TITLE:  PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SCIENTIST GENERAL III (1086) SD           
               (Current Vacancy at Laboratories Administration, Baltimore, MD)

SALARY: $41,074 - $65,568 (Grade 16)  

CLOSING DATE: August 15, 2011

DESCRIPTION: Public Health Laboratory Scientist General III is the full performance level of work performing public health analytical, diagnostic, environmental and epidemiological laboratory testing in a public health laboratory. Employees in this classification perform a variety of laboratory tests, assays, analytical procedure validations and quality assurance and quality control studies in such fields as analytical and environmental chemistry, diagnostic and environmental microbiology and immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology and virology. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Possession of Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy or Zoology from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in a chemistry laboratory performing analytical tests on environmental, biological or multi-matrix samples; or two years of experience working in a medical or public health laboratory performing diagnostic or public health testing on human specimens.

NOTE: 
1. Additional graduate education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of thirty credit hours in the above noted disciplines for each year of the required experience for up to two years of the required experience.

2.  Graduates of foreign colleges and universities must supply evidence of foreign school evaluation and certificate of equivalency issued by a recognized United States Credentialing Evaluation Service and attached a copy to application form MS-100. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of an applicant.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLASSIFICATION:
Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling:
(410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay service 1-800-735-2258.

APPLY TO: DHMH, Off. Of Human Resourcesí Recruitment & Selection Division, P.O. Box 22330, Baltimore, MD 21203-4330 Submit Maryland State Application - Form MS 100 - PLEASE NOTE: Most of our recruitments are an evaluation and rating of an applicant's training and education submitted on the MS-100 and therefore, may not require a written test. 
For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one year; eligibility may be extended beyond one year period.