Laboratory Technician I - Chemistry



Laboratory Technician I - Chemistry

Mt. San Antonio College


Job Category: Classified

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 47.5%

Term (months/year): 12 months

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday-Wednesday, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.; Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Salary Range: A-79

Salary: Steps 1-6, $1,931 - $2,465 per month

Shift Differential: Subject to shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Health & Welfare: Employees working less than fifty (50%) percent are not eligible for health and welfare benefits. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and Metlife Social Security Alternative Plan. *Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Department: Natural Sciences

Open Date: 07/05/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, provides instructional support services for faculty and students of the Chemistry program; assists in preparing and setting up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, instructional materials, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to the Chemistry program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the Dean, Natural Sciences. Exercises no direct supervision of staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry-level in the Laboratory Technician - Chemistry class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with limited experience learn to perform more routine tasks and lab work in the Chemistry program. Initially, work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern and exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. This class is distinguished from the Laboratory Technician II - Chemistry in that the latter performs more advanced lab technician services requiring additional training and/or experience.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Assists in preparing and setting up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies.
• Provides instructional support services for the Chemistry program; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, and equipment.
• Operates, demonstrates use of, and maintains various laboratory equipment and materials, including lab solutions, reagents, and unknowns.
• Prepares and sterilizes instruments.
• Cleans and ensures proper storage of laboratory equipment; ensures laboratory and work areas are in clean and orderly condition.
• Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
• Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed.
• Assists in training student workers.
• Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
• Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

• Terminology, techniques, equipment, materials, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the Chemistry program.
• Basic methods and procedures for preparing course materials and laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in Chemistry courses.
• Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various tools and equipment used in the Chemistry program.
• Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
• Record keeping principles and procedures.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

• Learn principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to the Chemistry program.
• Assist students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to the Chemistry program.
• Create an engaging and positive learning environment in a laboratory or other learning environments.
• Learn and demonstrate proper use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies used in the Chemistry program.
• Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
• Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
• Establish and maintain a filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in chemistry or related field and one (1) year of experience working in a classroom, laboratory, or similar setting.

Equivalencies:


Preferred Qualifications:


License(s) & Other Requirements:
The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If required to operate a vehicle in the position, employees must demonstrate possession of a valid California’s Driver’s License.

Working Environment:
Employees work in a laboratory/classroom and in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, dust, fumes, and allergens, and hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or students in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a laboratory/classroom environment and in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to operate varied lab equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Hazards:


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/2014ASRFinal.pdf

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:


Typing Certificate Requirements:


Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on August 2, 2017 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate.

THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Inquiries/Contact:

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225.
E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

Cancel RTF Policy:
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE,DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION. THIS RECRUITMENT MAYBE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

To apply, visit: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/



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