Support Staff Specifications


Laboratory Specialist
Job Class/Code: 2049 Effective Date: 12/15/2008
Pay Grade: 23 FLSA Status: Exempt
Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99 EEO Category: 50


Nature of Work:

This is work managing the operations of a teaching, service, research or a specialized scientific lab.


Typical Responsibilities:

  • Categorizes and stores sensitive scientific materials/instruments.
  • Ensures compliance with federal regulations for hazardous waste disposal.
  • Researches and evaluates new products, compares and negotiates vendor prices.
  • Develops laboratory procedures.
  • Prepares operating budgets.
  • Prepares justification for laboratory equipment requests.
  • Directs the maintenance program for laboratory equipment.
  • Reviews and coordinates all machine shop work orders for special or modified equipment needs.
  • Coordinates the developmental safety program for all laboratory settings, or specialized scientific orhazardous materials stores.


Basic Qualifications:

A high school diploma and five years of experience directly related to the job functions. Directly related college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.