The incumbent in this position assists in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Public Health Laboratory; acts as a diagnostic and reference resource for partner agencies; identifies communicable diseases and environmental problems; provides statistical data; and assists in maintaining the laboratory to meet State and Federal standards.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess:
Strong understanding of Public Health laboratory principles and processes and related activities.
Strong leadership and management skills.
Initiative and creativity with respect to identifying necessary new tests and platforms, and cultivating new partners and clients.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and a commitment to keeping Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement partners well informed.
Ability to interface effectively with community partners, other local, state, and national labs, and lab associations.
Understanding of laboratory budgeting and fiscal needs.
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