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Under general direction of the Laboratory Chief, to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the operating sections and field activities of a laboratory; to act for the Laboratory Chief in his/her absence and at other times, as assigned; and to do other related work.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises the staff engaged in the operating and field activities of the various sections of the laboratory; reviews work progress and assigns priorities; schedules personnel assignments among the sections of the laboratory to meet workload needs; coordinates the consultation and training provided other units, bureaus, and laboratories of the Department of Health Services, local public health laboratories, waste and water treatment plant laboratories, air pollution control district laboratories, and other agencies; provides consultation regarding laboratory resources and services; acts for the Laboratory Chief, in his/her absence and at other times, as assigned; prepares and reviews technical reports and operations analyses; participates in the selection, training, and evaluation of personnel, and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares scientific papers for publication; addresses interested groups; prepares reports.
Two years of experience in the California State Department of Health Services performing the duties of an Associate level chemist or sanitary microbiologist.
Experience: One year of responsible experience in a laboratory in administration or supervision of work comparable to or closely related to chemistry or sanitary microbiology; and
Education: Possession of a doctoral degree in chemistry, microbiology, or a closely related specialty from a recognized university.
Experience: Five years of experience in making difficult chemical or microbiological analyses related to air or industrial hygiene,sanitary chemistry; sanitary biology, food and drug chemistry or radiochemistry, at least two years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity. (Possession of a Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or a closely related specialty from a recognized university may be substituted for two years of nonsupervisory or nonadministrative experience.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in chemistry, microbiology, or a closely related field.
Knowledge of: Physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry; sanitary sciences including microbiology, biology, and physics; instrumentation; methods of making chemical, bacteriological, biological, and physical analyses of water, waste water, foods, drugs, cosmetics, and pollutants; public health principles; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, direct, and integrate staff activities; analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; prepare reports and scientific papers; speak effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with staff members and with other agencies and persons; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated analytical and supervisory ability.