Program Support Supervisor I

University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 6 days ago

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine. The mission of the department is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching.

DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International and provides services to over 400 principal investigators. DCM faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics.

DCM has an opening for a full time Program Support Supervisor I. The individual occupying this position will supervise a program coordinator and animal technicians in the management and operation of one of seven DCM-managed animal facilities. This individual will have extensive involvement with research staff, veterinary services, DCM faculty, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), physical plant, outside vendors, and regulatory agencies in overseeing vivarium activities and ensuring consistency with the regulatory requirements and animal welfare directive of DCM's animal care program.

Responsibilities:

Oversee the day-to-day operation of a highly complex animal facility. Be directly responsible for operation of the assigned facility to ensure efficient operation in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

Assign work schedules, approve vacation and sick leave requests, ensure adequate staffing, conduct performance evaluations, and recommend disciplinary action.

Establish and supervise work priorities, ensuring that deadlines are met and all procedures and regulations are followed.

Provide guidance to Facility Director in departmental personnel needs and develop plans for developing workforce to ensure an appropriate level of support and compliance.

In conjunction with the Facility Management Team, develop, implement, review, and update standard operating procedures, forms, and logs for all practices and procedures involving facility operation.

In consultation with the Facility Director, assign research animal and procedural space for efficient utilization of space and resources.

Conduct regular inspections of the assigned facility. Implement a quality control programs for operation of the facility and animal husbandry needs.

Interview prospective animal technicians and program coordinator and make hiring recommendations.

Assist in the training of new employees and participate in assessments of new and established employees.

Advise, assist, and communicate with research staff regarding the animal facility procedures, policies, and activities.

Actively interact with customers (including research personnel) as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.

Incorporate cost and time efficient improvements to daily work.

Participate in IACUC, USDA, and AAALAC site inspections.

Maintain inventory of animal feed, caging supplies, and other consumables in a fiscally responsible manner. Ensure availability of adequate caging, equipment, and supplies necessary for daily facility operation and to facilitate the research process and programs supported by the University.

Maintain required documentation (e.g., logs and forms).

Represent the facility at meetings such as supervisors meetings and meetings with research staff.

Attend meetings and participate in educational events to further professional growth and development.

Perform the duties of program coordinator and animal technicians when needed.

On a rotational basis with other animal facility supervisors, respond to and resolve work-related telephone calls during off-hours; may require a return to work for on-site resolution.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

High school graduation or equivalent AND a minimum of three years full-time experience working in an animal research environment at a senior animal technician level, OR equivalent education/experience.

A working knowledge of animal husbandry standards and regulatory guidelines and requirements, standard operating procedures for species of animals used in biomedical research, and special handling techniques for radioactive or infectious materials.

Experience and understanding of Animal Biosafety Level 2 work processes and principles.

Ability to work collaboratively in a research environment with culturally diverse populations and with individuals of varying educational and professional backgrounds (e.g., Animal Technicians, Veterinarians, Research Technicians, Principal Investigators).

Demonstrated problem solving, leadership, and effective delegation skills.

Ability to review goals, analyze processes, and develop approaches and systems required to meet those goals.

Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision; often explores new areas and seeks opportunities to apply new knowledge to work.

Demonstrated professionalism, self-motivation, and attention to detail.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with superior organizational abilities and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook) and calendaring systems.

Desired:

Bachelor's degree in biology, animal science, or related field.

Certifications by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (ALAT, LAT, LATG, CMAR, ILAM).

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science LATG certification or attainment of certification within two years of hire date.

Supervisory experience

General mechanical knowledge

Conditions of Employment:

Punctuality and regular attendance are critical components of this position.

This is an essential position. The employee is expected to report to work under conditions that other employees are not required to report to work, such as inclement weather and UW suspended operations.

Initial work schedule will be 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday; future work week schedules may change to meet the needs of the department.

Occasional work outside of regular work hours will be required.

Some travel between both on and off campus animal facilities will be required.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry 30 pounds.

Must be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check and a Department of Justice security clearance to access select ABSL3 agents.

Must have a current Washington driver's license.

May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing.

Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety and security policies/procedures.



icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Program Support Supervisor 1

University Of Washington

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-13T00:00 As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROGRAM SUPPORT SUPERVISOR 1. Responsibilities: * Work in collaboration with faculty to supervise support staff involved in the performance of duties associated with the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy. The Division oversees mental health consultation at both the King County Youth Services Detention facility and the Juvenile Rehabilitation residential facility, Echo Glen. The Division oversees and provides consultation to 12 juvenile justice and child welfare MST/FIT programs both in the US and the UK. Faculty and staff provide expertise to legislative and policy makers and lead committees that address issues related to mental health and juvenile justice. The Program Operations Specialist will act as liaison between these program and outside organizations-particularly staff supporting local and state legislators and policy makers. * With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action. Under general direction, perform work using knowledge and experience specific to the program. Currently the Division is conducting research projects on effective interventions for minority youth who are involved or at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system and the impact of trauma on justice involved youth. The proposed position would provide administrative and financial management around the programs this Division implements.In addition they would exercise independent judgement in interpreting and applying rules and regulations. Independently advise students, staff, program participants and/or the public regarding program content, policies, procedures and activities; * Oversee the day-to-day operation of the program(s) * Establish work priorities, ensure deadlines are met; * Coordinate program functions with appropriate agencies and departments to accomplish program activities; promote the program on campus and with outside organizations; represent the program at meetings; * Advise students, staff, program participants and/or the public regarding program content, policies and activities; recommend alternative courses of action; * Monitor budget status in line with program activities, plans or priorities; maintain program budgets and initiate corrective action; sign vouchers; receive, process and deposit funds; assist in the preparation of grants and proposals; * Direct the preparation of reports * Perform the duties of Program Coordinator; * May oversee the preparation of publications; * May use word processing, graphics, statistical, spreadsheet and/or data base software; * Perform related duties as required. Minimum Requirements: * High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of applicable experience in behavioral health, juvenile justice, educational policy and child welfare OR equivalent education/experience. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. University Of Washington Seattle WA

Program Support Supervisor I

University Of Washington