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Sacramento, CA, USA


Chief, Public Health Laboratory Services


Approximate Salary: $134,341.92 - $148,122.72 Annually


There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

Under general direction of the County Health Officer, the Chief, Public Health Laboratory Services plans, organizes, administers, and directs the operations of the Sacramento County Public Health Laboratory, which performs high complexity testing, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The incumbent provides consultation to department staff, community physicians, hospitals, and other private and public agencies on diseases of public health significance.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please see the Public Health Lab Director Brochure at


Four years of experience as a Public Health Microbiologist in a public health laboratory, including two years of experience planning, organizing, coordinating, and leading or supervising the work of laboratory staff.


Approval by the California Department of Health Services as a director of a principal public health laboratory, pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations Chapter 3, Subchapter 1, Article 3.


Qualify as a laboratory director of a high complexity laboratory as defined by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, Federal Regulation Section 493.1443.


How To Apply


This is a limited continuous filing exam and will remain Open Until Filled.


To be considered for this incredible opportunity, applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application and supplemental questionnaire via the County’s job site, at

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