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Associate Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory

The City of New York
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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Associate Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory

Business Title Associate Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory


Title Classification Competitive

Job Category Health

Career Level Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location 455 First Ave., N.Y.

Division/Work Unit Microbiology

# of Positions 3

Title Code No 21514

Level 02

Proposed Salary Range $ 71,686.00 - $ 89,640.00 (Annual)

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

The mission of the PHL is to safeguard the health of 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, Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is seeking to hire 7 Associate Laboratory Microbiologists, Level I I to work on emerging pathogens and the COVID-19 Response.


-Supervise, hire, train, discipline and evaluate the performance of laboratory staff and trainees.

-Analyze, coordinate, supervise and manage daily laboratory operations and during outbreak events.

-Plan, prepare and supervise laboratory services relating to regulatory standards and organization's policies.

-Prioritize, schedule, assign and monitor work to optimize operational service.

-Ensure all regulatory and safety standards are followed and serve as a resource for accreditation compliance.

-Manage laboratory purchase of inventory, storage and supplies usage.

-Support Chief/Director with laboratory activities and operation.

-Participate in cross-training program within PHL.

-Help establish or modify technical procedures as needed.

-Perform duties related to laboratory tests and procedures at a highly complex technical level on specimens submitted to the laboratory.

-Generate and releases reports, keeping records, and perform tasks related to laboratory testing.

-Maintain a program of quality control, participate in a program of quality assurance, and take action when needed.

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in medical technology or in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences, and one year of laboratory experience at the technologist level in the appropriate laboratory specialty or specialties; or
2. Ninety college credits from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by either (a) or (b) below, and one year of laboratory experience at the technologist level in the appropriate laboratory specialty or specialties.
(a) For those whose training was completed prior to September 15, 1963: a total of at least 24 credits in chemistry and biology courses combined, including at least nine credits in chemistry, of which six credits must be in inorganic chemistry; and including at least 12 credits in biology courses
pertinent to the medical sciences.
(b) For those whose training was completed after September 15, 1963: 16 credits in chemistry courses acceptable towards a major in chemistry, including at least six credits in inorganic chemistry; and 16 credits in biology courses acceptable towards a major in biology; and three credits in mathematics.
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 September 23, 2008.
-Possess clinical laboratory experience; knowledge of standard infection precaution procedures and clinical testing experience.

Employees must maintain a New York State (NYS) Laboratory Technologist license for the duration of employment.

Additional Information

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

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.


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 # 460021.

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.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is not required **

POSTING DATE 2021/03/30

POST UNTIL 11/18/2021

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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