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Lab Coordinator II Science

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FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT DESIGNATION (FLSA): 
The FLSA designation for this position is exempt, therefore would not be for overtime. Front Range Community College gives employees compensatory time in lieu of cash and is a condition of employment.
 
This position is a .75 FTE
 
GENERAL SUMMARY:
This work unit exists to provide laboratory assistance and training to instructors and postsecondary students enrolled in the following courses:  General Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Physics, Geology and Integrated Sciences.  Provide appropriate laboratory equipment and supplies for class experiments and maintain said equipment and supplies.  Coordinate the use of the laboratory facilities.  Maintain laboratory sanitation standards, including disposal of hazardous wastes. 
 
DUTIES:
  Determine proper operating procedure for storing chemicals, microorganisms, live material and preserved specimens, according to standard laboratory practices in the appropriate field (applying known theory and professional standards to determine their relationship to the problem). Determine record keeping procedures to maintain appropriate inventory systems for these materials and current MSDS of all chemicals in stock.  Determine and implement proper operating procedures for obtaining and storing new materials not currently in inventory, consistent with standard practices in the appropriate field. Arrange pick up for hazardous waste, alerting other departments to expected date of pickup. Attend related workshops and/or trainings as determined by the supervisor.  Ensure that accurate and complete safety information is available to instructors and students by providing written information to faculty. These guidelines should represent common safety practices in the respective field. Along with Campus Security and Preparedness, ensure that emergency information is posted in all Science laboratory/classrooms. Demonstrate initiative in recommending correction of deficiencies that adversely affect faculty adherence to the aforementioned safety procedures.  Check safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, eye wash stations, air flow hoods, spill kits, disposal containers of various classes. With Campus Security and Preparedness and Facilities, ensure that these items are functional in case of emergency.  Disinfect laboratory equipment (and supplies where applicable), as well as laboratory facilities. Dispose of hazardous waste, chemicals, preserved animals/animal parts and other lab materials in accordance with proper policies and standard procedures. Maintain records of chemical disposals and MSDS for all chemicals, and provide information to FRCC Campus Security and Preparedness as requested.  Work together with appropriate faculty to improve and/or create new student laboratories which enhance student learning and grasp of concepts. Participate in the write-ups of such new and/or improved laboratories. Write theoretical portions of laboratory manuals, up to and including independently writing/re-writing laboratory exercises. Design new laboratory procedures as new labs are developed. Follow up, for as long as is necessary, on the results of these labs with faculty and revise labs to ensure their success in student learning.  Provide technical guidance to the instructors in the background, implementation, and teaching of any new laboratory exercises, to ensure that instructors are properly prepared. Attend workshops or training as determined by supervisor.   Provide for individual laboratories by assembling and distributing equipment (such as microscopes, spectrophotometers, balances, water baths etc.) chemicals, glassware and other appropriate supplies as needed.  Make accurate chemical solutions, microbiological media, stains etc. Design laboratory processes to properly store extra chemicals and reusable laboratory equipment after every experiment.  Communicate actively with faculty to obtain their lab schedules, be apprised of additional needs and to trouble shoot problem labs.  Maintain and calibrate aforementioned scientific equipment and arrange for service as necessary. Prepare new microbiologic specimens, chemical solutions and experimental techniques using knowledge of proper safety practices and technical expertise, the results of which are critical to the success and safety of teaching laboratories.  Acquire by means of Procurement Card (P-card) or Purchase Requisitions, chemicals, glassware, plastic ware and other consumable supplies for science labs. Provide technical expertise and advice on technical merits and pedagogical value of equipment purchases, as well as direct input on the value proposition of particular equipment. Advise on the disposition and utility of one-time funds as they become available, based on both technical expertise and needs of the department. Acquire supplies locally when necessary or appropriate, including grocery-type items.  Hire, train and supervise position #641 (laboratory coordinator I) and work study and/or student hourly students in the laboratory. Assign duties and teach employees to properly and safely perform duties. Ensure that employees follow all safety procedures and are aware of safety equipment use and placement . 
Provide input to department chair regarding course offerings including information on the merits and education value of courses outside the department chair's expertise. Advise chair of lab prep needs as it relates to classroom scheduling. Inform department chair of departmental trends and concerns that may influence staffing or course offering decisions as well as pedagogical success and student satisfaction. Provide input, based on technical expertise, academic expertise, and workplace experience, by serving on hiring and other and campus committees, or in less formal meetings and personal communications.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Four (4) years of laboratory experience in a science lab appropriate to the position.  Please provide detailed information.  Successful candidate must be familiar and comfortable with correct safety and control methods.  (Part-time experience will be pro-rated)
  
SUBSTITUTION
:  College, university, course work in science or a related field from an accredited institution may substitute for the experience as listed above on a year for year basis.  (A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT VERIFYING THE REQUIRED CREDITS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APPLICATION DEADLINE, IF SUBSTITUTION IS USED TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)
  
HIGHLY DESIRABLE
: BS degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field. Familiarity with general science curriculum. Experience in educational or research laboratory. Experience maintaining lab equipment.  More than four of laboratory experience appropriate to the job. Prior experience working with students in a teaching environment. Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Application. Setting up and tracking progress of experiments. Experience preparing lab stock solutions. Graduate degree with laboratory-related investigation. Excellent customer service skills; excellent organizational skills; attention to detail (ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors, etc.); ability to multitask and be a self-starter; excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience ordering, maintaining and storing chemicals, specimens, and other lab supplies. High level of critical thinking. High level of time management and prioritization.
APPEAL RIGHTS:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at  ****

A standard appeal form is available at:  ****. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. ****. ****. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
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NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
:   Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to the job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position.  Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide Front Range Community College, Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.
  
IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS
:  FORMER EMPLOYEES OF COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OR ONE OF ITS 13 COLLEGES, WHO WERE DISCIPLINARILY TERMINATED OR RESIGNED IN LIEU OF TERMINATION, MUST DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION ON YOUR APPLICATION. 
Applications are a part of the selection/employment process and will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.  Review of your application materials may be the only step of the exam process for this position.  Be sure your application specifically addresses the requirements as listed in the minimum requirements.  If documents (transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.) are required make sure you include them in your application packet.  Address your experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position duties and minimum requirements.  Attach additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments.   Failure to include the required information and/or documents by the application deadline may result in your application not being considered for the position.  Applications must be completed in their entirety (the words See Resume on the application are NOT acceptable) and SIGNED to be accepted.  Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of the official E Form application (Online).  The deadline for RECEIPT of application materials is 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Should transfers be looked at separately, please note that temporary appointments are not eligible to be considered as Transfers. 
 
Your application will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this position.  If there are questions related to your qualifications your application will be given a second review.  If your application is still rejected you have the right to have your rejection reviewed by the State Personnel Director.  To request this review you must include:  1) Job title; 2) Agency involved; 3) Name of the agency representative spoken to during informal resolution attempts; 4) Date(s) of the conversation; 5) specific issue: and 6) reason(s) it is believed the decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to rule or law.  This request for review should be directed to:  State Personnel Board, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604 or ****.  Contingent upon the number of applications received, testing could be conducted for this position.  To request ADA accommodations in testing for this examination, contact: Human Resources, 2190 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501, (303) 678-3800.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer: 
The Colorado Community College System does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identify, or sexual orientation in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, 1964 Civil Rights Act; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment of 1967; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1974, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace.  The ADA applies to all areas of employment, including pre-employment and employment testing.  Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so at least three days prior to the administration of the exam.

If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations for an exam, refer to the contact information on the exam scheduling notice or on the specific job announcement.

Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA)
The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth.
If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations for an exam, you must do so at least three days prior to the administration of the exam.  Please refer to the ****.
 
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