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Coordinator, Laboratory

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3406

Title: Coordinator, Laboratory

Department: Various

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Academic Administration

Job Sub-Family: Research

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 13

Grade Min: $47,731

Grade Mid: $57,277

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Coordinator, Laboratory coordinates the lab preparations and daily operations of assigned labs, and coordinates common lab supply usages between classrooms and research labs.

Duties

  • Provides technical and instructional support.
  • Collaborates with the Environmental and Health and Safety Department to oversee the implementation of safety procedures in the lab based on federal and state guidelines.
  • Oversees lab personnel and provides guidance and proper training.
  • Procures and maintains lab supplies and equipment.
  • Manages the lab budget.
  • Ensures that safety procedures are implemented.
  • Researches and builds lab experiments as needed and approved.
  • Assists the department and research personnel to conserve resources.
  • Provides specialized classroom instruction to students as required.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Supervises student workers and/or Part Time employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Manages student assistants, conducts performance evaluations, and makes hiring recommendations.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • None Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of safe operational practices in a lab environment.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good project management skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to manage student workers
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in some or all of the following environments during the working day; an office (2 to 4 hours); a science laboratory (6 to 8 hours); a classroom, training room, or auditorium (2 to 4 hours).

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, climbing, and pulling may be required.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Work Leadership

  • Leads the work of assigned staff.
  • Assigns projects and tasks with clear instructions and understanding of work to be performed.
  • Mentors and guides by sharing expertise, knowledge of work rules and procedures, and best practices.
  • Follows up to ensure tasks and projects are completed within reasonable timeframes.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM