Position Summary: The Coordinator III, Science Lab will be responsible for creating and managing a multidimensional educational link between the science lectures and the science laboratory experience (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics & Geology). This is accomplished through close coordination with the professors' lectures and a knowledge of the sciences. Leads, plans, develops, evaluates, and improves assigned science lab. Directs the daily and general operations of the science teaching labs including creating laboratory schedules, maintaining inventory, and quality assurance of lab items, managing department budgets, coordinating and updating laboratory safety protocols, and hiring/training/evaluating/supervising lab assistants.
Directs daily operations of the science teaching lab; Recruit, hire, schedule, and prioritize work and activities and organize training for lab assistants
Analyze and evaluate success factors for the science lab and create plans for improvement to ensure learning environment enhances student intellectual and skills development
Ensure and maintain local/state/federal compliance of processes and documentation with assigned lab; includes chemical and bio-hazardous waste and ongoing maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets
Schedule equipment repair/inspection and chemical & medical waste removal
Manage budget and order needed supplies, chemicals and equipment; work with vendors, purchasing, and Accounts Payable to purchase materials; assist with department/division budget preparation, track expenditures, monitor expenses versus budgets, and assure that discrepancies are resolved
Train and mentor subordinates on proper technique in making chemical solutions and on calibrating and checking laboratory instrument/equipment
Manage and plan various lab classrooms and schedules including meetings, seminars, events, and general support
Direct and monitor laboratory safety protocols such as OSHA Hazard Communication, OSHA Laboratory Standard, Tier II Chemical Reporting & Right to Know Stations (SDS), and monitor regulated & bio-hazardous materials ensuring proper disposal
Maintain an accurate inventory and quality assurance of lab items including media, videos, software, models, mannequins, equipment, and learning lab materials
Oversee cleanliness and maintenance of facility; walk facility regularly to observe and report unsafe or unsightly conditions, and ensure these items are addressed and corrected promptly
Identify new technologies & safety regulations and conduct risk management assessments to evaluate the prospective lab and ensure compliance of the college with regulatory agencies.
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
Hiring salary range is $46,300 - $53,245
Required: Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and at least 1 year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, is nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused. Known for its innovative and visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the fastest-growing community college in the nation and a major contributor to the local and regional economy. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university like UT. Through its progressive partnerships with many four-year universities, LSCS also offers seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers. Throughout its 40 year history, Lone Star College has been steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Currently leading the charge to improve completion rates, LSCS is one of the only colleges in the nation to establish a formal Office of Completion and is the managing partner of Texas Completes, the statewide initiative that brings together five Texas college systems to advance deep student success reform.