Public Health Microbiologist (Trainee) -Extra Help Only

Possession of PH Microbiologist Trainee letter not required

Recruitment #21-331010-E2

Introduction

The mission of the Solano County Health & Social Services Department is to Promote Healthy, Safe and Stable Lives.

Vision: A Healthy, Safe and Stable Community

Core Values

  • Diversity: We respect and value cross –culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.
  • Respect: We treat people with care and courtesy.
  • Integrity: We do what we say will.
  • Fairness: We are consistent and unbiased in decisions.
  • Transparency: We communicate the how and why.
  • Equity: We ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities. Responsiveness: We react quickly and positively.
Diversity: We respect and value cross –culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Social Services , please visit: 

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/default.asp

 

The Public Health Services Division believes that health is all about people; where they live, learn, work, and play. From our staff to our clients, we provide people with the tools they need to maintain and improve their health. The services we provide are incredibly diverse and include such activities as conducting public health nurse home visits for moms and babies, providing medical care in our clinics, and much more. You will not find a more committed group of people than public health workers. It takes a special kind of dedication to enter the public health field. Our passion is promoting health, livable communities and healthy lifestyles. As a result, we care for individuals and the community with compassion and respect.  

    To learn more about the Public Health Services Division, please visit:
    http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/about.asp  

    THE POSITION

    Great extra help only opportunity to gain hands-on practical laboratory experience working under the supervision of a Certified Public Health Microbiologist.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    No experience required; however, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

    A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Microbiology or one of the related life sciences is required. 

    Pursuant to Executive Order N-25-20, the possession of a Public Health Microbiologist Trainee letter (certificate) has been suspended as to all persons who meet the testing personnel requirements under 42 CFR Section 493.1489.  This position will not provide the selected candidates with  PH Microbiologist certificate issued by California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  

    This recruitment is intended to fill Public Health Microbiologist (Trainee) (Extra-Help) ONLY.  Extra-help employees do not have rights to a regular position or continued employment and are excluded from civil service. The hours worked may be part-time or full-time, but hours cannot exceed more than 999 hours in a fiscal year.

     

    • Incumbents may need a valid California driver’s license.
    • Independent travel may be required.
    • Incumbents must be able to work in an environment that may include exposure to communicable disease.
    • Candidates for employment may be required to sign a statement agreeing to comply with all applicable Sections of the Californian Penal Code relating to child abuse/elder abuse reporting as a condition of employment.

    Note: All CalPERS retirees applying for Extra Help positions must meet CalPERS post retirement employment requirements. Work must be performed for a limited duration and retiree annuitant may not work more than 960 hours per fiscal year.

     To view the job description for this position, please visit:

     https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=12481

    BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

    Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.  

    To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: 

    https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516  

    CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:  

    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Annual Education Fair
    • County Mentoring Program
    • Leadership Academy
    • Supervisory Trainings
    • Skill Development Trainings
    • Self-paced learning opportunities 

    SELECTION PROCESS

    Ongoing - Deadline to submit application and required documents for first application review.

    Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a written and/or practical exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

    A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced. [Omit for Civil Service exempt recruitments]

    All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

    RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request).  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Public Health Microbiologist (Trainee)  and the recruitment number (21-331010-E1) in your email or fax. 

    Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

    Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

    Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

    DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

    A Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Microbiology or one of the related life sciences is required.   All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

    How to Submit Your Documents

    In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com  When submitting documents by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Public Health Microbiologist Trainee - Extra Help Only) and the recruitment number (21-331010-E1). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

     
    This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

    Do you acknowledge that you understand that this Public Health Microbiologist (Trainee) position will not provide the selected candidates with the PH Microbiologist Certificate issued by California Department of Public Health (CDPH)?

    ___Yes ___No

    The educational requirement for this position is a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Microbiology or one of the related life sciences. Please select one of degree concentrations listed below that best describes your degree. 

        Medical Microbiology 
        Public Health Microbiology 
        Biological Biology 
        Chemical Biology 
        Physical Biology 
        Laboratory Science 
        Related Life Science

    I understand that I must submit a copy of my college diploma (verifying the school, degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the school, date completed, and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline, and if I fail to submit my diploma or transcripts by the final filing date I will be disqualified from the recruitment. 

        ___Yes  ___No

    VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

    To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

    Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

    It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

    APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

    This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

    SOLANO COUNTY

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    OUR COMMUNITY

    Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play… The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years—the only California community with that distinction.

    Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability. 

    Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis. 

     

    Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries. 

    Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

    The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. 

     

    County Population (2019): 447,643

     

    The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

    SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     



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