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|Salary Range 23||$3048||$4654||$3195||$3347||$3506||$3672||$3857||$4039||$4232||$4434|
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The MICROBIOLOGIST 1 provides accurate and timely detection and identification of microbial populations, contaminants, microbial infections, or genetic abnormalities through the microscopic examination and analysis of environmental agricultural and biological samples. Employees in this class perform standard tests and procedures whose results may require standard interpretations or correlation's with other tests.
This is the first level of a three-level series. The emphasis of this class is on performing standard microbiological tests and procedures on a production basis. It is distinguished from the higher level by the absence or performing technically complex tests and procedures whose results require more than routine interpretation and correlation with other tests. At this level, employees generally do not exercise independent scientific judgment in the interpretation of data nor make recommendations on the application of the findings. Employees in this class may, under close supervision of a higher level microbiologist, perform analyses requiring complex analytical techniques.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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. They have occasional contact by phone with county health departments, physicians, industrial and business representatives, and other agencies 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, results, and any standard interpretation are reviewed routinely for accuracy and precision. Reports are reviewed for completeness and accuracy. 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.