Chief, Public Health Laboratory Services
Approximate Salary: $134,341.92 – $148,122.72 Annually


There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

Under general direction of the County Health Officer, the Chief, Public Health Laboratory Services plans, organizes, administers, and directs the operations of the Sacramento County Public Health Laboratory, which performs high complexity testing, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The incumbent provides consultation to department staff, community physicians, hospitals, and other private and public agencies on diseases of public health significance.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please see the Public Health Lab Director Brochure.



Four years of experience as a Public Health Microbiologist in a public health laboratory, including two years of experience planning, organizing, coordinating, and leading or supervising the work of laboratory staff.


Approval by the California Department of Health Services as a director of a principal public health laboratory, pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations Chapter 3, Subchapter 1, Article 3.


Qualify as a laboratory director of a high complexity laboratory as defined by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, Federal Regulation Section 493.1443.


License/Certificate Registration Requirement:
Possession of a valid Public Health Microbiologist Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (formerly known as California Department of Health Services). Failure to possess or keep in effect this certificate constitutes cause for termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules.




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About County of Sacramento

The County of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer of over 11,900 dedicated people covering a variety of services including public safety and protection, public health, community services, municipal services and administrative support that serve a diverse and vibrant County. Major services include the Airport System, Animal Care and Regulation, Clerk Recorder, Criminal Justice, Health and Welfare, Property Tax System, Regional Parks, Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, Voter Registration and Water Resources.