Laboratory Technician (Biology Department) (Part-time)

San Mateo
Apr 02, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Laboratory Technician (Biology Department) (Part-time)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014577S

Department: Mathematics & Science CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4C0399

Percentage of Full Time: 48%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $28,264.32 (part-time annual) - $36,120.96 (part-time annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Biology Laboratory Technician performs technical work involved with organizing, coordinating, and maintaining supplies, equipment, and instructional support services for a college laboratory. Under general supervision, the employee uses subject matter knowledge to set up laboratory experiments, prepare and organize solutions and laboratory materials as needed and demonstrates the safe use of chemicals, supplies and equipment, including storage and disposal of a variety of supplies, and assists faculty in maintaining laboratory operations. Public contact is extensive, primarily involving faculty and students for the purpose of providing safety and procedural information concerning laboratory operations and supplies. A moderate to high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to apply safety and other policies and procedures related to laboratory equipment and other supplies and to resolve frequent minor and occasional major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in student and employee safety, time, and money; however, clearly prescribed procedures and other controls limit the risk of serious errors. A Laboratory Technician can direct the work of student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in biology
• Successful training and work experience in laboratory operations that has included research and implementation of state-of-the-art equipment, supplies, and materials
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulatory and other safety policies and procedures
• Demonstrated skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to track, format, and report on a variety of data and to compose and prepare spreadsheets, reports, presentations, databases, and other written materials
• Experience with the organization and maintenance of electronic and manual files, inventories, and records

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of technical laboratory operational procedures, protocols, equipment, materials, supplies, and preparation of biology laboratory experiments in a teaching environment
2. Knowledge of required laboratory policies, procedures, and regulations related to subject-specific occupational safety, cleanliness, and sanitation
3. Knowledge of human anatomy
4. Experience with dissection
5. Skill in use of the Microsoft Office Suite and a variety of other computer software to track, format, and report detailed data
6. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
7. Skill in organizing, sorting, categorizing, and accurately retrieving a variety of materials, supplies, and equipment
8. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking and in giving clear and concise instructions
9. Skill in written communication
10. Skill in training and leading the work of others
11. Skill in organizing data, setting up, tracking, and maintaining data in electronic and manual files
12. Skill in working accurately and safely under deadline pressure
13. Skill in scheduling, coordinating, and performing specialized and technical duties to assure efficient lab operations
14. Ability to coordinate, anticipate, and resolve workload issues and problems
15. Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions
16. Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are available. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.

First Review Date: 04/20/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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