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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Area Supervisor

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7202

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 51-1011

Pay Grade: 17

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Organizes, coordinates and supervises operational duties and assigned personnel in a designated area under general supervision.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Some positions may require Wyoming Commercial Driver License with CDL-C required within two weeks after hire date
  • Some positions must pass Department of Transportation drug and physical testing, and within six months following employment, some positions must become certified in PASS (Passenger Assistance Safety and Service), 8-hour Defensive Driving Course, First Aid Certification, and CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state, local and University rules and regulations related to the operation of the designated area.
  • Basic supervisory principles, practices, methods and techniques.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current methods, materials and equipment applicable to the designated area.
  • Supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Select appropriate materials based on application and amounts required.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds regularly (some positions require moving objects 50 100 pounds regularly).
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Supervise and participate in the operational activities of the designated area including assisting with preparation of reports and maintenance of area records; prepare production reports and formulate work schedules.

Coordinate assigned operational activities for designated area.

Assist in developing and enforcing security, safety, and department regulations and policies.

Make hiring recommendations; train, supervise and assist in evaluation of work performance of assigned personnel.

Supervise and inspect work activities of assigned personnel; set up work and daily operations of a designated area; oversee cleaning and routine maintenance of equipment and work area.

Some positions may work on computers to manage database records and provide data entry work.

Some positions may collect fees, balance cash drawer, and assist with making deposits.

Supplemental Functions:

May maintain inventory records; order and receive supplies and equipment.

May assist with budget planning for area and oversee budget expenditures for designated area.

Working Conditions:

Office/shop/warehouse environments; mobility required to perform functions of area.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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