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Laboratory Operations Manager, Biological & Health

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Job Details
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College of Lake County
Physical Address
Grayslake, IL 60030
Job Description

Posting Details

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Position Title
Laboratory Operations Manager, Biological & Health Sciences

Biological & Hlth Sciences Div

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Job Summary

CLC has an exciting new opportunity for a Laboratory Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is responsible for the promotion and development of both strategic and operational matters relating to Health and Safety within the Division.

The Laboratory Operations Manager serves to foster a positive safety culture within the Division to ensure that it meets its requirements, as defined by OSHA, EPA, state and local requirements, and College Policy. The safety oversight will involve healthcare, biology, chemistry and horticulture labs.

The Laboratory Operations Manager supervises many of the lab specialists that work in the aforementioned programs.

The Laboratory Operations Manager reports to the Dean of the Biological and Health Sciences Division.

The position has a core Monday through Friday daytime work schedule but will require some evenings and weekends to meet the program needs during the year. The Laboratory Operations Manager will oversee operations on all 3 campuses (Grayslake, Waukegan and Vernon Hills).

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked .#15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.

Required Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences, Safety or related discipline and 2 years of relevant experience in an academic laboratory setting.
Master’s degree in any discipline and ability to acquire professional safety credentials in the first 12 months of getting hired.
An Associate’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience.

Experience managing/supervising employees and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Demonstrated excellent organizational abilities, and attention to detail.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize while handling multiple tasks, ability to exercise judgment, handle confidential information and function with minimal supervision.

Reflect a positive, high-energy and professional demeanor.

Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Working knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and Power Point.

Ability to travel regularly and independently between the three College of Lake County campuses and the CLC district.

Valid drivers license.

Desired Qualifications

Advanced degree in Safety related discipline.

Current professional safety credential through BCSP or ISHM (i.e. CSP, ASP, CSHM, ASHM).

Experience working in an academic laboratory environment.

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Open until Filled

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Total Hours per week

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with expectations of flexing schedule at times to work evenings and weekends

Software Testing Required
Powerpoint, Excel, MS Word

Interview Process Requirements

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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