Pool - Veterinary Technology-Casual Instructional Support Technician

Pool - Veterinary Technology-Casual Instructional Support Technician

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Employment Type

Casual Employee

Pay will be commensurate with experience but will typically start at $21.62 per hour.

Position Summary

Are you passionate about the veterinary technology career, farms, and education? Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus is looking for Certified, Registered, or Licensed Veterinary Technicians to support the Veterinary Technology Program as Instructional Support Technicians (IST).

Casual Instructional Support Technicians work closely with the program’s faculty and staff who are CVT’s or DVM’s. They will also work closely with our Vet Tech students and animals.

Hours are variable based on student needs, animal needs, and instructional schedule. Typical hours will fall between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Weekend hours may also be available.

Animals used in the program and living on campus and/or at the Rock Creek farm include approximately 30 sheep, 6 cattle, 6 camelids, 2 horses, and 3 goats. The campus includes a kennel which houses up to 20 dogs and cats. The program has also housed guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, gerbils, hamsters, mice, and rats. Animal numbers vary from season to season and year to year.

Specific Duties Include:
  • Working with Vet Tech (VT) students individually or in groups to enhance their learning in the assigned classes; providing direct assistance in the use of equipment and materials needed for instruction; orienting students to the labs
  • Working with program faculty to set up laboratory experiences for students, modifying labs to achieve desired results; evaluating student progress and providing this information to instructors; may lecture on specific elements of the laboratory work; may administer exams
  • Coordinating the day-to-day activities and oversight of student workers, especially those involved in animal care duties (husbandry, enrichment, cleaning, medication, record keeping, etc. in accordance with AVMA, IACUC and USDA regulations) for the department
  • Completion of animal care duties when needed during weekdays and weekends
  • Procuring, maintaining and inventorying equipment, materials, supplies, live animals and written materials required for student instructional needs; may perform or schedule repairs on equipment
  • Ensuring that faculty and students are oriented to the proper use of the VT equipment and personal protective equipment
  • Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials following Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and/or other regulatory agency protocols. Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Providing for the general cleanliness and security of the VT laboratories and work areas; assists in providing for a safe environment for the conduct of the laboratories
  • P erforming other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications:
  • H igh school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in the Veterinary Technology discipline
  • T hree years of experience in the veterinary field. Relevant experience may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills adequate to assist students, faculty, and staff in the work they are performing
  • Depending on the assignment, some positions may also require specialized knowledge and specific certifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to applicants with additional years of experience above the minimum requirement
  • Demonstrated experience training or teaching students, staff, or co-workers from diverse backgrounds
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

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