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MICROBIOLOGIST IV/Regulatory Compliance-DW

Employer
City of Houston
Location
Houston, MO
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Microbiology/Virology
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Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: #26368
Section: Houston Water
Reporting Location: 1770 Sidney Street
Workdays & Hours: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm
* S ubject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs, analyzes and interprets highly complex bacteriological, serological and/or virological tests according to established laboratory procedures, ensuring quality control standards are met. Oversees the daily work activities of staff personnel, including scheduling and reviewing work and training employees. Monitors the quality control and assurance of test results. Performs varied laboratory tests for the detection, isolation and identification of viruses and bacteria which cause human or animal diseases. Isolates microorganisms from specimens and identifies those pathogens using biochemical and serological techniques. Handles instrument troubleshooting and preventive maintenance; makes minor repairs. Performs special microbiological, serological and/or virological tests as needed. Maintains direct responsibility for microbiological research projects and writes technical reports. May be required to serve as an expert witness in legal or regulatory proceedings.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management Essential Position at the Tier 1 Level.

Job Requirements:

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Four years of experience in laboratory work dealing with bacteriology, serology virology are required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Four years of experience in laboratory work dealing with bacteriology, serology or virology are required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.** SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary grade for this position is:

Pay grade 23

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832.393.6020.

"If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6020. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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