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Special Conditions of Employment
Occupational Health and Safety
As a safeguard for the employee and the animals, Program Coordinator may be subject to vaccines, tests, physical examinations prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs, including, but not limited to:
- TB testing and clearance;
- Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
- Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
- Tetanus (current vaccination less than 10 years);
- Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination);
- Periodic physical examinations (including respiratory fit tests);
- Other vaccines or testing as required by EOHW standards.
The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to potentially hazardous noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure of any of the above is dependent on assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially zoonotic and other biohazardous agents. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.
- Ordering and purchasing supplies and maintaining inventory for Veterinary Technical and Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
- Handling of pharmacy orders and maintaining compliance with controlled substances policy.
- Assistance and/or coordination of calendar scheduling for technical procedures.
- Plan, coordinate and administer activities of assigned programs to include developing and implementing procedures and processes; train employees in proper methods and procedures and ensure correctness of work.
- Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, time card approvals, promotions, transfers, vacation schedules and any other HR duties related to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Prior work as a research or veterinary technician preferred.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
- Ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance.
- Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.
- Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan.
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work requires one year of experience in program administration or OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events.
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