The Department of Health, Safety and Environment is seeking a Biosafety Certification Supervisor who is the head of the Biosafety Cabinet Certification Service Center Team within the Biosafety Office at Johns Hopkins Institutions. Under minimal supervision from the Biosafety Officer, the Biosafety Certifier Supervisor is directly responsible for overseeing the overall and daily logistical management, technical evaluation, maintenance, certification, repair, generation of certification and repair reports, and the maintenance of documentation for over 1400 units of HEPA filter-containing equipment under the control of the Health, Safety, and Environment program at The Johns Hopkins Institutions.
The candidate must have current National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certification in the maintenance and certification of biological safety cabinets, laminar air flow cabinets, portable HEPA filter, and positive air pressure respirators (PAPRs). Performs the technical aspects of the position without supervision.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Directly responsible for the logistical management, certification, repair, decontamination, and moving of all hospital and university HEPA filter-containing equipment at all Johns Hopkins campuses covered under contract with the Division of Health Safety and Environment.
Equipment currently covered includes over 1200 biological safety cabinets, 120 animal transfer stations, 60 clean air benches, and 60 portable HEPA units (portHEPAs), as well as positive air pressure HEPA respirators (PAPRs), bag-in-bag-out rooftop HEPA units, and assorted in vitro diagnostic equipment in laboratories.
Directly responsible for the management of employees assigned to the Biosafety Cabinet Certification Team. Oversees work assignments, coordinates and conducts in-service training, and skills assessment.
Assists the Biosafety Officer in overall Service Center management and budget tracking.
Internal contacts include facilities management and staff, housekeeping management and staff, design and construction management, clinical and research faculty, staff, and students. Outside contacts include equipment vendors and biosafety professionals at other institutions.
Supervises report filing and data management by computer.
Is able to conduct scheduled and emergency employee training on the use of positive air pressure HEPA respirators and the use and operation of other HEPA filter containing equipment as required.
Assists with biosafety-related matters as stipulated by the Biosafety Officer.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To What Extent Will Work Be Supervised And By Whom?
Supervision is provided by the Biosafety Officer.
Number And Persons Directly Supervised:
The Biosafety Certifier Supervisor supervises all individuals employed at the level of Biosafety Certifier II, Biosafety Certifier I, Biosafety Certifier Technician, and Biosafety Assistant.
Decisions regarding the hiring, discipline, and termination of Biosafety Certifier Service Center Team members are made in consultation with the Biosafety Officer.
Biological safety cabinets, clean air benches, bag-in-bag-out HEPA filter units, portable HEPA filter units, PAPRs, biological air sampling equipment, NSF-approved and annually certified test equipment used for field certification and repair of HEPA filtered clinical and research equipment, microbiological incubators, assorted hand tools, and personal computer to include advanced computer database management, word processing, and accounting.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Requires Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Engineering-related discipline or sufficient work experience in the field of Biosafety.
Industrial hygiene, microbiology, biosafety, mechanical or electrical engineering, laboratory, or occupational safety-related experience.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
National Sanitation Foundation Certification.
An active NSF license for field certification of Biological Safety Cabinets is required.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
At least three years of full time field certification experience involving a wide range of HEPA filter equipment.
Must be able to present formal and informal biosafety training material to highly educated hospital and research staff.
Professional-level familiarity with microbiology, biosafety, and HVAC engineering from course or field experience.
Must be physical able to wear personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection during performance of job duties.
Must be physically able to transport wheeled equipment weighing approximately 350 pounds.
Familiarity with standard bookkeeping procedures, computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs.
Must be available for emergency response.
Classified Title: Biosafety Certification Supervisor Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OH Starting Salary Range: $54,180 - $74,464 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Admin Safety Biosafety Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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