Chemical Threat Coordinator
Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 15, 2020
The purpose of this position is to lead the State Hygienic
Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa in developing,
evaluating, and documenting an emergency preparedness program for
chemical threats and environmental hazards by providing expert
scientific and technical advice and expertise for conducting
accurate and timely laboratory analyses.
The Chemical Threat Coordinator leads efforts to respond to natural
or human-caused emergencies, disasters, and terrorist acts so that
SHL staff can successfully perform analytical tests. The position
will develop, validate, improve, and maintain all-hazard procedures
for handling human clinical specimens, unknown environmental
samples, and other potentially hazardous materials. This position
will serve as a source of technical information in order to
promote, maintain, and improve relationships with critical response
partners through the design and implementation of a structured
This position provides preparedness coordination across sections of
the Environmental Health Division and partners closely with the
Biological Threat Coordinator and others in the Diagnostic and
Clinical Division. Frequent travel will be a requirement of this
About the State Hygienic Laboratory
The State Hygienic Laboratory?s main facilities are headquartered
on the University of Iowa's campus northwest of Iowa City in
Coralville. Additional testing facilities are part of the Iowa
Laboratory Facilities in Ankeny, a Des Moines suburb.
Since 1904, the State Hygienic Laboratory has been at the forefront
of public health issues in Iowa. As the state?s public health and
environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of
Iowa?s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental
monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening.
Education or Equivalency Required
A Master?s degree in a scientific field or, Emergency Management,
or related field or an equivalent combination of education and
experience is required.
--- Three to five years of clinical or public health laboratory
--- Awareness of clinical and environmental chemistry
--- Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and
relationship management skills.
--- Demonstrate professional project management experience.
--- Demonstration of experience in leading teams.
--- Experience with planning, designing, and/or delivering training
or educational programming, to support community education and
--- Possession of a valid state or commercial driver's license, and
ability to meet University Fleet Safety Standards.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
--- Knowledge or experience with incident command and national
incident management systems is highly desirable.
--- Experience in drills and exercises, preparation and monitoring
of grants, laboratory biosafety and biosecurity and creation and
implementation of new initiatives.
--- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, LIS, and preparation of
fiscal and operational reports is desirable.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may
be removed from posting and filled any time after the original
posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to
a criminal background check, and verification of a valid state or
commercial driver?s license, and ability to meet University Fleet
Safety Standards. Up to 5 professional references will be requested
at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will
receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, religion, associational preference, status as a
qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected
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