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Compliance Specialist

Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corp
Durham, NC
  • Expired: February 28, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Title : Compliance Specialist

Location: Durham, NC

Status : Full-Time

Travel : may be required

Position Summary: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIEHS's broad focus on the environmental causes of disease makes the institute a unique part of the NIH. NIEHS is home to the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the nation's premier program for testing and evaluation of agents in our environment. The focus of the NIEHS research is to discover how the environment affects people to promote healthier lives.

The Animal Husbandry Support Contract for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides care, maintenance, and technical services for laboratory animals, seven (7) days per week, including weekends and holidays, for 72,447 square feet of laboratory animal facility space (which includes ancillary support areas outside of the main facility, including a separate facility located approximately one mile from the main facility). The contractor is responsible for the care and maintenance of the animals, the sanitation of equipment, technical training, and the general maintenance of the facilities in such a manner as to maintain the highest level of Accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, Intl.) The services provided by this contract are considered mission critical.

Monitors all animal care and support activities to ensure compliance with established Standard Operating Procedures. The assessment will focus on the condition of the facility and associated documentation. Assessment of areas will be included, but not limited to inspections of animal and procedure room, feed and bedding areas (both bldg. 101 and 104), clean corridors, cage wash areas, the conventional animal facility. Position will maintain an inventory of all equipment requiring certification, perform light level readings, coordinate SOP reviews, organize facility walk throughs in preparation for AAALAC site visits. Oversee the tracking of the animal studies and cubicle space, attend study meetings, and ensure contract staff are familiar and understand special requirements per study.

The ideal candidate will have great communication skills and works well with a team, is adaptable, acts in a positive, professional, and helpful manner, and demonstrates a strong work ethic. This position is pending contract award.

  • Supervise Animal Care Support and Housekeeping Technicians to ensure all SOP's are being followed in accordance with the contract/government policies and procedures. Duties for Animal Care Support and Housekeeping Technicians are described earlier in the Statement of Work.
  • Interview, make recommendations for hiring personnel and provide coaching/counseling as needed for technicians assigned to module.
  • Participate in disciplinary proceedings as needed.
  • Inspect cage wash equipment to ensure proper maintenance, and trouble shoot problems with cage wash equipment.
  • Maintain adequate supplies in the facility for cage wash and assist in facilitating the transfer of excess equipment to outside storage areas.
  • Attend and participate in supervisor's meetings.
  • Respond to and deliver special equipment requests as needed by investigators, QAL, animal technicians.
  • Report all cage wash equipment problems to the Office of Research Facilities (ORF) using the ORF website or call number. Report all serious equipment failures to the project manager/project officer.
  • Participates in Management weekend/holiday on call rotation schedule.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Shall be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)
  • At least 3 years' experience in an animal facility.
  • Laboratory animal experience in a supervisory capacity preferred.
  • A working knowledge of computer software, particularly eSirius or a comparable electronic facility management system
  • Microsoft WORD and Excel are essential for job performance.

Physical Demands:

Employees are subject to adverse variables of environmental conditions, both inside and outside. Work areas are often hot, humid, and noisy due to operation of cage washing machines and autoclaves. Employees are potentially exposed to minor injuries such as cuts, bites, scrapes, pulled muscles, burns and unpleasant odors, and the possibility of exposure to hazardous materials including radioisotopes. Employees are exposed to animals and animal urine, feces, and dander that can act as allergens or as potential sources of zoonotic disease.

Animal care personnel are required to wear a contractor supplied, washable cotton/polyester two-piece uniform of scrub pants and a long sleeve, snap-front shirt (a one piece cotton coverall may be substituted), safety shoes, disposable shoe cover, head cover, surgical mask), and gloves when working in the animal rooms.

Protective clothing is required to be worn by ALL personnel entering an animal room from the return corridors. The disposable PPE identified above is furnished by the Government. The contractor is responsible for an annual fit test of all personnel required to wear an N95 respirator

Must be professional and able to handle multiple tasks and support multiple projects simultaneously. Contract may have vaccination requirements.

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Disclaimer: This is not to be an exclusive list of all responsibilities', duties, and skills required of the person in this job. KIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to KIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here . Successful candidate must pass, comply and adhere to KIC's Drug and Alcohol policy/testing requirements and pass a thorough background check including fingerprinting.

Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corp


Durham, NC
27701 USA