Laboratory Operations Manager
Internal Position Title:
: Biological & Hlth Sciences Div
College of Lake County is seeking a Laboratory Operations Manager
to oversee our healthcare, biology, chemistry and horticulture
labs! The Laboratory 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 will oversee operations on all 3 campuses
(Grayslake, Waukegan and Vernon Hills).
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 Laboratory Operations Manager supervises many of the lab
specialists that work in the aforementioned programs and 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.
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, and
generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays
Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences, Safety or related discipline and
2 years of relevant experience in an academic laboratory
Master’s degree in any discipline and ability to acquire
professional safety credentials in the first 12 months of getting
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
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 PowerPoint.
Ability to travel regularly and independently between the three
College of Lake County campuses and the CLC district.
Valid drivers license.
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.
Expected Start Date:
Special Instructions Summary:
Total Hours Per Week:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with expectations of
flexing schedule at times to work evenings and weekends. Travel to
Southlake and Lakeshore campuses will be required.
Software Testing Required:
Powerpoint, Excel, MS Word
Interview Process Requirements:
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
Summary of Essential Functions:
Department Operations and Procedures (50%)
Ensure compliance with Federal (OSHA, EPA), State (IOSHA, IEPA,
IDOL), local regulations, College policy and recognized best
practices as they relate to health and safety for the Divisional
Maintain and retain safety related documentation for the Biological
and Health Sciences Division.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant health and safety
issues and best practices for laboratories in an academic
Ensure all incidents and near misses are reported and documented as
per College policy.
Ensure that all division laboratories are adequately equipped with
the appropriate safety equipment.
Management and Supervision (15%)
Project Leadership (25%)
Take an active role in
creating and maintaining a positive and proactive safety climate in
which individuals feel that safety has a high value and one in
which they are clear about responsibilities and the safety
objectives of the Division.
Develop and provide training to Division Faculty and staff
regarding program specific safety and compliance issues.
Act as liaison between construction team and the Division Dean for
construction projects impacting the Divisions educational
Serve as division representative on
the College Safety Committee.
Provide middle school and high school outreach for the
Other duties as assigned.
To apply, visit https://jobs.clcillinois.edu/postings/20132