SCIENCE LAB TECHNICIAN III - PHYSICAL SCIENCE, PHYSICS AND
ASTRONOMY - EXTENDED
San Diego County - Grossmont College
Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day
with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher
education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that
transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse
academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our
institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating
achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a
culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and
social justice, and continuously examining our processes and
practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits
package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have
continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible
employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we
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Application Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:59
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of
application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Department: Physical Science, Physics & Astronomy
Location: Grossmont College
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range: CL-36; $4,325 (Step A) or $4,573 (Step
Based on experience
Anticipated Start Date: Late October, 2021
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform advanced
instructional support functions to individual students or group of
students in a classroom or laboratory environment in a specific
instructional area to facilitate effective learning.
Physical Science, Physics & Astronomy:
Perform a variety of responsible, skilled, specialized and
technical duties related to the organization, coordination and
operation of physics, astronomy and physical science laboratories.
Interpret circuit schematics and perform repairs on sophisticated
electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, oscillators,
generators, power supplies, Geiger counters, multimeters, lasers
and microwave equipment. Maintain and operate the college
observatory, which includes a computerized telescope along with
other telescopes, solar filters and a variety of eyepieces. Mix
chemicals, produce and develop 3-D holograms using laser
technology. Maintain departmental videocassettes and super 8 film
loops; operate audio-visual equipment. Perform a variety of duties
in the care of the college weather station including maintaining
its mechanical instruments, reading rain gauges and wind speeds.
Dry mount and heat press charts and diagrams. Experience working
with lasers and microwave equipment, and experience in the repair
of electronic equipment required.
Performs required tasks to ensure these conditions, or assigns and
follows up on completion of tasks to other department technical
staff in order to achieve efficient and safe operation of
Coordinates general laboratory operations for a discipline.
Coordinates use of laboratories and workloads of junior staff to
ensure that classrooms are adequately prepared for scheduled
Defines supplies and materials needed to support existing and new
Consults with vendors regarding supplies, material and equipment
Orders supplies, materials and equipment to meet the needs of
laboratory classes; receives supplies, materials and equipment and
works with junior staff to coordinate proper storage.
Devises systems and protocols for preparation, organization and
delivery of scientific instructional materials and equipment for
complex laboratory experiments and exercises.
Assists faculty in the classroom to carry out complex
Assists instructors and students (as requested by instructor) in
the use of complex instructional equipment, materials and supplies
typically found within a discipline.
Conducts open lab sessions for students as necessary to meet
Develops and implements protocols for training, calibration,
adjustment and daily maintenance of standard and complex equipment
found in scientific laboratories of a specific discipline.
Trains other laboratory technicians on the use and daily
maintenance of complex scientific and analytical equipment.
Operate a wide variety of specialized equipment including
telescopes, lasers, testing and measurement devices, chemical
instruments, microscopes, audio-visual and other electronic,
electrical and mechanical devices. Troubleshoots processes and
makes recommendations or alters protocols to improve
Performs simple equipment repairs or arranges for major repairs of
complex equipment or instrumentation.
Ensures procedures are in place and are followed for the safe
handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Develops and
implements training protocols for faculty and staff regarding
handling and storage of hazardous materials. Ensures that all
hazardous materials are properly received, containered, labeled,
stored and disposed.
Ensures that all local, state and federal laws and standards are
Designs and implements standard operating procedures to ensure
recordkeeping requirements are met.
Maintains inventories of supplies and equipment in order to achieve
Works with Department Chair or lead discipline faculty to prepare
discipline budget; determine costs for specific courses; develop
complex budgets for research projects including new or unusual
equipment or supplies.
Prepares basic reports necessary to department operations.
Works with faculty to develop and pilot new or updated curriculum
using materials and equipment common to the discipline.
Trains faculty on the use of complex analytical equipment to
support classroom implementation.
Develops and implements training protocols for laboratory
technicians, assistants and student workers as needed to ensure
efficient department operations.
Leads discipline/ department research projects in areas of
Works with faculty and students to carry out projects.
Communicates clearly with faculty, staff and administrators to
ensure that department operations support the overall goals of the
department and division.
Ensures that all department assigned facilities laboratories,
prepare areas and stockrooms are maintained in a clean,
well-organized and safe condition.
Participates on college-wide committees and hiring committees to
meet needs of department/discipline.
Participates in modification and improvement of instructional
Works with faculty or other technical staff to develop & pilot
curriculum utilizing complex analytical equipment.
Works with junior staff members to ensure recordkeeping
requirements are met.
Perform related duties as assigned.
- Detailed safety requirements and protocols for discipline in
which employed and related disciplines.
- Complex methods for preparation of materials and supplies
necessary for laboratory exercises and demonstrations;
- Correct English usage including grammar, spelling, punctuation
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide
variety of college and district personnel in order to solve
problems and ensure smooth daily operations.
- Operate a variety of equipment typically found in discipline
where employed and closely related disciplines.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions; write
reports and other discipline documents that can be followed by
other department employees.
- Follow and apply safety regulations involving the care, storage
and handling of materials used in the department or
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
- Provide information and assistance to faculty, other staff
members, students (if requested by faculty members) and other
members of the campus community.
- Perform complex calculations as necessary to prepare materials
necessary for laboratory materials. Teaches junior staff to perform
calculations necessary to complete laboratory tasks in a
- Operate a personal computer and use a variety of software
packages consistent with the needs of the department. Operates
specialized computer equipment and software specific to unique
discipline or department needs.
- Works independently to effectively complete complex
organizational task in order to meet department timelines and
goals. Leads junior staff in meeting department goals and
objectives. Seeks appropriate counsel with discipline faculty or
administrators. Exceptional decision-making and judgement
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Maintain currency in knowledge relevant to discipline in which
Any combination equivalent to: two
years college-level course work in related science discipline and
three years of experience in a science laboratory. Increasingly
responsible science lab experience required.
Instructional lab or classroom
environment, subject to fumes, chemical preservatives, noise, and
heat. May be exposed to outdoor environment with various weather
conditions and encounters, depending on area of assignment. May be
subject to frequent standing and occasional lifting, bending and
stooping depending on area of assignment. May be required to lift
up to 40 pounds.
* Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list
of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.
Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed
within the job.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting,
specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider
saving the job description or opening a new browser window.
*ATTENTION* MATERIALS WITH PICTURES OR PERSONAL
INFORMATION WILL RENDER YOUR APPLICATION
INCOMPLETE. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT
Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach
beginning the application may make the application
experience more seamless.
POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
A complete and current resume
In place of a cover letter answer the following four (4)
This position requires the maintenance and repair of
physical equipment including electronics. Describe situations that
demonstrate your ability to set up, maintain, and repair such
Provide a detailed explanation of your experience with
computer hardware and software and your level of proficiency with
specific hardware and software programs.
Within the fields of physics and astronomy, describe any
lab or field experiences you have had as a student, teaching
assistant, laboratory technician, or other capacity in preparation
for this position.
Provide any additional information about yourself that
would enhance your application and highlight your passion for the
Physics and Astronomy Sciences.
Please upload .doc, .docx, or PDF files. If you
are working on Google Docs or Mac files please be sure to save
under .doc or PDF for file to upload correctly.
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employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior
to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of
your identity and authorization to work in the United States.
GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities
Act and who require accommodations for completing the application
process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources
Department by calling (619) 644-7679.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint
clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be
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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college
district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a
high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened
its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The
district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that
it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region
through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a
student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds,
ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The
district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters
cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that
ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide
range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have
become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its
top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and
Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known
for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture,
Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology