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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Lab Coord
Position Classification Code: R3014
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates operational activities in a research/instructional laboratory, providing support services to faculty, students, researchers and technicians. Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for lab operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality control of the laboratory and compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and standards. Coordinates the ordering, inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and instruments essential to the operation of the lab.
Standard Duties:
Plans and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the laboratory. Assists with the development of quality standards and programs; monitors and maintains quality of laboratory operations and performance of laboratory staff in compliance with accreditation standards, safety and environmental regulations, and other applicable requirements. Provides technical expertise to researchers and may teach and/or train others in research methods and laboratory procedures. Assists in ordering, care, maintenance, and utilization of department equipment, supplies, and inventories. Maintains and/or oversees maintenance of test equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy and efficient performance. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards. Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory facilities and/or equipment. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of laboratory instruction and/or clinical research. Knowledge of laboratory operations and/or procedures. Knowledge of chemical, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and/or environmental health standards. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to develop and follow instructional and/or research methodology and protocol. Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports. Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to identify and resolve technical instructional/research problems.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- One (1) year of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-