Treatment Courts Laboratory Technician

Job Location

South County Judicial Center, Venice; travel to other court locations may be required

Position Type

Full-time, salaried

Position Available



$17.80/hour ($37,024.00/annually), plus benefits (Sarasota County Government position)

The job

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for a full-time laboratory technician to work with Sarasota County’s Treatment Court Programs. The lab technician is primary responsible for the monitoring and collection of urine of treatment court clients. The lab technician will also be responsible for the overall operation of the urinalysis-testing component and the use of the breathalyzer machine to monitor abstinence, observes and collects urine/breath testing samples, directs testing of urine samples, analyzing and recording all test results for illegal drugs and alcohol. The lab technician position will be primarily based in Venice with occasional travel to Sarasota and Bradenton as needed.

Your daily responsibilities:

  • Monitors and tracks urine specimens for each client primarily in South County location;
  • acquire and maintain AU480 certification within 6 months of date of hire;
  • data entry and reports (maintain accurate and detailed statistical records); 
  • stays knowledgeable of lab policies and procedures and helps update as needed;
  • maintains equipment and chemical supplies;
  • supplies the Court with written and/or oral reports; 
  • attend court hearings as needed; and
  • inventories testing equipment and orders all testing supplies.

Skills, knowledge and abilities needed:

  • Basic knowledge of the legal system, court processes and procedures;
  • knowledge of and ability to develop lab policies and procedures;
  • knowledge of illegal substances and prescription drugs, masking agents, drug retention schedules and levels of substances for testing purposes;
  • knowledge of laws pertaining to probation, corrections, alcohol and drug treatment, and the criminal justice process; 
  • ability to organize and prioritize;
  • ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • ability to provide accurate data entry;
  • ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements;
  • ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisor, co-workers and the public; and
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field or from a technical program. Work experience and/or education equivalent combination will substitute for the degree requirement. Certification on the program’s urinalysis equipment may be required within 6 months of hire.


The Sarasota County Government benefit package includes health, dental and vision insurance; supplemental insurance (cancer, disability, and accident); Florida Retirement System membership; and paid time off.


Apply directly through Sarasota County Government Career Opportunities page. Cover letters are encouraged.

You must complete the online application to be considered for this position.