San Francisco Department of Public Health
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for one (1) full-time, Permanent Civil Service (PCS) 2462 Microbiologist. Under general supervision, the Microbiologist performs laboratory-testing to the community primarily in the areas of communicable disease control, environmental health and HIV antibody testing, conducts bacteriologic, parasitologic, serologic, and related laboratory tests and examinations; and performs other related duties as required.
The essential functions include: performing nucleic acid amplification procedures for the identification of communicable disease agents, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD); testing environmental and clinical samples for possible bioterrorist agents such as plague, anthrax and tularemia; serological testing for HIV and other viral agents; bacteriological testing; validating and interpreting scientific laboratory test data, keeping records and preparing reports; performing quality control and preventive maintenance procedures; entering test data into computer laboratory information system and compiling statistical reports.
Additionally, employees may be required to work night or evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays as required.