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This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic
plan by supporting activities and trainings concerned with the examination and testing of potentially
hazardous biological and environmental materials capable of transmitting disease to man.
The Public Health Microbiologist II (PHMII), acting as the Microbiology Scientist, prepares,
organizes, and provides subject matter expertise to conduct didactic and laboratory hands-on
training for Public Health Microbiologist (PHM) trainees. Performs routine to advanced innovative
laboratory testing and analyses, following standard operating procedures (SOP) and program
policies. Provides laboratory procedures and training performed in reference public health
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laboratories, develops and updates SOPs; performs evaluations for lab methods, processes, and
training curriculum; provides competency assessments for PHM trainees; makes interpretive
analyses of data; serves as the expert in his/her specialty area of microbiology (parasitology,
mycology, anaerobic bacteriology, immunology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology);
provides technical feedback and expert guidance in the area of expertise; and does other related
duties. Supports and assists with the on-site and online training portal, risk assessment and
biosafety compliance, and continuous process improvement activities.
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Public Health Microbiologist Supervisor
(PHMS) of the PHM Training Program & Laboratory Animal Services Section of the Operations

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About California Department of Public Health, Center for Laboratory Sciences

All California Department of Public Health (CDPH) employees perform work that is of the utmost importance, where each employee is important in supporting and promoting an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, essential to the delivery of the department’s mission. All employees are valued and should understand that their contributions and the contributions of their team members derive from different cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences, supporting innovations in public health services and programs for California.