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IFQAL Laboratory Technician

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/15
Posting End Date: 2024/05/01
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Laboratory
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Twin Falls, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 17.00
Maximum Salary: 17.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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 "Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation."

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician for the Idaho Food Quality Assurance Laboratory (IFQAL) in Twin Falls.


  • Assists with sample flow and processing for chemical analysis under the IFQAL Quality System protocols.
  • Logs samples into the computer network, labels and stores samples following chain of custody SOP’s. Tracks samples using the online tracking system.
  • Prepares samples for analysis using liquid-liquid, solid phase and other methods of extraction following homogenization, grinding, or other methods of sample preparation. Prepares and analyzes quality control samples, such as standards, controls, blanks and fortifications.
  • Assists in target compound analysis, instrument maintenance and documentation of analytical results and QC.
  • Assists in operating, maintaining, modifying, troubleshooting and repairing analytical instrumentation (GC/MS, LC/MS, LC/MS/MS, as well as all other laboratory equipment). Assists in developing instrumental methods and chromatographic methods. Performs method validations and method development for new capabilities.
  • Performs preventative maintenance as required and other duties as assigned.
  • Performs quality control and data interpretation, including technical review/approval signature for method validation and client results as needed.
  • Performs client Certificate of Analysis, billing, filing and as needed. Assists with ordering duties for the laboratory supplies and standards.
  • Assists in communicating with existing and potential clients regarding testing, cost, timeline, etc.
  • Serves as backup Archive Librarian

  • Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!
    If you have questions,
    please contact us at:
    [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520


    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

     EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

     Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements or for the recruiting process, please contact ISDA's HR Department at [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

     Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.


    State of Idaho


    304 North 8th Street

    Boise, Idaho, 83720