Laboratory Technician, Communication Arts (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions)

Posting Details

Link to job brochure: Classification Title Laboratory Technician, Communication Arts Job Category: Classified Staff Job Open Date: 09/08/2020 Job Close Date: Initial Screening Date 09/29/2020 Position ID: P0010425 Job Open ID: 8723 Position Title: Laboratory Technician, Communication Arts (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions) Location 20-Saddleback College Department Communication Arts (SC-055-011) Term: 12 Months/Year Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules Pay Basis: Monthly Pay Range: 122-starting salary at $4,341 per month % of Range: 100% Hours per week: 40 Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm with evening shifts as needed to support instruction Receives Benefits: Yes Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits: Additional Position Information: Permanent link to posting
Summary Description:

Under direction from an assigned instructor, assists in the preparation of materials and demonstrations for an assigned instructional area; operates and demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials; provides assistance to students within the assigned subject area; and maintains the general cleanliness of the assigned laboratory.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in the Lab Technician class are distinguished from the Senior Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Lab Technician, positions at this level are assigned to less complex labs, have less exposure to hazardous or otherwise dangerous materials, and limited involvement in budget activities and ordering of supplies and equipment. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment and materials pertaining to assigned laboratory and subject area.
Theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
Principles and practices of laboratory operations.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies used within the assigned laboratory.
Principles and practices of television and journalism production.
Principles and technologies used in designing and producing televised productions.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and demonstrations for an assigned subject area.
Correctly and efficiently set up laboratory equipment and materials used in exercises and
Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to assigned laboratories.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on
laboratory equipment within assigned area.
Maintain the cleanliness of assigned laboratory.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to two years of college level course work in radio T.V., broadcasting, or a related field.


Two years of increasingly responsible experience working with radio-T.V. production equipment and broadcasting.

License or Certificate: Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting; may be exposed to noise, dust; work with laboratory equipment and apparatus. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate laboratory equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information: Additional Classification Information: Position Specific Benefits:
Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist instructors in developing instructional materials; prepare study sheets, visual instructional aides, sample exercises and exams, and laboratory experiments; may assist in grading exams and maintaining related records.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare for laboratory demonstrations; set up laboratory apparatus; assist students in the use of a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments including audio-mixing boards, video cameras and recorders, editing components and other equipment; ensure student compliance with laboratory policies, procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate proper care and cleaning procedures for laboratory equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance to students on a variety of laboratory and course related matters; review student work in progress and assist in resolving problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean floors, table tops, desks and furniture; perform routine and minor repairs on laboratory equipment; maintain, clean and test assigned equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Troubleshoot and assist in performing routine maintenance and minor repairs on cameras, recorders, generators, lighting, mixing boards and monitors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Check out equipment including video tapes and machines, cassettes, headphones, cords and other materials; inspect equipment and materials for proper condition upon return.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in coordinating the production of televised programs including talk shows, travel shows, magazine format shows and others.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the development of written scripts and stories, and the production of film projects including providing information according to industry standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Review publications, journals and literature to stay abreast of changing communication technologies and philosophies related to assigned area of responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Obtain guest speakers as requested for assigned classroom instruction; maintain correspondence with guest speakers for future engagements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment; store, discard and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones; relay messages for faculty and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying
Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed education equivalent to two years of college level course work in radio T.V., broadcasting, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Does your experience include at least two years of increasing responsibility working with radio-T.V. production equipment and broadcasting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please list the industry software that you are most comfortable with.

    (Open Ended Question)

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