Associate Laboratory Microbiologist, Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory

  • The mission of the NYC DOHMH Public Health Laboratory (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, is seeking to hire an Associate Laboratory Microbiologist Level I, to work within the Microbiology Section.

    DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  • -Training and competency assessing technologists on appropriate test methods and techniques within the Microbiology Unit.
  • -Assisting lab supervisors with routine laboratory and administrative operations.

  • -Performing duties related to laboratory tests at a highly complex technical level including animal necropsies, microscopy, and molecular techniques submitted within laboratory.

  • -Using the LIS to enter and verify testing results.

  • -Using the PHL Inventory tracking system or alternative system when implemented.

  • -Maintaining a program of quality control, participating in a program of quality assurance and taking corrective action when needed.

  • -Maintaining and monitoring general and unit specific program of biosafety and infection control.


Minimum Qual Requirements

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 August 7, 2008. Possess clinical laboratory experience. Knowledge of standard infection precaution procedures and test experience.

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

"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”


Additional Information

  • **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:

    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 # 415987.

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.
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