Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of Public Health Laboratory

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)3.4


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. 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. --Cross-train in other units/sections of the PHL for surge events as needed. --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 taking corrective action when needed. --Use a variety of identification methods, including molecular techniques, to test samples. --Use automated equipment and specialized instrumentation. --Perform numerous complicated tests and accurately interpreting the results. --Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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 FORGIVENESSThe 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: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 339564.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.