Clinical Microbiologist II (#RH4052)
$48.09-$58.45 Hourly / $8,335.41-$10,131.74 Monthly / $100,024.97-$121,580.98 Yearly


Under general supervision, supervises the Microbiology Unit of the San Joaquin General Hospital Clinical Laboratory; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the working supervisory level class in the Clinical Microbiologist series. An incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the technical activities of the Microbiology Unit, including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Immunology, Media Preparation, and Housekeeping sections. Supervision is received from the Administrative Clinical Laboratory Technologist. This class differs from Clinical Microbiologist I in that an incumbent of the latter class performs journey person level activities in the performance of microbiological and immunological tests and examinations. This class differs from Administrative Clinical Laboratory Technologist in that the incumbent of the latter class is responsible for the functional operation and administration of the Clinical Laboratory.


  • Supervises the Microbiology Unit; schedules, assigns and reviews work; advises staff on technical areas; evaluates subordinate personnel.  
  • Participates in the more complex and critical analyses and evaluation of results.  
  • Instructs other technologists and laboratory trainees in the proper procedures and techniques of conducting microbiological. tests; gives lectures and examinations; evaluates performance of laboratory trainees assigned to unit  
  • Maintains quality control in unit; checks operating efficiency of lab oratory equipment and instruments; supervises and participates in preparation and, maintenance of related laboratory records and reports.  
  • Evaluates current methods and procedures for adequacy, accuracy, clinical significance and cost and makes modifications as required; develops procedures, norms and standards for new test; keeps current with new developments in field by reviewing literature and attending seminars.  
  • Maintains supply and equipment control in the Microbiology Unit; orders supplies and maintains inventories; prepares and submits budget request for capital items.  
  • Consults with pathologists and other medical staff members on problems related to Unit, consults with Laboratory Director on all new procedures.  
  • May represent Laboratory at meetings and conferences; serves on San Joaquin General Hospital Infection Control Committee.  
  • May collect specimens from patients for tests and examinations.   
  • May assist in the administration of the Clinical Laboratory on a rotating basis with other supervising technologists in the absence of the Administrative Clinical Laboratory Technologist.


Experience: Two years equivalent to Clinical Microbiologist I in San Joaquin County.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid license issued by the State of California, Department of Health as a Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Technologist limited to Clinical Microbiology.


The principles, methods, materials, techniques, and terminology of microbiology and immunology as related to medical technology; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information in medical technology; the principles and methods of supervision and training; basic administration of laboratory units.


Perform assigned tasks according to prescribed procedures; make accurate observations and records of test results; interpret test data and draw logical conclusions; correlate test results and evaluate validity; follow oral and written instructions in precise detail; perform examinations using manual or modern automated methodology; collect specimens from patients; with skill, patience and tact; establish effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff, and others; plan and direct the work of others; develop procedures, norms and standards for new tests and instruct others in them; maintain records and prepare reports of test results; issue and follow oral and written directions of a technical nature.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH4052; EST: 2/8/1967; REV: 8/11/1977;