Job Description and Duties
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.

**Possession of a valid Public Health Microbiologist’s certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services**

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 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 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 attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.