Operations Supervisor (Animal Care III)
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
- Assign, monitor and supervise the daily activities of the operations technician personnel to ensure appropriate staffing levels.
- Direct, manage, and maintain the operations of all facility equipment.
- Perform regular walk-throughs of the facility to ensure compliance. Follow up with any non-compliance issues that have been noted to ensure correction.
- Supervise staff responsible for; the receipt of incoming cages and supplies for processing, meeting cage supply requests for husbandry staff and special researcher needs, and reporting and assigning work schedules for missing staff.
- Build and maintain good working relationships within the department while overseeing daily operations of the auxiliary areas (docks, corridors, procedures rooms, etc.) and cage wash facilities.
- Perform and report time collection for operations technician employees.
- Oversee cage wash facilities and auxiliary areas by auditing check sheets and sanitation records to ensure compliance.
- Coordinate the schedules for their direct reports and adjust assigned work schedules accordingly.
- Participate in human resource functions by participating in the interview process for applicants for departmental positions, make recommendations on hires; set objectives and conduct performance appraisals for staff; and handle the initial steps in the corrective action/disciplinary process for the staff, knowing when to involve the Operations Manager or other higher levels of management up to and including the Director.
- Works with Operations Manager for facility maintenance needs, preparing and reporting work orders, and acting as a liaison between the facility and those performing service, including the monitoring of the automated watering system, the HVAC system (both room level and rack level), the lighting control system and the temperature and humidity system. This includes trouble-shooting, acknowledging alarms, reporting problems for repair, responding to outages.
- Work with other departmental supervisors and managers to manage equipment and/or supply shortages that affect the facility operations.
- Recruit, select, hire, train, orient, assign, monitor, ensure compliance, and supervise the daily activities of the operations technicians, as well as oversee daily operations of the cage wash facility and auxiliary areas.
- Work with other departmental supervisors and managers to develop and implement policies, SOPs and an appropriate training program to ensure compliance with the regulations, including continuing education and new staff training.
- Serve as a research staff liaison, including as a point of contact for requests and assistance as required on a daily basis with the overall responsibility to ensure that all OLAR customers receive high quality care and customer service.
- Submit orders for supplies when they are needed, while being mindful of the budget.
- Assist Operations Manager and other upper management to ensure that the department budget is being used appropriately.
- Perform the duties of the Operations Manager in their absence and assist with the duties of the other Operations Supervisor in their absence.
- Provide backup assistance to all departmental positions, as needed.
- On occasion may be required to drive a university vehicle to transport animals, carcasses, and/or supplies.
- On occasion, may supervise and schedule the research van to transport animals and supplies between facilities.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $53,400 - $62,520.
- The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
- The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
- This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
- Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
- Here is a link to an overview of the benefits package
- Here is a link to a Total Compensation Calculator
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- The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
- The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
- At least three (3) years of experience working within a vivarium facility.
- Two of the three years of experience must be for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment
- At least 1 year of experience working in a lead or supervisory role.
- Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
- Detail oriented and possess excellent written communication skills (which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors).
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds.
- Computer skills that includes experience with e-mail, word processing, and manipulating databases, especially with the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
- Ability to investigate and develop solutions to problems by changing processes or educating other individuals to include direct reports, peers, supervisors, and customers.
- Ability to enter data in a database.
- Ability to create documents and spreadsheets.
- Knowledge of an animal research facility and specialized equipment used in the facility.
- Ability to maintain an activity log.
- Ability to work with complex machinery, mechanical ability.
- Able to teach and supervise staff effectively.
- Planning and organization skills.
- NOTE: This position has been designated as essential personnel, “Subject to call 24 hours per day, seven days per week” and required to answer calls 24/7 from university device or personal device. Position may also be required to “Stay over late” or “Come in early” to “Cover” shifts, as needed and may be required to respond to any emergencies as needed. If hired, you will be required to provide effective off-hours phone contact info for emergency call-in purposes.
- Must be willing and able to sit, stoop, kneel and balance on an occasional basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 100 lbs. on an occasional basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to stand, walk, climb stairs, crouch and squat on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to type/enter data on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to bend and reach above shoulders on a constant basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to lift and carry up to 10 lbs. on a constant basis, with or without accommodation.
- Must be willing and able to work around chemicals and solvents.
- Must be willing and able to work around noise and vibrations.
- Must be willing and able to walk on uneven surfaces and work in small, confined spaces.
- Must be willing and able to operate moving equipment/vehicles and work around machinery.
- Must be willing and able to work in hazardous conditions.
- Must be willing and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.
- Must be willing and able to euthanize rodents.
- Must be AALAS certified or must become AALAS certified within one year of the hire date.
- Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Driver’s License by the time of hire.
- Must be willing and able to work straight or rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 29, 2021
Unposting Date: May 13, 2021, 11:59:00 PM