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Operations Manager

Company: University of Nebraska
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Operations ManagerBookmark this Posting - Print Preview - Apply for this JobPlease see Special Instructions for more details.Initial screening for minimum qualifications will begin immediately. Detailed review of applications for candidacy will begin on or after 09/15/2022. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, relation, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is an AA/EEO/ADA institution. For questions, accommodations, or assistance, please call/contact the ADA Coordinator at 402.554.2463.Posting DetailsPosition InformationJob Title Operations ManagerDepartment Office of Research & Creative ActivityEssential FunctionsThe Operations Manager is responsible for managing the daily and long-term operations of Animal Care within the Allwine Research Vivarium, Callitrichid Research Facility, and associated satellite facilities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha by maintaining a cohesive and collaborative environment to ensure that research goals are met while ensuring best practices in animal husbandry and welfare, biosecurity, and facilities management. The Operations Manager plans, directs, organizes, controls, and improves functions for the department in order to meet fiscal and organizational needs while ensuring compliance with regulations and adherence to institutional, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidelines, and directives. Additionally, the Operations Manager manages all administrative functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.Operations:Serve as a point of contact and resource for the daily operations. Develop and execute a strategic vision and plan for the department/program. Develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures that guide and support departmental operations and services. Research and resolve operational questions and problems as they arise. Serve as a resource to staff in the resolution of complex issues and concerns. Address problem trends, develop, plan and implement solutions to improve processes and workflow. Monitor operational policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflow and compliance with applicable laws, standards and regulations.Budget and finance:Collaborate withORCAleadership to develop, track, monitor budgets for areas of responsibility and prepare financial reports and analysis as requested. Support director in the flow and capture of information as needed. Assist with the creation of FY budgets based on reports and projections. Continually identify areas for cost savings. Provide preliminary experimental cost estimates, monthly cost reports of specific ongoing experiments, per diems and progress reports as requested. Maintain supply inventory and appropriation of necessary supplies and resources.Personnel administration:Provide work direction to reporting staff. Select, train, and develop reporting personnel. Establish goals, appraise employee performance, and recommend personnel and salary actions as appropriate. Establish and maintain procedures for orientation of new employees. Manage the selection, development, motivation, evaluation, and discipline of reporting personnel. Manage the staffing and scheduling process and maintain responsibility for submitting accurate payroll records.Regulatory compliance:Assure adherence to applicable institutional, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidelines, and directives includingAWA,OLAW,AAALAC,USDA,OSHA, Equal Employment Opportunity Program, etc. Develop standardized animal husbandry policies, protocols, and SOPs in collaboration with the consulting Veterinarian, researchers, and operations team. Develop OSPs in coordination withEHSto ensure biosecurity and safety of all personnel and animals. Maintain Occupational Health and Safety Program for users, including management of training modules, onboarding procedures, and facility access and clearance. Represent the organization during regulatory inspections and inquiries. Liaison with campus to provide input and guidance on Animal Facilities Program Management,AAALACcompliance, and respond to animal- and facility-related emergencies to provide oversight and contingency operation plans. Coordinate and create regulatory reports, annual progress reports, and other documents as required by the department, College, University, sponsors, and other entities.IACUC administration:Management of all administrative functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC): provide administrative support to theIACUCChair and members of theIACUC, schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings, inspections, and training; timely prepare and distribute agendas, minutes, decisions, and related materials; conduct intake review of protocol submissions and follow up to ensure completeness; serve as a liaison and represent theIACUCin responding to inquiries and providing information, guidance, interpretation or clarification within scope of authority; manage and maintain official and electronic records and files; coordinate workflow and process administrative paperwork.Work Schedule 7:30AM to 4:30PM M-F, position may require evening, weekend, and holiday workAdditional DutiesAs assignedRequired QualificationsRequired Education: Bachelors degree in the Biological Sciences, Animal Science, or related fieldRequired Experience : Five or more years of related experience in animal care, Veterinary, and/or animal research; three or more years of business administration or facility management. Supervisory or managerial experience preferred.Must be able to pass an initial occupational health physical screening exam and a medical evaluation/clearance to wear respiratory PPE (personal protective equipment).Requires immunization to work with animals.Preferred QualificationsMasters degree in the Biological Sciences, Animal Science or related field.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The day to day duties of the position vary in terms of physical requirements. On any given day, up to 6 hours of sitting, and 2 hours of standing or walking may be needed. Position requires occasional driving to acquire supplies for the Animal Care facilities. Occasionally, the following may be required: squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching overhead and/or forward and or low, twisting, crawling, climbing on a ladder.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.Exposure to changes of temperature/humidity, dust, dander, chemicals may occur occasionally. The position requires being near moving machinery occasionally. The employee will lift, carry, push, pull up to 50lbs occasionally. The position will also require the employee to handle over 50 lbs occasionally to push/pull animal cages (on wheels) or to move shelving units/cabinets. Dolly is available.Salary Commensurate with education and experiencePosting Detail InformationPosting Number 2022-00380Open DateClose DateOpen Until Filled YesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsInitial screening for minimum qualifications will begin immediately. Detailed review of applications for candidacy will begin on or after 09/15/2022. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, relation, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.UNOis an AA/EEO/ADAinstitution. For questions, accommodations, or assistance, please call/contact theADACoordinator at 402.554.2463.

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