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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.

Coordinator, Hazardous Stores

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3057

UW Job Family: 33

SOC Code: 11-3061

Pay Grade: 22

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Supervises and manages designated area including purchasing chemicals/hazardous materials, maintaining inventory, and maintaining record keeping system; resolves patron and merchandising problems.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Required to possess Hazardous Materials certificate within three months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Purchasing functions.
  • University accounting procedures.
  • Cost analysis techniques.
  • Pricing techniques.
  • Contract law.
  • Radiation safety procedures.
  • Chemistry and reactivity of chemical compounds.
  • Storage, handling, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Research methods and techniques.
  • University policy interpretation and implementation regarding bid procedures.
  • Customer service methods, techniques and practices.
  • Dispute settlement methods and techniques.
  • Bid development based on research and provided information.
  • Contract monitoring, and awarding processes and procedures.
  • New products and developments in area of expertise.
  • Departmental needs in area of buying function.
  • Inventory control and record-keeping.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Write and prepare bids.
  • Assess needs and future planning of area.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Analyze purchasing requests/orders for compliance with institutional procedures and the Wyoming state procurement code.
  • Document work in progress.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Examine and reengineer operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria.
  • Prepare bids, request for quotes, and proposals in compliance with University business policies and the Wyoming procurement code.
  • Complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Effectively negotiate.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Provide or arrange for training.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Coordinate the operational functions of designated area; assess needs and future planning of area; purchase needed items for area as directed; maintain inventory and records.

Resolve problems in obtaining items or refusing orders, tracking shipments, meeting deadlines, and procuring special order items.

Recommend procedural changes for area; assist in development and maintenance of operational guidelines for area.

Interpret policy and procedures to support staff and patrons.

Work with vendor representatives to secure advantageous pricing.

Supplemental Functions:

May recommend hiring, train, supervise and assist in evaluating support staff; maintain scheduling of staff; provide and/or arrange for backup in areas as necessary.

May manage office environment.

May price goods for resale.

Working Conditions:

Regular exposure to mechanical, radioactive, or chemical hazards; dirt, dust, fumes and odors; may be exposed to fire and explosives; regular exposure to warehouse facility, subject to dirt, dust and temperature changes.

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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