Instructional Lab Technician III - Chemistry (September 2019) Citrus Community College
Posting Number: 0600848 Position Title: Instructional Lab Technician III - Chemistry (September 2019) Posting Date: 08-21-2019 Closing Date: 09-19-2019 First Consideration Date: Department/Division: Physical, Natural, & Health Sciences (Chemistry) Funding: District Funded Job Category: Classified Assignment: Full-Time Percentage Employee: 100% Months per Year: 12 Work Days per Week: Monday through Friday Work Schedule per Day: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days FLSA: Nonexempt Placement/Range: 39-1 (Starting salary for a new classified hire at Citrus College is fixed at Step 1) Pay Rate: $4,621.47/mth
Benefits: The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only.
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Position Summary: Provides technical and instructional assistance to students involved in scientific disciplines that include laboratory settings designed to further their knowledge. Sets up, demonstrates, oversees, and designs, tests, or simulation situations to support learning in compliance with student lab requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Works with students individually and in class-sized groups to enhance their learning. Provides direct assistance in the use of equipment and materials needed for instruction as well as orienting students to the laboratory. Sets up established laboratory experiences for students as required by course outline or faculty direction. - Works with faculty and/or instructional administrator to design, construct, modify or rebuild equipment, modules, experiments that will be used in the classrooms/laboratories in a division comprised of various related but different subject areas. Provides technical assistance to students, faculty and staff; troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with equipment; may assist in setting up laboratories. - Assists instructors in the classroom/laboratory concurrently with lecture or discussion. May actually perform more dangerous and/or complex procedures for students. - Receives study and simulation modules from faculty members, and then facilitates small groups of students who are participating in the exercises. - Administers learning simulations, tests, and quizzes to students as provided by instructors in class or lab environment. Assists instructors by administering make-up tests. - Designs, constructs and/or fabricates equipment, modules, and experiments that will assist the instructor in the delivery of desired instructional outcomes. - Acquires, maintains, and inventories equipment, materials, and supplies such as but not limited to, wood and wood products, metal items, live and preserved biologic specimens, etc., and written materials required for student instructional needs. Performs repairs on equipment and learning assistance devices. Checks out and maintains control over tools, equipment, supplies, materials used by students. May be required to maintain contact with appropriate vendors. - Over the telephone or in person provides students, staff, instructors and public with information relating to specific programs. May take messages for students or instructors who are working in the area. May copy materials for distribution for students. - Maintains records of laboratory activity, including typing forms or inputting data or otherwise retaining information regarding the acquisition, maintenance and distribution of tools, equipment, materials, supplies, and/or written materials. This includes document to support the handling of hazardous or dangerous materials, substances, and chemicals. - Provides for the general cleanliness and security of the laboratory or shop work area. Handles and disposes of harmful or hazardous materials according to specific instructions relating to their disposal. Participates in providing for a safe environment for the conduct of the laboratory. Reports maintenance problems as they occur. - Oversees the work of student helpers. Coordinates their activities in support of the instructional goals. Trains student helpers in appropriate technical aspects of their work. May maintain records for pay purposes. - Proctors exams including those from on-line, or distance learning courses. - Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and safely disposes chemical and biohazard waste. Prepares and maintains hazard labels on all chemicals used in laboratory preparations/protocols. - Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Requires specialized knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of physical science subjects such as chemistry and physics. - Requires a well-developed knowledge of instructional methods and techniques. - Requires in-depth knowledge of laboratory or workshop procedures, organization, equipment, tests, experiments, and simulations. - Requires a working knowledge of the handling and treatment of harmful chemicals, substances, and equipment, depending on the type of lab. - Requires sufficient reading, math, and writing skills to perform individual and small group tutoring. - Requires sufficient human relations skill to facilitate learning with small groups and to convey technical concepts to others. - Requires sensitivity to the needs and needs and behavior of student of various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. - Requires the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position including deliver instruction to small groups, design and set up laboratory assignments, experiments, simulations, and tests, as well as student projects. - Must be able to maintain the lab and equipment in a safe and organized manner, including the handling of hazardous or dangerous materials and equipment as required for some labs. - Requires the ability to instruct students in the use of equipment and programs. - Requires the ability to perform routine recordkeeping and report writing duties. - Must be able to organize and prioritize work and manage time effectively. - Must be able to communicate in both formal and informal setting with students, instructors, and other interested parties. - Must be able to coordinate the activities of work study students. - May require the ability to perform work assignments at all District locations.
Minimum Qualifications: See Education and Experience below.
Preferred Qualifications: - Two years of experience as a laboratory technician in a higher education science department setting. - Two years of experience with the preparation and proper disposal of chemical reagents in a laboratory setting. - Two years of experience in working with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the safe disposal of chemical and hazardous waste materials. - Experience working as member of an instructional team.
Education and Experience: - A bachelor's degree in a science-related discipline, and two years of instruction or tutoring experience; or, in the absence of a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or the completion of at least sixty (60) college-level semester units, and four years of instruction or tutoring experience; or, in the absence of an associate degree, or the completion of at least sixty (60) college-level semester units, six years of instruction or tutoring experience.
Physical Abilities: - Requires sufficient ambulatory to move to work stations. - Requires sufficient arm, hand, finger dexterity in order to use a personal computer keyboard and other office equipment. - Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings. - Requires visual acuity to read numbers and words and to observe students perform tests and assignments.
About Citrus College: Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.
Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.
Mission Statement Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.
Accreditation Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at https://accjc.org.
'CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.' It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use 'NA' (not applicable), do not use terms such as 'see resume' or 'see attached'. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
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Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on 'Finished Attaching Documents' and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on 'Finish Attaching Documents Later'. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected 'Finished Attaching Documents' and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.
About Transcripts: --Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position. --Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer. --Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year. --Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position. --All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position. --Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: --A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview. --Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled. --Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview. --Travel costs must be borne by the applicant. --Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President. --If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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