Business Title Chief of Microbiology Services/ Bureau of the Public Health Laboratory
Civil Service Title CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Code No
Title Classification Non-Competitive
Proposed Salary Range $ 96,772.00 - $111,288.00 (Annual)
Work Location 455 First Ave., N.Y.
Division/Work Unit Microbiology
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
Our mission is to safeguard the health of all New York City residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that address the needs of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team of more than 200 laboratory professionals, research scientists, safety experts, fellows, trainers, interns, and volunteers as they continue to make history at the world's first municipal public health laboratory. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH,) Public Health Laboratory is seeking to hire a qualified City Research Scientist Level IV-B. This position rwill report to the Associate Director of the Mi c r o biology Sect i on .
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Daily operation of the Microbiology Section including, but not limited to:
-Determining with the Associate Director the scientific and technical direction of the Section, including method evaluation, new tests, and determining appropriateness of testing platforms.
-Handling all personnel issues including monitoring performance of staff, hiring and disciplinary actions.
-Determining the budget for the Section and ensuring that adequate inventories of supplies are available at all times.
-Ensuring that the LIS meets all needs of the Section and all DOHMH and external partners, including appropriate electronic transfer of data.
-Monitor quality and compliance with PHL Quality Management System requirements, NYS State and all other regulatory requirements.
-Collaborate internally and externally on scientific activities and research projects.
-Liaise with Sentinel and clinical laboratories and clinicians as a subject matter expert for public health microbiology testing.
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of
physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
PhD degree in the biological sciences or microbiology or related field with experience in the technical operations of a Clinical Microbiology/Molecular Biology or Public Health Laboratory.
Technical expertise with bacterial culture and conventional biochemical techniques for identification and characterization of bacteria of public health concern.
Experience in Molecular testing such as PCR/RT-PCR and with laboratory information systems. Experience supervising staff in a laboratory setting.
Experience with budget administration and project management skills Excellent writing and communication skills.
Experience with BSL-3 regulations and environment is a plus.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay- loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation- and-discharge.html.
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 529668.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.