Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
CODE: 4216 PAY GRADE: 27 ($47,201.54 - 64,778.69/yr.)*
Value of State-paid Health and Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly
Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 11.54% of pay
*Salary includes a 5.5% stipend.
Opening Date: December 14, 2012
|| L. Hadyniak
January 4, 2013
| (207) 287-1887
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families.
The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) within which this position is located is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.
The purpose of the Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory ("HETL"), Microbiology Section, is to isolate, identify, analyze and monitor infectious disease threats, via the testing of clinical specimens from a broad clientele. HETL assists other agencies in the detection and tracking of infectious diseases which threaten the community. Other roles include consultation with other agencies on state policy development and the quality assurance oversight of services provided by the public and private sectors.
The HETL is seeking a microbiologist supervisor with responsibilities in developing molecular testing using new and emerging technologies. An ideal candidate will have a master's degree in microbiology or chemistry with research and clinical experience. Handling complex microbiology research and development requires focused, hands-on attention. The HETL seeks an experienced microbiologist or
biochemist to handle significant portions of the management of complex personnel, grants, purchasing and day-to-day events that can significantly impact new scientific research and development.
This is professional scientific and supervisory position that assists the HETL Chief of Operations to manage all of the clinical microbiology sections of the HETL (including virology, bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, and parasitology). Functions include scientific, administrative, and emergency response related tasks as well as the ability to help staff troubleshoot problems. The successful candidate will develop a cohesive team and organizational structure. The position will perform management tasks such as grant administration, billing and weekly, monthly, and quarterly report preparation as well as technical supervisory/managerial tasks such as hiring, training, overseeing, directing, and evaluating the work of professional and technical staff. Additionally, the position will develop a network with personnel from other state agencies, other state public health and federal laboratories and agencies, and hospital and private laboratories.
The person hired into this position must be comfortable with complex technical/analytical functions AND be able to guide laboratory staff towards a vision that includes increased skills, risks, and attainment of HETL goals. In addition to technical skills the position requires skills in finances, personnel, morale building, project management, leadership effectiveness, and public relations.
In order to qualify, you must have a Master's Degree in microbiology or chemistry and work experience with demonstrated success in supervising bacteriological research with an emphasis on development of molecular diagnostics for emerging infectious diseases. Equivalent related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements. Information can be obtained at http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. Applicants with foreign degrees must have them evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and US equivalency, and must provide that evaluation to Lynn Hadyniak.
Application and Information
You must complete a State of Maine Direct Hire application form available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs
Be as complete as possible in describing education, training, and work experience (paid and unpaid) on your application. Additional sheets may be used; however, information must be in the same format as shown on the application form.
The completed application, resume, cover letter, and copies of post-secondary transcripts, must be US mailed (postmarked no later than the closing date above) or faxed (no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date above) to:
Lynn Q. Hadyniak, Personnel Officer
Dept of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Fax: 207 287-8299
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.