SCIENCE LAB TECHNICIAN II - BIOLOGY
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
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego
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application is submitted. Important instructions to applicants are
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Application Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of
application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range:
Range: CL-32: $3,842 (Step A) or $4,063 (Step B)
Based on experience
Anticipated Start Date: January 2022
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of
technical and specialized 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.
Assist in the maintenance of the animal house, lath house,
greenhouse, exhibit areas, and other storage facilities, including
dusting, cleaning, and disinfecting (as necessary) of all surfaces
and equipment, etc. Assist the Biology Technician, Senior in the
preparation of the annual department budget in researching budget
requests, monitoring expenditures and maintaining spending limits.
Assist in the regular care of animals kept in the animal house,
labs, or prep areas, and maintain or raise cultures of protozoa,
insects, brine shrimp, etc.
Ensures that all department assigned facilities laboratories,
prepare areas and stockrooms are maintained in a clean,
well-organized and safe condition.
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.
Works closely with discipline faculty to define supplies and
materials needed to support existing and new curriculum.
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.
Works closely with faculty or senior staff to develop protocols for
preparation, organization and delivery of scientific instructional
materials and equipment for basic and advanced laboratory
experiments and exercises.
Assists faculty in the classroom as requested to carry out
Assists instructors and students (as requested by instructor) in
the use of advanced instructional equipment typically found within
Assists with open lab sessions as requested by faculty. Calibrates,
adjusts and performs daily maintenance of standard equipment found
in discipline labs.
Operate a wide variety of specialized equipment including
telescopes, lasers, test equipment, chemical instruments,
microscopes, audio-visual equipment, computers and printers and
other electrical and mechanical devices for areas of
Given adequate training, performs basic procedures and protocols
using complex analytical equipment.
Reports issues with equipment or protocols to senior staff, and
partners with senior staff to solve/ repair issues or to make
Handles, stores and disposes of hazardous materials in a safe and
proper manner in compliance with local, state and federal laws and
Correctly labels secondary containers of all materials. Maintains
currency on relevant safety standards for area of discipline.
Works with junior staff members to ensure recordkeeping
requirements are met.
Works with Department Chair or lead discipline faculty to provide
information necessary to prepare department budget; determine costs
for specific courses; develop complex budgets for research projects
including new or unusual equipment or supplies.
Works with discipline faculty to conceptualize and assemble complex
experimental preparations involving a broad range of standard and
specialized laboratory equipment in a specific discipline.
Develops and implements training protocols for laboratory
technicians, assistants and student workers as needed to ensure
efficient department operations.
Ensures that appropriate timesheets are filled out for junior staff
and that new employees are adequately trained and monitored.
Carries out department or discipline research projects as directed
by senior staff or lead faculty.
Communicates clearly and effectively with department and
interdepartmental staff and faculty both orally and in writing;
prepares reports necessary for department operations.
Consults with vendors regarding supplies, material and equipment
In cooperation with discipline faculty, designs and implements
standard operating procedures to ensure recordkeeping requirements
Maintains inventories of supplies and equipment in order to achieve
May coordinate with other discipline technicians to ensure proper
set up and turnaround of materials and equipment for scheduled
May participate in hiring process for part-time, temporary
laboratory technicians or student workers.
Participates in modification and improvement of instructional
Perform related duties as assigned.
- General safety equipment and protocols for the specific
discipline in which employed.
- Complex methods for preparation of materials and supplies
necessary for laboratory exercises and demonstrations;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide
variety of college and district personnel as necessary to solve
problems and ensure smooth daily operations.
- Operate a variety of equipment typically found in discipline
- 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.
- Operate a personal computer and use a variety of software
packages consistent with the needs of the department. Operates some
specialized computer equipment and software specific to unique
discipline or department needs.
- With minimal direction, effectively participates in coordinated
operations in order to meet department timelines and goals.
Exhibits high quality decision-making and judgement skills allowing
independent work for substantial time periods.
- Learn new and updated techniques when instructed by senior
Any combination equivalent to: two
years college-level course work in related science discipline and
two years of experience in a science laboratory.
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.
Application materials with pictures or personal
render your application incomplete.
Please do not include any materials that were not asked for.
Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE
beginning the application may make the application experience more
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
A complete and current resume.
Cover Letter - 1 -2 Page addressing how you meet the
requirements of the position.
On a separate document INCLUDE the following 2
Attach a list of biology and chemistry classes and labs
you have completed.
Describe your experience setting up labs and working with
various materials and lab equipment.
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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Act and who require accommodations for completing the application
process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources
Department by calling (619) 644-7679.
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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