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State Hygienic Laboratory


  Data Entry Operator I
Job Code:  GB04
Pay Grade:  04
Type of Position: Regular
Percent Time:  50%
Location:  Ankeny, IA
  Hygienic Laboratory BDC (HLA), Ankeny
Hours:  11:00 pm to 8:00 am
Shift:  3rd
Work Week:  Straight
Work Week Details:  Tuesday – Saturday (Days off Sun, Mon)
Additional Hours:  Days and hour may vary to cover holidays and vacations.

Data Entry Operator I
The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa has an opening for a half-time Data Entry Operator I with the Newborn Screening Program in our Ankeny, IA facility.  The main duties of the position are to perform data entry of demographic information, verifying data, and customer service functions. Hours will be 4hrs/day scheduled between 11:00 pm – 8:00 am, Tuesday – Saturday (days off are Sun, Mon).  Exact schedule details can be finalized once a candidate is selected.  Days and hours may vary to cover holidays and vacations.

About the State Hygienic Laboratory
Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront of public health issues in Iowa. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.

Benefits Highlights
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

Application Details
Please provide your education and work history in your application.  

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

Sarah Tillman

Please note regarding references:  Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Clerical office experience or post high school education which totals one year.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Able to type 40 net words per minute.
  • Word processing experience is preferred.
  • Data entry experience is preferred.
  • Office experience is preferred.
  • Customer service experience is preferred.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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