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Date Posted:  Apr 26, 2022
Requisition ID:  346188

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.


Next-level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):  
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $39,910.00 but may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

As the Microbiologist, you are responsible for coordinating and performing the full range of environmental & drinking water microbiological examinations and analyses, recording, interpreting, and result reporting of tests on samples which may include lakes, streams, pools, drinking water, wastewater and soil.  You are responsible for completing all required Quality Control, compliance with all certification requirements, and maintaining all required safety standards.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conducting examination of environmental & drinking water microbiological samples.
  • Maintains laboratory record system of submitted samples.
  • Evaluates, interprets, and validates laboratory results and reports findings to the submitter.
  • Conducts quality control checks on laboratory methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Assists with preparation of  reports from data compiled on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.
  • Participates in evaluation of new products used in environmental laboratory work.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.  

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Four (4) year degree (B.S. or B.A.) in a biological, chemical, or physical science.
  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory safety practices and principles.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of microbiology and related sub-specialty.
  • Specialized knowledge of current scientific methods and testing procedures and the ability to apply them when seeking solutions to public health laboratory problems.
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to use a full range of molecular and standard technical equipment; •Extensive knowledge of laboratory safety practices and principles.
  • Aware of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies concerning the program area (i.e. EPA regulations).
  • Ability to meet requirements as an analyst pursuant to the EPA Drinking Water Laboratory Certification requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information both verbally and in writing and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Ability to satisfactorily participate in proficiency testing programs.
  • Ability to compile, analyze, evaluate, and prepare laboratory reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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