Science Laboratory Coordinator (Douglas/Waycross)
Title:Science Laboratory Coordinator (Douglas/Waycross) Department:Science & Mathematics Job Category:Staff Regular/Temporary:Regular Salary:$16.82 p/h Open Date:06/04/2018 Description:
- Be familiar with the regulatory requirements specific to the lab and ensures all users are incompliance with those standards.
- Update and maintain the Lab Safety Plan/Manual.
- Oversees laboratory safety and ensures that the laboratory remains in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
- Head-up STEM outreach to local High schools.
- Take the lead for the Science Olympiad.
- Help with the running of the Science fair.
- Ensures all supplies are available when needed.
- Manages and updates Chemical inventories.
- Communicates and enforces laboratory safety rules to all faculty and staff working in the lab.
- Schedules safety training for new lab users and retraining for lab users who need refresher training to include but not be limited to: equipment training, safety training and/or lab safety plan reviews and ensure the training has been documented.
- Ensures that the laboratory is cleaned/sanitized and kept in an orderly manner.
- Ensures all instrumentations/equipment is functioning properly to include but not limited to eyewash/safety showers and when instruments/equipment is found to need maintenance/repair, he/she contacts the proper person to have it repaired.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- Considerable knowledge of a wide variety of lab equipment.
- Knowledge of current science laboratory safety procedures.
- Knowledge of safe chemical and biological storage and disposal procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with science instructors, and to effectively convey information.
- Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to deal with coworkers, students, faculty and staff tactfully and courteously to maintain effective service-oriented relationships
- Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions
Dean School of Sciences
Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:
- The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
- Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations
- Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
- Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
- The employee occasionally lifts light objects
- The work is typically performed in an office setting
- The Functional Capacity Requirement Form for this position outlines the physical job requirements (attached)
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
- The work consists of varied administrative and supervisory duties and coordination of primary functional areas
- Strict regulations and responsibilities related to department systems and applications contribute to the complexity of the position
Bachelor’s degree required in Chemistry or Biology with some knowledge of Physics; two years related working experience with this type of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.Desired Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Biochemistry with some knowledge of Physics; three years related working experience with this type of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.