Provide technical and administrative support to Chair and faculty the Biological and Physical Sciences Department and to students in support of academic programs. Maintains responsibility for laboratory facilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
1) Provides administrative support for faculty and adjuncts.
2) Makes arrangements for equipment, supplies, course materials and books. Prepares materials and supplies for laboratories and performs other duties to support teaching function.
3) Ensures ready availability of materials in support of the department's academic programs.
4) Orders supplies and materials as needed.
5) Reports any equipment malfunction and maintains the general operating condition of equipment including routine maintenance.
6) Maintains responsibility for laboratory and prep-rooms including cleaning, organizing, maintaining and repairing equipment and supplies. Coordinates with outside sources to order supplies and arrange for maintenance and repair of equipment.
7) Works with other areas of the college to facilitate the smooth operation of the laboratories.
8) Coordinates with the physical plant, data center, purchasing and shipping and receiving on a regular basis.
9) Trains and monitors the work of the hourly lab assistants.
10) Assists the chair in hiring hourly assistants as well as provides input related to their performance evaluations.
11) Sets up and tears down laboratories for classes and examinations. Ensures that materials and supplies are available in sufficient amounts to conduct labs.
12) Prepares demonstrations for instructors as requested.
13) Prepares lab materials for branch campuses and distance labs as directed.
14) Assists with the preparation and delivery of department sponsored community outreach programs as requested.
15) Provides assistance to instructors in classroom and laboratories as needed. Assists students with laboratory projects.
16) Substitutes for faculty for the delivery of laboratory and classroom instruction as needed. Proctors examination as needed.
17) Maintains laboratories and prep-rooms in compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. Maintains responsibility for chemical inventories and hazardous waste disposal.
18) Maintains MSDS files. Provides area specific Hazmat training as needed. Ensures that faculty and students follow proper safety practices and procedures. Advises chair concerning safety violations and concerns.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
The employee regularly sits and stands. The employee regularly reaches with hands or arms and kneels or stoops from practicing life-like scenarios on the floor. Occasionally the employee climbs and balances. The employee regularly lifts EMS equipment up to 25 pounds and occasionally may lift equipment weighing up to 100 pounds. The employee frequently speaks and hears.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: : academic subject areas and curriculums; course materials, supplies and textbooks; degree structure and requirements for completion of first two years of a college major within discipline. Ability to: work with a wide variety of people at all levels; instruct and train others; plan and organize daily tasks; solve problems; develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, adjuncts and others; maintain confidential and sensitive information. Skill in: general typing; organizing and coordination projects; use of laboratory equipment; computer software applications; supply inventory management.
Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or a closely related field and one year experience in the field. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.