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Supplemental Questionnaire

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2463 Microbiologist I
PBT-2463-080693
Supplemental Questionnaire Exam

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. THIS IS AN EXAM AND YOUR SCORES WILL BE DERIVED FROM THE QUALITY OF YOUR RESPONSES.

The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) is to describe your training and experience as they relate to the knowledge, skills, and abilities linked to the essential functions of this 2463 Microbiologist I position (please refer to the job announcement for a more detailed description of these knowledge, skills and abilities).

Question 1 through 2 of the SQ will be used to assess possession of required experience and education for this position. Question 3 through 7 will be used to assess your knowledge, skills, and abilities deemed critical for this position, and to determine your score. No attachments or additional documents such as resumes, cover letters, or employment applications will be considered during the evaluation (i.e. Writing ‘see resume’ or ’N/A’ is not a sufficient response).

The SQ will be presented to an expert review panel for an assessment and will be used in the examination process to determine candidates'' scores and ranks on the eligible list. This Supplemental Questionnaire will account for 100% of the total weight of the candidates’ final score. Insufficient or non-responsive answers to the SQ may result in disqualification from the recruitment process.

The responses that you provide to this questionnaire should be consistent with the information on your application, and are subject to verification.

It is suggested that you review the questions before starting and prepare and save your responses in a word processing document, and then paste them into the online questionnaire.  Please limit responses to one (1) page unless otherwise instructed. Responses should be sufficiently detailed to assist in evaluating your qualifications for this position. Please be complete and specific in answering the questions as your score will be based on this information. 

It is recommended that you allow for ample time to submit your SQ responses with your application before the closing deadline.  If you experience technical difficulties, make note of any error messages and contact the analyst before the filing deadline.


1A

Please indicate the highest level of education that you possess.

High school diploma or equivalent
Associate degree
Baccalaureate degree
Graduate degree or higher
None of the above
1B

Please indicate which of the following degrees you have obtained at the baccalaureate level or greater:

Medical Bacteriology
Public Health Bacteriology
Microbiology
Other relevant degree
Other degree
I do not posess a baccalaaureate degree
1C

Please provide the following information for each of the degrees you selected in questions 1A and 1B:

  1. The name of the university where the degree was earned
  2. The field of study the degree was awarded in

If you have not received a degree from an accredited college or university, please type N/A. 

2A

Do you possess a current valid certificate as a public health microbiologist issued by the California board of health?

Yes No
2B

If you answered "Yes" to question 2A please provide your PHM certification number, and the name that appears on the certification in the box below. If you answered "No" please type "N/A".

3

Describe your experience applying your knowledge of bacteriology, parasitology, serology, mycology, mycobacteriology, virology, PCR, and related laboratory procedures. What types of environments have you worked in and for how long have you worked? Provide examples of some of the duties you have performed that highlight your knowledge and experience.

Note:  Please describe your educational background and work experience in the test box below.  Do not refer to your application or resume. This question will contribute to your score.

4

In a detailed manner, identify and describe one or more specific examples of your experience with reportable diseases. Your response should 1) explain why the disease you worked with was classified as reportable; 2) describe the procedures that you used while handling specimens related to the reportable disease; and 3) demonstrate how you complied with public health and environmental laboratory requirements.

Note:  Please describe your educational background and work experience in the test box below.  Do not refer to your application or resume. This question will contribute to your score.

5

Describe your experience making difficult and important laboratory tests and analyses with speed and accuracy. What types of tests and analyses have you performed, and what techniques or aides do you utilize to perform these tests with both speed and accuracy?

Note:  Please describe your educational background and work experience in the test box below.  Do not refer to your application or resume. This question will contribute to your score.

6

Describe your experience keeping accurate records of laboratory work. What types of records have you been responsible for creating and maintaining? What do you do to ensure that the reports are complete and accurate, and why are these reports important to the overall functioning of a lab?

Note:  Please describe your educational background and work experience in the test box below.  Do not refer to your application or resume. This question will contribute to your score.

7

Describe your experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. How have you effectively established and maintained a working relationship with someone who shares different views than yourself?

Note:  Please describe your educational background and work experience in the test box below.  Do not refer to your application or resume. This question will contribute to your score.

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CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that I am the author of this questionnaire and that all information is true and based on my education, training, skills, and experience. I understand that any false or incorrect statement may result in my disqualification of the selection process for this Class & Title examination and/or dismissal from employment with the City and County of San Francisco. I also understand and agree that any information provided is subject to verification.