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Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as Laboratory Specialist 1(G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 (NS) or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS), OR a New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title at or above G11 and determined to be eligible for transfer to Laboratory Specialist 1 (G18), Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1(NS), or Laboratory Specialist Trainee 2 (NS) under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website:https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/index.cfm.
Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service’s Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select eligible list #50-002 with a score of 100.0 or above OR a qualified 55B/C candidate in possession of a specialized bachelor’s or higher degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in clinical testing and data analysis. Strong written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate the ability to analyze data and prepare data summaries.
The incumbent performs duties required for the isolation, characterization, and identification of mycobacterial organisms. Position responsibilities include clinical testing, data analysis, reporting and presentation of findings, and training students and other staff. Most of the work will be performed in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory, after thorough training by Mycobacteriology staff members and the Safety Office. Additional duties include culture-based susceptibility testing for drugs used in the treatment of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections.
Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.
Contingent-Permanent, competitive full-time. Two year traineeship leading to a G18. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.
“Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
And many more.. “
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.