Science Laboratory Technician
Diablo Valley College
$4,392.00 - $5,351.00/ mth. See special instructions
for initial salary placement.
To operate a science laboratory and maintain equipment, tools,
materials and supplies; provides assistance to faculty and
students; selects, trains and supervises student assistants to work
in science laboratories and storerooms.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Performs the timely preparation, set-up and issuing of materials,
equipment and lockers for use in student laboratory demonstrations,
experiments, exercises and exams.
Operates and demonstrates the use of specialized equipment and
instruments commonly found in community college laboratories
Maintains a clean and safe learning environment in the laboratory,
laboratory office and storage areas.
Prepares and maintains a variety of records, logs and files related
to supplies and equipment.
Monitors utilization of supplies to assure a well-stocked
Prepares and manages a supply budget.
Prepares various media, cultures, solutions, and stains.
Assembles, tests, installs, operates and maintains laboratory
equipment and materials.
Notifies appropriate personnel of needed repairs, maintenance, or
any hazardous condition that exist in the laboratories.
Assists faculty in the planning and implementation of experimental
design and preparation of laboratory exercises.
Inspects areas for hazardous material spills.
Communicates with instructors, vendors and suppliers regarding
science laboratory purchases, operations and equipment.
Provides appropriate student safety training; maintains records of
Collects, monitors, controls, labels, keeps detailed logs and
stores and arranges for safe disposal of hazardous chemical,
reagent and hazardous chemicals and biological waste.
Recruits, selects, trains and supervises assistants; schedules,
assigns and reviews work to ensure optimal use of the lab.
Provides instructional guidance and assistance to individuals and
small groups of science students; reinforces concepts, techniques
and practical applications presented by the instructor.
Attends periodic training to maintain current knowledge of proper
handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and related
record keeping requirements.
Performs general clerical duties.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
One (1) year of responsible experience in a college, public health,
hospital, clinical or research setting performing
discipline-specific tests and processes, including experience in
EDUCATION / LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a
discipline relevant to assigned area, or equivalent.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Red Cross First Aid
and CPR certificate.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Cal OSHA Certification.
Methods, techniques and procedures used in the planning,
development and delivery of a science laboratory program.
Subject matter and theoretical principles of assigned
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.
Scientific laboratory equipment, materials, supplies, methods,
practices and techniques.
Tools, materials and equipment used in the repair, calibration, and
maintenance of science laboratory equipment and instruments.
Principles, practices, and environmental health and safety
regulations necessary to use and dispose of hazardous materials or
work with laboratory equipment.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Principles of record keeping and budget administration.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Organize and prioritize laboratory activities.
Research, adapt, and apply laboratory methods, practices and
techniques common to assigned department.
Perform routine and analytical work needed to prepare equipment and
materials for laboratory assignments.
Effectively and safely operate, adapt, and maintain scientific
Understand the function of, operate, demonstrate, maintain,
troubleshoot, repair and calibrate technical instruments.
Perform administrative work accurately and efficiently, including
Interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules and
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Lift, move and manipulate objects and equipment within
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those
contacted in the performance of required duties.
Stay current with changing environmental health and safety
Safely handle, store and dispose of hazardous materials.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the
diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity,
sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and
religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with
all individuals encountered in the performance of required
- Ability to manage split responsibilities and time effectively
between biology and chemistry
- Previous experience with Biology and/or Anatomy/Physiology
laboratory facilitation and the ability and willingness to work
with human cadavers,
- Knowledge/experience with prepping and setting up chemistry lab
equipment, including preparing solutions while implementing
chemistry lab protocols
- Experience managing and maintaining chemical inventories as
well as chemical and hazardous waste management
During the semester, the successful candidate will work until 8 pm
to support evening labs, but will shift to a daytime schedule in
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is
$4,392.00 per month, second step $4,614.00 per month or third step
at $4,847.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on
current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which
an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each
fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the
maximum step of $5,351.00 per month is reached on the salary
Contra Costa Community College District is returning to some
in-person activities in a gradual, responsive process following all
relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance related to
COVID-19. Job applicants are advised that the Contra Costa
Community College District has mandated that District employees
will need to be vaccinated or obtain a waiver for religious or
medical reasons. Employees who receive a waiver will be required to
wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment condition is
unacceptable to a job applicant, they should not apply for
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled:
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