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Laboratory Technician - Science (Physics)

Employer
Los Rios Community College District
Location
Sacramento, California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details


Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title
Laboratory Technician - Science (Physics)

Location
Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)

Department Location
Natural Sciences - Physics, Astronomy, and Geology

Posting Number
C03101P

Position Type
Classified (Regular)

Temporary Position Category
N/A

The Institution

About
Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College ( SCC ) is a multi-campus, urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park. The College has two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center, and civic center. SCC is a vibrant teaching and learning institution with approximately 20,000 day and evening students and is recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ).

Our Strengths
SCC has a rich history in the community and has expanded educational opportunities to students across the region. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The College offers Career Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such as English, English as a second language, and mathematics.

Our Vision
Faculty and staff at SCC value a collaborative and diverse campus community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values excellence in academic achievement, and supports the success of students as they pursue their dreams.

Position Summary

Under general supervision of the assigned manager/supervisor, performs specialized and technical duties in the operation and maintenance of science instructional laboratories and stockrooms including hazardous material storage, clean up, and disposal. Prepares, receives, stocks, and issues laboratory supplies, materials, and equipment; coordinates budgetary requisitions and expenditures for laboratory supplies and equipment, repairs, alterations, preventative maintenance contracts, and blanket purchase orders; and trains and directs student help.

For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting click here .

Salary
$26.02 per hour. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information
No additional salary information to note

Additional Information

Benefits

Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.

Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 18 days of annual paid holidays, 15 days’ vacation yearly (with increases after 5 & 10 years), and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. You are eligible for the aforementioned benefits as a regular employee with a permanent assignment of 0.50 FTE or greater. To calculate this position’s FTE, take the number of hours per week divided by 40, to get the percentage of hours worked. Then take the number of months worked divided by 12, to get the percentage of work year. Then take the percentage of hours worked multiplied by the percentage of months worked to get the position’s FTE (e.g., a position that is 30 hours per week with a work year of 10 months: 30/40 = 0.75; 10/12 = 0.8333; 0.75 * 0.8333 = 0.625 FTE ). For the full LRCEA contract agreement details click here .

Assignment Responsibilities

Generates purchase orders for supplies, materials, and equipment needed for laboratories; and prepares instructional materials and equipment for instructor demonstrations and student use. Organizes and facilitates the collection, clean up, and disposal of biohazardous or toxic chemical waste; interfaces with hazardous waste disposal vendors; adheres to state and local laws and regulations relating to health and safety, and safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials; and maintains the stockroom and laboratory in a safe, clean, and orderly condition, which includes functional checks on safety equipment such as eyewash stations, showers, fire extinguishers and hoods. Assures availability of supplies, materials, and equipment needed for laboratories; and provides training for instructors and new technicians in stockroom operation. Prepares and issues materials and equipment for student use; and cleans, sterilizes, performs minor repairs to, adjusts, and maintains laboratory and stockroom equipment. Trains and provides direction to student help as assigned; operates a variety of equipment related to the science lab and stockroom; orders, receives, and stores supplies, materials, and equipment; communicates results of tests and analyses; and prepares and maintains various records and reports related to laboratory operations, including records of storeroom expenditures and consumable materials use. Operates a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; and maintains supply, materials, and equipment inventories and related accountability records in a scientific storeroom. Controls expenditures within the assigned budget allocation; and provides data for and prepares budget estimates. Operates a motor vehicle as needed; meets with science faculty, Instructional Assistants, and other Laboratory Technicians to assist in the design and development of experiments and demonstrations; and performs related duties as required.

Biology : Prepares and maintains microbial cultures and media; prepares solutions; handles living organisms; works with preserved organisms; moves and relocates biological models; operates autoclaves; cleans lab and stockroom glassware and equipment; and uses dissecting tools.

Chemistry : Prepares materials for instructors including solutions, solids, unknowns, and associated demonstration materials; prepares standard volumetric solutions and reagents used in labs; tests and analyzes chemical and physical properties of liquids, solids, and gasses; maintains a chemical library for students to check out various items needed for their labs or homework; assigns lockers each semester to the various labs; performs minor maintenance and keeps inventory on lockers and usage; maintains breakage cards for instructors in order to monitor glassware breakage and shortages.

Physics : Prepares equipment and materials for instructors; assembles items for demonstration and lab use; repairs equipment using basic electronics skill; calculates data to compare with expected values; maintains sensors and probes; and may work with nuclear materials.

Work Year
10 month

Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Total Hrs per Week/Day
40 hours per week

Special Requirements

Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343; employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of Los Rios Board Regulation R8343.

This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a medical evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE : One year of responsible and successful work experience in a science laboratory or stockroom, or equivalent training.

EDUCATION : Successful completion of two years of college education, with 19 semester units in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics. Additional experience or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: One year of education is equal to 30 semester units.)

Education must be from an accredited institution.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete and submit:
  1. A Los Rios Community College District Application
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Unofficial transcript(s), if using to meet minimum qualifications for this position.


NOTES :
  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Only information (education, experience, etc.) listed on the application will be considered for minimum qualifications.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here .
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date
04/25/2024

Closing Date
06/06/2024

Open Continuously
No

Beginning On (or About)
08/05/2024

Ending Date, if Temporary or Interim

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to HR@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.

Conditions

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment and Certificate of Completion must be obtained within 15 days from the start of employment. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited institution must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

For the latest information on Los Rios Community College’s COVID -19 protocol, please visit COVID -19 Updates .

Quicklink
https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/25122
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions of the position you are applying to with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If hired, can you provide proof that you are eligible to work in the United States (LRCCD does not provide sponsorship)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the Laboratory Technician - Science position (select the appropriate answer):
    • I possess one (1) year of experience PLUS two (2) years of college education, with 19 semester units in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics (please upload unofficial transcripts that shows this minimum qualification has been met).
    • I possess two (2) years of experience PLUS one (1) year of college education, with 9.5 semester units in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics (please upload unofficial transcripts that shows this minimum qualification has been met).
    • I possess three (3) years of experience.
    • I possess three (3) years of college education, with 19 semester units in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics (please upload unofficial transcripts that shows this minimum qualification has been met).
  4. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • Asian Pacific Islander Legacy - Los Rios Employee Group
    • Before The Movie - Movie Theater Advertisement
    • Black Faculty & Staff Association - Los Rios Employee Group
    • California Community College Registry
    • CaliforniaJobNetwork.com
    • CalJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Community College Jobs (communitycollegejobs.com)
    • Comunidad - Los Rios Employee Group
    • DiversityJobs (diversityjobs.com)
    • d'primeramano.net Magazine
    • EdCareers Portal (Standford)
    • Employee
    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs (higheredjobs.com)
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Human Resource Invite
    • Los Rios Job Site
    • Native American Collaborative - Los Rios Employee Group
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Works
    • SacramentoDiversity.com
    • Spectrum LGBTQIA+ - Los Rios Employee Group
    • THE Hub Magazine (Sac Culture Hub)
    • YouTube
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Unofficial Transcript 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript 4
  5. Unofficial Transcript 5
  6. Foreign Transcript Evaluation


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