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Science Laboratory Technician

Employer
Contra Costa Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Administrative
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Science Laboratory Technician

Posting Number: 0001571
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $4,392.00 - $5,351.00/ mth. See special instructions for initial salary placement.

Position Definition:
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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:


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 laboratory.
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 training.
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience:
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 workplace safety.
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.

Knowledge Of:
Methods, techniques and procedures used in the planning, development and delivery of a science laboratory program.
Subject matter and theoretical principles of assigned discipline.
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.

Skill To:


Ability To:
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 equipment.
Understand the function of, operate, demonstrate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and calibrate technical instruments.
Perform administrative work accurately and efficiently, including budget monitoring.
Interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Lift, move and manipulate objects and equipment within laboratory.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Stay current with changing environmental health and safety regulations.
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 duties.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • 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



Special Instructions:
During the semester, the successful candidate will work until 8 pm to support evening labs, but will shift to a daytime schedule in between semesters.

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 schedule.

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 consideration.

Job Close Date: 11/19/2021
Open Until Filled: No

To apply, visit https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/8097

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