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Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of Public Health Laboratory - 349234

Company: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: New York
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE Job Posting Notice Job Details Job ID: 349234 # of Positions: 1 Business Title: Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of Public Health Laboratory Civil Service Title: Title Code No: Level: 21513 02 LABORATORY MICROBIOLOGIST Title Classification: Competitive Job Category: Health Proposed Salary Range: $ 52,902.00 - $ 57,134.16 (Annual) Career Level: Experienced (non-manager) Work Location: 455 First Ave., N.Y. Division/Work Unit: Microbiology Job Description The mission of the Public Health Laboratory is to safeguard the health of all New York City residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that address the needs of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team and continue to make history at the world's first municipal public health laboratory. This position is part of the Bio threat Response testing team and molecular core team. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is seeking to hire a qualified Laboratory Microbiologist II. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: --Perform duties related to laboratory tests and procedures at a highly complex technical level on specimens submitted to the Microbiology laboratory. --Maintain laboratory inventory supplies by checking stock to determine inventory level. --Process samples submitted by law enforcement for bio threat agent testing in the Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) and Laboratory Response Network (LRN) microbiological/ molecular testing for Bio-terrorism (BT) agents in environmental samples and clinical specimens. --Serve on the Bio threat Response Laboratory (BTRL) after hours on-call schedule and will be considered as a first responder by the PHL. --Trained to perform Bio-Safety Lab (BSL3) testing of foods suspected to contain select agents (such as Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis) that may be associated with investigated incidents of bioterrorism in the Microbiology laboratory. --Required to participate in urgent tests during off-hours as needed. --Train personnel on appropriate test methods and techniques as needed. --Maintain and participate in a program of quality control and quality assurance and take corrective action when needed. --Cross trained in molecular assays for detection of pandemic flu and other emerging pathogens. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a major in the biological, chemical, or physical sciences or medical technology, and one year of experience as a microbiologist performing at the technician or higher level in a clinical or environmental laboratory setting; or 2. An associate degree in medical technology, or sixty college credits from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) including six credits in mathematics and six credits in either chemistry or biology and three years of experience as described in "1" above; or 3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization plus any combination of college education and experience described in "1" or "2" above to make up the equivalent of five years of education and experience. One year of experience credit will be given for each 30 semester credits of college education which includes at least 3 credits in mathematics and at least 3 credits in either chemistry or biology. However, all candidates must have at least one year of acceptable experience as described in "1" above. Preferred Skills --Applicant must possess or be eligible for a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License as described in Article 165 of the New York State Education Law effective August 7, 2008. --Possess clinical laboratory experience; --Knowledge of standard infection precaution procedures and clinical testing experience. Additional Information **Applicant must possess or be eligible for a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist License. ***Employees must maintain a New York State (NYS) Laboratory Technologist license for the duration of employment. **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES: Please note:-- If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver's license.-- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.-- Current Resume---- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone) Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting's "Minimum Qualification Requirements" section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses. If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.---- By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card. **LOAN FORGIVENESS The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program's other requirements.-- Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 349234. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. POSTING DATE: 06/27/2018 POST UNTIL: 10/23/2018 The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of Public Health Laboratory - 349234, Healthcare, New York, New York

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