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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 2463383
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219308- Pearl City, Oahu Employment Only

Salary: $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)

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

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.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

The Microbiologist IV is a senior, fully independent worker level in the series. He/she conducts special investigations or research projects in one or more specialized fields of microbiology in a laboratory; and/or supervises and participates in the activity of one or more areas in the field of microbiology; and performs 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: Two years 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.

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than  supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential. Please refer to the attached Minimum Qualification Requirements for more information.

Selective Certification - Specialized License: Applicants must possess or be eligible to obtain, a current Clinical Laboratory Specialist or Clinical Laboratory Technologist License issued by the State of Hawaii, Department of Health.  Information on licensure requirements may be obtained from the State Department of Health at (808) 453-6653.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in 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.


Other Information

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.

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:

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.

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 is a requirement, 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 required 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 application.

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.