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Microbiologist I-III

Port of Long Beach
East Long Beach, California, US
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Applications are available online beginning Friday, February 18, 2022.

EXTENDED through 4:30 PM, Friday, DECEMBER 30, 2022.

The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department for the duration of the vaccine mandate.

Some positions in this classification qualify for a Recruitment Incentive ofup to $6,000. For more information on the City of Long Beach's Recruitment Incentive Program pleaseclick here.


Grade I - $2,304.32-$3,129.20 biweekly

Grade II - $2,483.76-$3,376.08 biweekly

Grade III - $2,746.24-$3,736.80 biweekly


Performs technical procedures for the detection, isolation and identification of infectious disease agents, including emerging pathogens; Performs screening and supplemental tests on blood specimens for detection of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, hepatitis viruses and other infectious diseases; Performs moderately complex clinical testing including clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology and blood lead; Examines food and water samples for detection of microbiological pathogens; Performs clinical testing including clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology and blood lead; Implements and/or performs molecular diagnostic techniques to provide more sensitive and specific results; May perform chemical analysis of environmental samples when required; Validates and interprets scientific laboratory test data, keeps records and prepares routine reports; Enters patient information and test results in automated lab data system and compiles statistics; Utilizes independent action and judgment in resolving equivocal or indeterminate results; Performs quality control and quality assurance procedures; Complies with safety rules and regulations while working in the laboratory; Assists in orientation of new staff members, other department staff and in lab presentations for outreach; Undertakes special training for new procedures and assists in the development of procedure manuals for use by other staff; Performs preventive maintenance procedures on equipment and instruments; Troubleshoots equipment problems using manuals and/or telephone consultations with equipment representatives; for additional examples duties please see the classification specification:Microbiologist I-III.


A current State of California Public Health Microbiologist Certification (Proofrequired) *

Ability to have normal color vision and normal digital dexterity.

* Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofssubmitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of principles and techniques used in laboratory examination and testing;
* Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions and procedures;
* Knowledge of laboratory processing standards to effectively oversee the work of technical/professional staff and provide feedback for revisions;
* Ability to successfully perform a high volume and wide variety of laboratory tests and manage time effectively; and
* Ability to accurately prepare clear and concise written reports.

Willingness to work overtime, weekend and/or holiday hours and/or during health emergencies as needed.

A valid driver's license, or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for field travel, may be required for some assignments.



Application and Supplemental Application......................................................Qualifying

Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of application and required supplemental application submitted. This selection procedure will be conducted using a non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated solely on training, experience, education, or certification. All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be place on an eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran's Credit will be placed on the eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed. The resulting eligible list remain in effect for at least one year. Applications received by March 4, 2022, will be placed on Test # 1 established eligible list for this recruitment.Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

If you have not received notification within two weeks after close of filing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

J.O.B. G08AN-22 ER: M CSC 2/16/2022
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