Missouri State University

2114 Laboratory Supervisor-CNAS

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Laboratory Supervisor-CNAS

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2114

GRADE 42

CLASSIFICATION Exempt          

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Laboratory Supervisor - CNAS teaches the laboratory sections of assigned classes in coordination with the instructor who provides the lecture portion of the course.  The Laboratory Supervisor sets up materials for laboratory exercises, prepares and orders materials for laboratory exercises, and supervises Teaching Assistants.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A master's degree in the appropriate discipline is required.

Experience: If the course taught is a required course for teacher certification, teaching experience (K - 12) is required.

Skills:  Effective oral and written communication skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Helps to provide an effective learning experience for students enrolled in various College of Natural and Applied Science courses by teaching the laboratory sections.

2. Assures that students are provided with appropriate materials to facilitate learning by ordering, preparing, and setting up materials needed for laboratory exercises.

3. Helps to provide a coordinated learning experience for students by instructing and supervising Teaching Assistants assigned to the course and coordinating with the course lecture instructor.

4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

5. Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contact with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the assigned supervisor or the Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

6. Contributes to the overall success of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences by performing all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Laboratory Supervisor is supervised by the appropriate Department Head and supervises Teaching Assistants assigned to the course.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED SEPTEMBER 2011

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 2 - 100 Points: Interactions are generally routine and structured involving employees inside the University, students, or the general public. The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, coordinating work, solving recurring problems, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students, faculty, or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchanging information.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 1 - 100 Points: The work generally involves sequential steps and methods explained by the supervisor and/or described by specific guidelines, such as standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals. Tasks are relatively clear-cut and involve related steps, processes, and methods. The employee may be required to recognize differences in a variety of situations, but those differences are normally clear and require the selection of standard processes to resolve. Deviations from standard procedures or guidelines must be authorized.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.