To enrich education through diversity, The College of New
Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the
goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching
and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages
applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities
NJ CSC Title
: Professional Services Specialist 4
CWA, Range P18
Job Spec Code:
August 9, 2023
P18/ $50,737.29 -
External Salary Range:
P18/ $50,737.29 - $57,676.02
The external salary range is used for candidates who are not NJ
state employees who meet the requirements below.
The Department of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey is an
academic department which provides an inclusive education in modern
chemistry that is approved by the American Chemical Society to
offer accredited degree pathways. The Department’s 15 full-time
faculty, 2 lecturers, 3 professional staff members, and multiple
adjuncts provide the education for approximately 100 majors and
many more non-majors interested in the chemistry adjacent
disciplines from biology, pre-health tracks, computer science, and
engineering. The Department is active with the American Chemical
Society at the local, regional, and national levels along with
other professional societies aligned with scholarly interests. Our
students are among the best in the country with excellent outcomes
in finding jobs, gaining entrance to graduate programs, finding
teaching positions, and gaining entrance to a variety of health
The laboratory manager is the primary teaching and research
laboratory support for the department. They are critical to the
operations of the department by coordination and supervision of The
Department’s stockroom functions, overseeing teaching laboratory
preparation, maintenance of The Department’s chemical and physical
assets, placing fiscally sound orders for all chemicals and
supplies purchased in the department, serve as an administrator of
the chemical hygiene plan. They will collaborate with two
non-teaching members of the department, the program assistant and
instrumentation specialist to offer the best service to our TCNJ
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Maintain department inventories (chemical and
equipment/glassware). Order chemicals and supplies for teaching and
research laboratories. Ensure that cost savings for
chemicals/supplies are realized for fiscal responsibility.
Collaborate with the Program Assistant on budgeting and invoicing
- Provide support for Chemistry instructors and student research,
chemistry clubs, and outreach activities, including ordering and
laboratory pedagogical consultation. Set up and maintain teaching
laboratories for service courses. Prepare solution and equipment
for teaching laboratory exercises.
- Management and disposal of waste generated in teaching
laboratory and student-faculty research. Maintain teaching
laboratories between courses.
- Collaborate with course coordinators to maintain all SDS files
for each week’s laboratory experiments. Maintain specialized
reagents and distilled water supplies in all laboratories. Ensure
that all chemicals and waste are properly labeled.
- Participate in Department and campus governance activities
including the campus Laboratory Safety Committee. Organize safety
training for undergraduate student works and researchers in
collaboration with the Instrumentation Specialist.
- Hire and supervise students to assist with preparing solutions
and equipment for teaching laboratory exercises and
maintenance/stocking of the teaching laboratories. Organize
hazardous waste pick up for the chemistry department. Maintain all
emergency spill kits and broken glass containers. Coordinate with
Instrumentation Specialist to conduct and respond to laboratory
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of chemical research laboratories.
- Knowledge of chemical hygiene policies.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
with external vendors, instructors, students, Dean’s Office, other
academic departments, and other essential campus entities including
Environmental Health and Safety, Budget and Finance, Facilities,
Development, IT, and Campus Police.
- Proficiency in basic computer skills including word processing,
spreadsheets, budgeting software, and cloud based systems.
- Demonstrated strong organization abilities for inventory,
laboratory spaces, and documents.
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations
in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the
requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or related
- Experience working with hazardous waste and chemical hygiene
- Experience conducting and responding to safety inspections in
collaboration with environmental health and safety officer.
- Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check and reference checks.
In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70,
effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain
positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey
residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet
the requirements listed.
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national
recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ
has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and
is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive
colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75
"Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of
American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the
northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report.
TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the
Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa
chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and
universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the
foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts
& Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social
Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and
Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a
commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by
train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is
set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known
for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.
As a member of The College of New Jersey Community, you will be a
part of an exciting and rewarding public university career.
Eligible full-time employees will be able to take advantage of a
generous benefits package that includes health, welfare, and
retirement benefits, including:
To view a comprehensive list of benefits available to
employees, visit our Health Benefits
Plans and Programs page to learn more!
- Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental and
- Generous leave entitlements program and Energy Savings
- Employee and dependant Tuition Waiver and Reimbursement
- Pension, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, group
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee affinity groups
- New Jersey
State Employee Discount Program (Pet insurance, cell phone plan
discounts, discounted amusement park tickets, etc.)
- Access to extensive learning opportunities
Qualified candidates should apply online at: email@example.com
and submit a
letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact
information for three professional references. Applications will be
considered until a viable candidate is selected.
If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your
supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well
as the names and contact information for three professional
references by the closing date listed above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information on
the SAME program visit their website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml
, email: SAME@csc.nj.gov, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.