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MICROBIOLOGIST II

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 10, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4956

Job Requisition ID:  15358

Agency:  Department of Public Health  
Office: Disease Control

Division: Laboratories

Posting ID: 85-22-0270

Posted: 5/10/22 - 5/23/22
Salary:  $5,047-$7,530/MONTHLY 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency email listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

85-22-0270

 

Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety.  With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

Under general supervision, performs standard and specialized microbiological analyses on environmental samples submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health Springfield Laboratory.  Performs tests, reports results and maintains supporting documentation as required by certification and accreditation programs for testing.  Trains other personnel on testing procedures, including documentation procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs specialized and difficult microbiological and chemical procedures for the isolation, identification and enumeration of organisms and for antibiotic detection for dairy samples in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) Pasteurized Milk Ordinance sampling requirements and “2400 Form” testing and documentation requirements. 
  2. Performs specialized microbiological analyses on water samples, including Non-community Public Water Supplies, private wells, bathing beaches, surface water samples and other water samples of interest to the Department’s programs. Provide testing and documentation on water sample testing to maintain laboratory certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for drinking water resting under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  3. Performs specialized microbiological analyses on food samples for the isolation and identification of organisms using laboratory validated testing utilizing standard microbiology reference and approved under ISA 17025:2005 accreditation.
  4. Maintain documentation and quality control records to support the validity of testing results.
  5. Provides training to other staff on testing and documentation methods required for laboratory programs.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope of those enumerated above.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology or related field from a recognized college or university supplemented by one year’s professional experience in testing of specimens submitted for diagnosis of infectious diseases, or in the testing of foods, dairy products, ware samples, or biological products. 
  • Requires a working knowledge of methods and techniques in environmental laboratory analyses; the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment. 
  • Requires ability to conduct specialized lab experiments; interpret complex results; maintain accurate results; pass certification examinations; understand and follow oral and written directions.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm  
Work Location: 825 N Rutledge St Springfield, IL 62702-4956

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPERATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Please submit application via email to: DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov.

 

Include Posting ID #:85-22-0270 and applicant's name in the subject line when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisiton ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requistion ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after)and official college transcripts(Where applicable) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s)will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 

** DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

You MUST send a paper application to the Agency email listed above.