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Supervisor, Lab

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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    144391265

San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Supervisor, Lab - Central Campus

Primary Function: Lab Supervisor is responsible for preparation, set-up and breakdown of labs for Biology. The supervisor will also manage lab assistants in accordance with organization's policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. The supervisor is also responsible for shopping, ordering, receiving and putting all lab supplies in their proper place. Plan, prioritize and assign tasks and projects, and train and coach laboratory assistants. Support in developing lab standards. Monitor work, develop lab assistance skills and evaluate performance. Care for and maintain live specimens. Support department outreach activities.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Work in lab for 10 hours or more per week.
  • Verify and supervise proper and timely set-up of labs for classes, including verification of solution refills between classes, etc. Make all media for Biology labs.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and terminate all lab student assistants.
  • Maintain record of budgets and purchase orders for Biology.
  • Shop, ordering and receive of all supplies for all labs.
  • Shop vendors for supplies.
  • Obtain approval for all EPAF forms.
  • Knowledge and use of Banner, Blackboard and media.
  • Implement and oversee maintenance and repair of all lab equipment.
  • Meet with reps on all large equipment purchases.

Additional Job Functions:
  • Shop for all lab needs.
  • Clean and resupply all labs at the end of semester.
  • Oversee safety of labs (Fire-extinguisher, gas and first-aid equipment), waste pick-up.
  • Oversee delivery of equipment and furniture for labs.
  • Support faculty with set-up for lab exams.
  • Facilitate lab technology set-up for faculty.
  • Maintain records of all purchase orders for labs.
  • Facilitate with Faculty meetings and other dept activity (Fall festival, earth-day mole day, etc).
  • Maintain payroll records for all Lab Assistants for the Science Department.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate the College values
  • Knowledge of laboratory preparation and disposal methods, laboratory safety and quality control
  • Knowledge of federal and state laboratory requirements, and MSDS guidelines
  • Manage Skill in supervising lab assistants
  • Basic Accounting knowledge
  • Team player
  • Willingness to accept supervision from Dept-Chair
  • Knowledge in Banner, Microsoft, and Blackboard
  • Acquire new skills to improve job performance
  • Problem solver
  • Must be very organized and proactive

Required Education:
  • Associate degree in any field

Preferred Education:
  • Associate degree in science

Required Experience:
  • Prior laboratory work experience

Preferred Experience:
  • Two years of laboratory supervisory experience, experience with maintaining microscopes

Additional Information:

Remote Work Opportunities:

  • The duties of this position require a physicalpresence at the assigned on-site work location during unrestricted operationswith very limited or no opportunity for remote work arrangements


Salary Grade: 16

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req3273

Posting Close Date: 9/13/2021



PI144391265

Posted: 2021-08-19 Expires: 2021-09-20

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