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Public Health Laboratory Supervisor

Salary: $36.33-$44.35 hourly / $6,319-$7,714 monthly / Range: 6536

DEFINITION: Under general direction, to plan and supervise the administrative and technical activities of a public health laboratory; to conduct and interpret microbiological and other medical laboratory tests; to perform related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: As Head of the Public Health Laboratory, incumbent functions within the Health Care Services Department and is primarily responsible for the Laboratory's mission to provide an effective medical and environmental testing service to aid physicians and sanitarians in the control and prevention of disease.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of the Laboratory staff; keeps abreast of new information and techniques in laboratory service and consults with others concerning such developments; maintains records and prepares reports in accordance with requirements; makes microbiological and serological examinations to assist in the detection, definition, and control of disease; makes microbiological and chemical examinations of substances important to environmental sanitation; trains and supervises assistants; supervises the maintenance of equipment and the preparation of materials needed for the operation of the Laboratory.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a valid California State Certification as a Public Health Microbiologist and four years or more of satisfactory experience as a microbiologist in a public health laboratory.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: the biological sciences; knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and techniques used in a public health laboratory; knowledge of the laws and regulations governing public health laboratories.

Ability to: plan and supervise the work of others; ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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