Instructional Lab Technician I - Veterinary Technology

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 04, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructional Lab Technician I - Veterinary Technology

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $49,884.00 - $68,772.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2020-01767

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 9/17/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

You will oversee students' learning and practicing skills in veterinary nursing and animal care and handling in an instructional live laboratory. You will tutor, remediate and provide instructional assistance to students, provide assistance to faculty, and perform technical work to maintain the Veterinary Technology program.

The current vacancy is a full time position (12 mos/year, 40 hrs/week) located at the Ventura College East Campus, pending board approval.

As an extension of Ventura College, Ventura College East Campus promotes success, develops students to their full potential, creates lifelong learners, and fosters positive human values for successful living and membership in a global environment, for the Santa Clara River Valley Communities of Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula.

More about Ventura College East Campus can be found here:

The Career Education programs at Ventura College hold the key to unlocking a quality and affordable education giving students real world skills that lead them to the in-demand, well-paying jobs of today and the future, while building stronger and more prosperous communities in the process.

More information about the Career Education Department can be found here:

The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents through Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moopark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training, basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.

The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties
Oversee and provide instructional assistance to students in the nursing, care, and handling of animals in the Veterinary Technology program. E

Assist faculty in demonstrating and teaching veterinary technology nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting. E

Assist faculty with student learning outcomes; tutor and remediate students, provide skills practice and enhancement of students' classroom experience. E

Assist in the administration and scoring of test and class assignments; evaluate, track, document, and report student progress; submit in accordance with deadlines; assign and maintain records of students in skills lab, internships, and student learning lab. E

Prepare, issue and monitor materials, tools and equipment for student use; monitor and maintain records of materials, tools and equipment on loan to or checked out by students and instructors. E

Prepare and set up laboratory equipment, tools, supplies and other teaching aids for demonstrations, practical examinations and student assignments in the nursing, care, and handling of animals. E

Maintain the lab, stock rooms, and other assigned areas in a safe, clean and orderly condition; encourage awareness of and oversee the proper use of the facilities and safe practices. E

Maintain inventory of training and veterinary supplies and equipment; order, receive and arrange for proper storage and handling of food, supplies, and equipment; provide lab materials from stores; inventory materials and assure adequate quantities are available for instructional use; monitor supply budget. E

Assist in the coordination of the overall maintenance and repair of instructional equipment with the Maintenance Department; test, adjust, maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment; send equipment out for major repairs. E

Assist in the admission process. E

Maintain a variety of files and records regarding instructional materials, inventories, purchase orders and equipment repairs; organize, prepare and maintain laboratory procedure manuals; perform general clerical duties as needed. E

Screen, select, train and provide work direction for student workers. E

Use and operate a variety of technical equipment. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications
An associate degree from a recognized college or university in Veterinary Technology, Animal Science or closely related field AND two years of experience as a veterinary technician, in the nursing, care, and handling of animals AND one year of experience working with students in an organized setting.

Graduation from an American Veterinary Medical Association acredited Veterinary Technology program is preferred.


Applicants not possessing a current valid Registered Veterinary Technician license from the California State Veterinary Medical Association must have a Registered Veterinary Technician or equivalent license and receive a valid Registered Veterinary Technician license from the California State Veterinary Medical Association prior to completion of the probationary period.
Valid CPR Certificate
Valid First Aid Certificate

Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by September 17, 2020.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. The nine (9) candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020

The examiniation components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered by email.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications nor for the purpose of determining salary placement if you are hired. When completing the application, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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