10017899 Laboratory Coordinator 1

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Staff Application - please complete and email with supporting documentsSchool/Department: Department of Natural Sciences Primary Location: Macon Position: Staff Job Type: Full Time Position Close Date: Until Filled Description:

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the coordination of teaching laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics classes.


  • Develops and maintains schedules of laboratory activities.
  • Coordinates the set up and clean up of all teaching laboratory activities.
  • Coordinates lab safety and waste disposal procedures.
  • Coordinates the work of student workers.
  • Cleans laboratory facilities.
  • Maintains inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinates the purchase of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of teaching laboratory safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of laboratory waste disposal procedures.
  • Knowledge of the equipment and supplies used in teaching laboratories.
  • Knowledge of inventory and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Assistant Department Chair assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include laboratory safety guidelines, state and county hazardous waste management guidelines, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied laboratory coordination duties. The necessity of handling potentially hazardous materials contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to teaching laboratory operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of laboratory instruction.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, vendors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed in a laboratory. The employee may be exposed to irritating chemicals. Work requires the use or protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position supervises student workers.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


  • This position is non-exempt (bi-weekly paid).
  • Pay grade 17.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line “10017899 Laboratory Coordinator 10.30.2020”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/1/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time