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Laboratory Technician - Science

Employer
Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Job Posting Title Laboratory Technician - Science Location Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College) Department Location Science and Allied Health Posting Number C01727P 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 .

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 17 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 extensive 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 divided 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 12 months: 30/40 = 0.75; 12/12 = 1; 0.75/1 = 0.75 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 bio hazardous 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.

Additional Information Work Year 10 month (August - May) Work Schedule
2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday – Friday Total Hrs per Week/Day 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 / EDUCATION : One year of responsible and successful work experience in a science laboratory or stockroom, or equivalent training. Successful completion of two years of college education, including 15 semester units in the subject area to which assigned and 4 semester units in a related subject area (preferred), i.e. 15 semester units in Biology and 4 semester units in Chemistry, or comparable experience.

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 a maximum of 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: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)

Education must be from an accredited institution.

Application Instructions
  1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).
  2. Resume (required).
  3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required).
  4. Letter of Interest (required).


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.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial 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.
  • 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.

Physical Demands Salary $3,958.33 per month LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Plus shift differential.
Posting Date 11/09/2021 Closing Date 12/02/2021 Open Continuously Beginning On (or About) 01/04/2022 How and where to apply

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

After hours 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, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Effective October 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must have received the first dose of the vaccine against the virus that causes COVID -19 and effective December 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:
  • be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
  • or participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes
  • or be inside a building or office

unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.

All new hires must be fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption within forty-five (45) days of hire. Within seven (7) days, all new hires must show proof they have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine, or have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.

Quicklink https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/16805 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form 'Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime', P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form https://losrios.edu/lrccd/shared/doc/hr/forms/p-881.pdf and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
    • No answer
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • D'Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • LRCCD Resource Group - API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • The HUB
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document


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