Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps



Recruitment #20-001270-0001


Spring Grove Hospital Center is the largest psychiatric operated by the State of Maryland, with 377 beds. We are located in Catonsville, previously named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to Live! Convenient to DC, Baltimore and BWI airport, our 180-acre wooded campus feels more like a college setting. Our mission is to provide quality mental health services to patients from across the State. Join our team and be a part of the change!




MDH/Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to support Spring Grove Hospital Center in their mission to provide quality patient care to psychiatric patients by performing blood draws and processing of laboratory specimens while following the guidelines set forth by the institution and standard safety practices. This position is Emergency Essential.  

Public Health Laboratory Assistant III is the full performance level of work providing technical support in the areas of glassware and transport outfit preparation, medical waste collection and decontamination, and analytical testing processes in a medico-public health laboratory setting. Employees in this classification do not supervise. Employees receive general supervision from a Public Health Laboratory Scientist or an administrative official. The work is performed in a laboratory setting. Employees are required to observe infection control precautions in order to prevent contamination and the spread of disease. The work may require the lifting and moving of laboratory equipment and materials. The Public Health Laboratory Assistant I, II, and III are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Public Health Laboratory Assistant I performs duties under close supervision, the Public Health Laboratory Assistant II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending upon the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the Public Health Laboratory Assistant III performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Public Health Laboratory Assistant III is differentiated from the Public Health Laboratory Assistant Lead in that the Public Health Laboratory Assistant Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Public Health Laboratory Assistants while the Public Health Laboratory Assistant III has no such lead level responsibility.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience performing technical support in a biological, chemical, medical or public health laboratory.


1. Experience performing technical support in the areas of glassware and transport outfit preparation, medical waste collection and decontamination, or analytical testing processes in a laboratory setting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

2. Thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted year-for-year for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Health Science Research Officer classifications or Medical Laboratory Specialists specialty codes in the Science related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


This job requires a certificate in Phlebotomy. 


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.