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MICROBIOLOGIST III (SR-20) - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2154815
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218345 - Temporary Part-Time, Waipahu to Aiea, Island of Oahu Employment Only - $23.53 / hr to $28.66 / hr  (SR-20, Step C to H).

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

NOTE:  Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.
 

Duties Summary

Microbiologists supervise and/or perform professional scientific work in the detection, isolation, identification, cultivation, use and control of microorganisms. At the III level, he/she independently performs the full range of microbiological work in one or more areas. The position may also be assigned to research and investigational projects to carry out major segments under the guidance of a microbiologist in overall charge, or may direct and oversee the work of lower level professional or technical personnel and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in microbiology, bacteriology,  or biology.  Coursework must have included subjects such as: 

a. Bacteriology, immunology, serology, mycology, parasitology, molecular biology or virology;
b. Food, dairy, soil, industrial, public health, agriculture or applied bacteriology or microbiology;
c. Genetics, physiology, metabolism, epidemiology, animal or plant physiology or pathology.

All of the above coursework must be closely related to the study of microorganisms; AND must include physical and mathematical sciences which include coursework such as inorganic, qualitative, quantitative and organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, college algebra, or statistics.

Note: To be creditable, the focus and content of the course must have been substantively devoted to the required subject area.

Specialized Experience: One year of professional experience in the detection, isolation, identification, cultivation, use and/or control of microorganisms. Such experience may have been gained in such scientific disciplines as bacteriology, immunology serology, mycology, parasitology, virology or other related areas of science.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.