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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The MICROBIOLOGIST 2 provides accurate and timely detection and identification of microbial populations, microbial contaminants, microbial infections, or genetic abnormalities through the microscopic examination and the analysis of environmental, agricultural, and biological samples. Employees in this class perform a variety of standard and technically complex tests and procedures whose results generally require interpretation and correlation with other tests before being reported.
This is the second level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by having responsibility for performing technically complex tests and procedures whose results generally require interpretation and correlation with other tests. At this level, employees are expected to routinely exercise independent scientific judgment in the interpretation of data and make recommendations on the application of findings. It is distinguished from the higher level because of less emphasis as an analytical specialist who designs, develops, and implements state-of-the-art methods and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employees in this class may specialize in one or several of the fields of microbiology such as food microbiology, medical microbiology, virology, serology, mycology, immunology, or parasitology; however, the employee may be called upon to assist in any of these areas as the need arises.
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have daily in-person or telephone contact with agency staff to exchange information or discuss test results. Employees in this class also have regular telephone contact with county health departments, physicians, industrial and business representatives, and other agencies to notify them of test results or to discuss issues pertaining to a sample or specimen.
Employees in this class work under general supervision of a laboratory supervisor or other administrative superior. Test data and interpretation are reviewed routinely for accuracy and precision. Reports are reviewed upon completion for completeness and accuracy (may be used in cases of litigation). Records are reviewed routinely for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standardized testing procedures, accepted aseptic and sterilization procedures, established laboratory procedures, and applicable State and Federal regulations.