Required within 8 months

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check, pre-employment medical evaluation, polygraph exam, tuberculosis test and public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

The ability to work irregular hours (i.e. overnight shifts and daytime court appearances). Must be a Certified Phlebotomist. Must be able to draw blood, operate a Breathalyzer machine and operate a motor vehicle. 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 operate a motor vehicle. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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