JOB NO.: 91431-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Engineering, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91431-AS

Working Title: Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) Program Manager



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A bachelor's degree in science, engineering, research or safety is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of 5 years of administrative and supervisory experience required for the no-prefix title and a minimum of 7 years of administrative and supervisory experience is required for the Senior level.


1. Knowledge of the university administrative and committee policies, procedures, priorities, rules and regulations.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of University faculty, staff and administration to obtain cooperation and acceptance of biological safety cabinet programs and requirements.
3. Ability to determine budgetary needs, analyze accounting reports, and make adjustments as necessary.
4. Basic knowledge of contractual or agreement language.
5. Knowledge of basic supervisory techniques and methods in delegating and communicating with subordinates, resolving conflicts, handling disciplinary problems, settling grievances and evaluating performance.
6. Skill in oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
7. Ability to use word processing and database software tools for personal computers.
8. Ability to organize and maintain a detailed record keeping system.

Biological Safety Cabinets

1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental, health and safety and occupational health.
2. Knowledge of hazardous biological, chemical and radiological materials.
3. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to biological safety cabinets and HEPA systems.
4. Knowledge of machinery and mechanical processes.
5. Knowledge of general and local ventilation and exhaust principles.
6. Knowledge of environmental monitoring instrumentation applications and decontamination procedures.
7. Ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, and building specifications.

License or certificate:

Must possess a valid Wisconsin State driver's license (can be obtained within two months of employment if the incumbent is from out-of-State)

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Environment, Health & Safety, the Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) Program Manager is responsible for managing the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Biological Safety Program. This position is responsible for compliance with National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards (NSF/ANSI 49, Biological Cabinetry Certification. It is expected that the BSC Program Manager will become familiar with other regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) regulations regarding design, certification, maintenance and safe operation of the biological safety cabinets in biological research laboratories. The position will oversee all operational aspects of the program including staff, schedules, budgets, inventories, contracts, etc. The position will require extensive collaborations with principal investigators and researchers throughout the campus including faculty, staff and students. In addition, the BSC Program Manager will work closely with colleagues in the Environment, Health and Safety Department and Physical Plant.

This position supervises professional staff and non-professional staff. This person must ensure that training requirements are in compliance for work on specialized HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration systems. The position requires an individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, careful attention to detail and the capability to perform multiple tasks. The BSC Program Manager must be able to maintain a professional manner at all times and provide excellent customer services.


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 21 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 25 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time