Lab Technician - Test Specialist

Clearance Level
Great Lakes, Illinois
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Forensic Sciences

Medical Laboratories

Specimen Collection

REQ#: RQ147588
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT's Military Health team is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory in Great Lakes Illinois. The Navy Drug Screening Laboratory is dedicated to ensuring warfighter readiness by deterring illegal drug use through providing accurate and timely forensic drug testing.


  • Initiates the forensic toxicology analysis of urine samples.
  • Performs routine and specialized testing of both moderate and high complex toxicology and chemistry test.
  • Follows proper protocol while handling military urine specimen samples to maintain organization compliance.
  • Evaluates material and specimen submissions received from supported sites (with subject PII removed) for acceptability and preparation for forensic testing.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots all laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Performs routine and complex technical procedures and functions according to departmental Standard Operating Procedures. Makes technical decisions regarding testing and problem solving.
  • Resolves technical, computer, and customer service problems within the specified department.
  • Performs administrative functions to include filing, record keeping, and disposal of hazardous waste
  • Tasks include evaluation of material and specimen submissions received from supported sites (with subject PII removed) for acceptability and preparation for forensic testing.


  • Education: BS in Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Science, or related field.
  • Required Experience: 2+ years experience in a clinical lab setting.
  • Experience with immunochemistry analyzers for analysis of forensic specimens in support of drugs of abuse testing.
  • Ability to perform all tasks required for accessioning of forensic specimens for analysis in support of drugs of abuse testing.
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain Interim Secret clearance is required. Active Secret clearance strongly preferred.


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.