For clarification, you must take the “exam” to be placed on the list and then you can apply for open positions.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
EXAMINER II (LABORATORY FIELD SERVICES) OPEN EXAMINATION
CONTINUOUS TESTING SW75-7946 5HAAD
Bulletin Release Date: January 29, 2016
This bulletin supersedes the bulletin released on February 25, 2015
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the
right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or
veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical
conditions), and sexual orientation.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Persons who meet the minimum qualifications (entrance requirements) as stated on this
announcement may take this examination, which is competitive.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service or hand delivered to the Department of
Public Health Human Resources Office (hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Standard State Applications (STD. 678) can be
found at: http://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf. Submit Standard State Application to:
By Mail or In Person:
California Department of Public Health (916) 650-0436
Examination Services Unit
1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
P.O. Box 997378
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378
DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES (CalHR).
CROSS FILING INFORMATION: If you meet the entrance requirements for this classification and for Examiner I,
Laboratory Field Services, you may file for both examinations on a single application. You must indicate the class title(s)
for each examination you are applying on the application Form STD. 678.
FINAL FILING DATE: There is no final filing date. Testing is considered continuous as dates can be set any time.
Applications must be submitted by the filing date indicated below. Applications postmarked, personally delivered, or
received via interoffice mail after the final filing date, will be held for the next administration of the exam. The filing dates
June 17, 2016 December 17, 2016
TESTING PERIOD: A candidate may be tested only once during any testing period. The testing period for this
classification is January 1 through December 31
SALARY RANGES: $4865 – $6513 per month.
In addition to the salary above the California Department of Public Health offers benefits in the following areas:
Health, Dental, and Vision
Cash Benefit Programs
Work, Home, and Family
Beneficiary and Survivor Benefits
Retirement and Separation Benefits
Public Transit Reimbursement (limits apply)
A complete description of all benefits may be viewed at http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/home.aspx
IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Accepted applicants are required to bring either a photo identification card or two
forms of signed identification to each phase of the examination.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is the staff specialist level of the Examiner series. Under general direction, the
incumbent develops and administers a complex area of Laboratory Field Services, such as evaluation of licensing
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personnel, biologics licensing, and evaluation and approval of clinical laboratory training facilities; provides guidance in
his/her area of specialization to Examiners I, Laboratory Field Services; and performs other related duties.
Positions exist with the Department of Public Health in Contra Costa and Los Angeles Counties.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION: It is your responsibility to make sure you meet the
education and/or experience requirements stated on this announcement on the date you submit your application. Your
signature on your application indicates that you have read, understood, and possess the basic qualifications required.
NOTE: Applications must include “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base, job titles and/or civil service
class title(s), and range (if applicable) for all work experience. College course Information must include title,
number of semester or quarter units, name of institution, completion dates, and degree. Applications received
without this information will be rejected. Applicants must submit a copy of unofficial transcripts along
with the application when using education to meet the entrance requirements for this examination.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportionate basis if the following
requirements include more than one pattern and are distinguished as Either I, or II, or III, etc.
Possession of a valid license as a clinical laboratory bio-analyst or scientist, or certification as a public health
microbiologist issued by the California State Department of Public Health. (Applicants who do not possess the required
license or certification will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure a license or certificate before they will be
considered for appointment.)
Two years of experience performing the duties of an Examiner I, Laboratory Field Services, in California state service.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a clinical or public health laboratory, three years of which
must have involved one or a combination of the following:
1. Field consultation experience in the clinical or public health laboratory field; or
2. Supervisory experience involving supervision of professional laboratory personnel or as a laboratory director; or
3. Performance as a staff specialist in one or more of the technical areas of clinical or public health laboratory
science. (Post-baccalaureate graduate work in clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, clinical laboratory
technology or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for not more than two years of the
required general experience.)
Education: Possession of a master’s degree in clinical laboratory science clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, or
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative,
dependability, good judgment, ability to work cooperatively with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to
perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may be required.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION: The examination will consist of a Qualifications Assessment and is the sole
component of the Examiner II (Laboratory Field Services) examination. To obtain a position on the eligible
list, a minimum score of 70% must be received. The Qualifications Assessment is designed to elicit
specific information regarding each candidate’s education, training, and experience relative to the testing
classification. Responses to the questionnaire will be assessed based on pre-determined rating criteria.
The Qualifications Assessment package will be emailed to the applicant in the form of a survey. Please
monitor your email account’s SPAM, Junk, Bulk, etec. Folder (s) as the examination email may be filtered
depending on your specific account settings.
The participating department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meets the needs of the service if
the circumstances under which this examination has changed. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law
and rules and all competitors will be notified.
SCOPE: In addition to evaluating the candidate’s relative abilities as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience,
emphasis will be placed on measuring, relative to job demands, each competitor’s:
1. Technical areas of clinical or public health Laborary sciences, such as clinical chemistry, toxicology, bacteriology,
immunology, mycology, hemotology, parasitology, cytology, or virology, including principles, techniques,
equipment and terminology used in the laboratory investigation of diseases.
2. The causes and methods of transmission and control of communicable diseases.
3. Current developments in clinical and public health laboratory sciences.
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4. State and Federal laws and regulations relating to clinical and public health laboratories, biologics production, and
proficiency testing services.
5. Use of available scientific information technology and available scientific resource materials.
6. Specific application of laws and regulations relating to clinical and public health laboratories, including principles
and procedures involved in the investingation of violations and current developments in legislative action affecting
clinical and public health laboratories and personnel.
7. General principles of effective leadership.
8. Principles and practices of organization and management as applied to a laboratory program or activity.
1. Perform clinical laboratory tests, microbiological analysis, or other specialized technical procedures.
2. Conduct surveys and investigations of clinical and public health laboratories, blood banks, and other specialized
facilities with accuracy, thoroughness, and tact.
3. Interpret and apply laws and regulations to specific cases.
4. Communicate and consult with laboratory personnel and administrators.
5. Collect and organize data for hearings.
6. Organize specialized activities or programs.
7. Prepare complex reports, guidelines, and proposed regulations.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION: Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. In
order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70% must be attained on the written test. A
departmental open list will be established for use by the department(s) listed on this announcement. The list will expire 24
months after it is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period.
Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) subdivisional
promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multi-departmental promotional, 4) service-wide promotional, 5)
departmental open, and 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Will be awarded in this examination, pursuant to Government Code Section 18973.1,
effective January 1, 2014, as follows: 1) Any veteran, widow or widower of a veteran, or spouse of a 100 percent
disabled veteran, who achieves a passing score in an entrance examination, shall be ranked in the top rank of the
resulting eligibility list. Any veteran who has been dishonorably discharged or released is not eligible for veterans’
preference; 2) An entrance examination is defined, under the law, as any open competitive examination; 3) Veterans’
Preference is not granted once a person achieves permanent civil service status.
HOW TO APPLY FOR VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has
information on how to apply for Veterans’ Preference on their website at http://www.jobs.ca.gov and on the Application for
Veterans’ Preference form (CalHR 1093). Additional information is also available at the Department of Veterans Affairs
website at http://www.cdva.ca.gov.
TDD is Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TDD device.
The California Relay (Telephone) Service for the deaf or hearing impaired:
MCI from TDD: 1-800-735-2929 MCI from voice telephone: 1-800-735-2922
Sprint from TDD: 1-888-877-5378 Sprint from voice telephone: 1-888-877-5379
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California Department of Public Health
SECURITY INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
For clarification, you must take the “exam” to be placed on the list and then you can apply for open positions.