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Sacramento County: Chief, Public Health Laboratory Services

Sacramento County PHL

Department: Health Services

Posted On: February 8, 2024

Application Deadline: April 4, 2024

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.

Please see the recruitment brochure for more detail: Public Health Laboratory 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.

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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