INSTRUCTIONAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II (Chemistry)
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Close/First Review Date:
San Jose City College
The Instructional Laboratory Technician II (Chemistry) reports to
the Division Dean of Math and Science at San Jose City College. The
work schedule is 10 months per year, 18 hours per week; Monday -
Thursday; 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This position is represented by the California School Employees
Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.
Under the general supervision of a Dean or assigned administrator,
performs support services for a variety of instructional programs
in Science by providing materials, supplies, equipment, and related
logistical support to lecture, laboratory, or other instructional
activities; prepares materials, supplies, and equipment using
special methods and procedures related to the discipline.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maintain and ensure the security of the assigned instructional
laboratory facility and related areas.
2. Dispense and retrieve laboratory equipment, tools, materials,
and reusable supplies.
3. Prepare, transport, set up, and take down materials and
equipment used in instructional laboratory demonstrations,
exercises, practicals, scenarios, and other activities; mix and
prepare reagents and other materials.
4. Discuss future laboratory activities and scheduled events with
instructors; prepare laboratory facilities and assemble
5. Demonstrate to students the proper and safe operation of
6. Maintain stock levels and inventories of necessary supplies and
equipment; reorder, pick up, and deliver as authorized.
7. Perform basic informational activities in determining pricing,
availability, and specifications of necessary supplies.
8. Obtain and maintain Material Safety Data sheets.
9. Ensure safe handling, storage and proper labeling of hazardous
materials and hazardous waste that may include performing any
departmental inspections as required by regulatory agencies.
10. Clean and maintain tools and equipment and ensure their
safekeeping; clean and provide for general maintenance of the
laboratory and shop areas at conclusion of scheduled
11. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment; calibrate and make
minor repairs; report need for major repairs or place service calls
12. Under direction of instructor, monitor students for proper and
safe methods and procedures in laboratory equipment operation and
13. Perform a variety of miscellaneous office work such as
preparing purchase requisitions, answering the telephone,
scheduling appointments, photocopying, and distributing mail.
14. Provide general information regarding assigned program to
participants, potential participants, and other interested
15. Maintain a variety of records, files, inventories, and
16. Order, pick up, deliver, and set up audio-visual equipment
needed to conduct laboratory presentations.
17. Perform other duties related to the job classification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Science lab principles and practices related to materials,
nomenclature, equipment, and instruments used in physical and/or
life science laboratories.
2. Preventive maintenance techniques and methods to ensure the
operation of assigned equipment.
3. Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling
all types of laboratory hazardous waste.
4. Supply and inventory procedures for the effective maintenance of
5. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
and applicable software applications such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases.
1. Perform preventive maintenance, calibration, and minor repair on
2. Perform assigned duties with a significant degree of
independence, observing proper and safe procedures and
3. Apply language skills to read and interpret documents such as
safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals; write routine reports and correspondence; and speak
effectively before groups of faculty or students.
4. Apply mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such
as discounts, proportions, percentages, concentrations, and volume;
apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
5. Utilize reasoning skills to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
6. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse
backgrounds and abilities.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
8. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word
processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Associate’s degree or equivalent from an from a two-year college
or technical school; OR
Six months to one year of related experience and/or training;
Combination of education and experience including college level
courses in the physical and/or life sciences.
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$23.05 - $28.17 Hourly Salary (Range 66: Classified Salary Schedule
Fiscal Year 2019-2020). Starting placement is generally at Step
This position does NOT include any district health benefits.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who
are passionate about providing our student population with the best
educational experience possible. The District recognizes that
cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic
excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;
provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an
inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per
semester, and an extremely diverse student population
(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific
Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian
11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and
Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis
on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as
colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors
and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%
White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all
qualified, outstanding applicants.