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Orange County: Senior Public Health Microbiologist

Orange County PHL

Public Health Microbiologist I

This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 P.M. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice. The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Public Health Microbiologist I positions within the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.


The County of Orange, Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas – Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.


The Public Health Laboratory provides specialized laboratory testing for assessing, investigating, and analyzing health needs of the public.


Health Care Agency is recruiting for a Public Health Microbiologist I to perform standardized microbiological testing in areas, such as bacteriology, mycobacteriology (TB), parasitology, virology and water quality for the detection of communicable disease causing agents. The incumbents will be critical in maintaining the quality of testing that Orange County Public Health Laboratory provides to a variety of clients and programs.


The ideal candidate will be detailed- oriented and an excellent team player who is committed to providing a high level of microbiological testing, analysis and identification. The incumbents will have the ability to follow policies and procedures, adhere to safety rules and precautions, and conduct technical laboratory testing and analysis of a standardized and generally recurring nature using well defined procedures. In order to be considered for a Public Health Microbiologist I position, candidates must attach a copy of their Public Health Microbiologist certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health to their application.

Please see details and apply here.

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