Laboratory Technician - Audio

Job description

Laboratory Technician - Audio

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Classified Unit A

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 47.5%

Term (months/year): 10 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday/Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Salary Range: A-79

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $2,053 - $2,621 per month (prorated)

Shift Differential:

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: Music

Open Date: 01/17/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
Under general supervision, provides instructional and technical support services for students; prepares and sets up audio laboratory exercises, demonstrations, instructional materials, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment, and materials related to the District's audio programs.

Receives general supervision from the Dean, Arts. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. Provides instructional, technical, and functional direction and training to student workers.

This classification is responsible for conducting a variety of instructional support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other laboratory technicians by having subject matter expertise in the District's Theater curriculum and programs, equipment, and materials. This position is responsible for assisting students with elements of theater production such as set construction, lighting, and sound.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Provides instructional and technical support services for the College’s audio programs; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, and equipment, including software applications that are taught in the classroom.
2. Assists faculty and students in operating audio equipment, hardware, and software.
3. Oversees the use of and access to audio facilities.
4. Prepares and sets up instructional assignments, exercises, and demonstrations.
5. Maintains a clean, orderly, secure, and safe environment in audio facilities.
6. Researches, analyzes, troubleshoots, orders, configures, and implements equipment, hardware, and software for audio production systems.
7. Prepares and sets up laboratory assignments, exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment and supplies.
8. Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed; researches and purchases tools, supplies, and repair parts from a variety of sources.
9. Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities; makes minor facilities and equipment repairs.
10. Assists in coordinating activities with Information Technology, Technical Services, or other audio-related staff to maintain audio-related computer software.
11. Assists students with hardware usages and basic computer navigation in the completion of student’s assignments.
12. Evaluates, responds to, and resolves requests for computer assistance from students; assists users experiencing problems with hardware, software, and other computer related technologies.
13. Maintains laboratory tutor assignments schedules and student usage logs; proctors, administers, and monitors make-up exams and quizzes; refers more complex problems to specialized or higher-level personnel.
14. Diagnoses problems, performs remedial actions to correct problems, and/or recommends and determines solutions.
15. Maintains facilities and computer equipment and peripherals, such as scanners and printers; ensures proper storage of laboratory equipment; ensures work areas are maintained in a clean and orderly condition; maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
16. Learns and applies emerging technologies as necessary, performs duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Principles and practices used in the operation, maintenance, and administration of audio systems, including hardware, software, and analog and digital equipment.
2. Terminology, techniques, equipment, materials, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the College’s audio programs.
3. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
4. General methods and procedures for preparing course materials and laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in various College audio programs.
5. Set up operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various equipment used in the College’s audio programs.
6. Record keeping principles and procedures.
7. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
8. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and College staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Configure, operate, and maintain analog and digital audio systems.
2. Demonstrate and train others on the proper use of audio systems.
3. Perform a variety of functions using Macintosh and Windows computers.
4. Provide substantive assistance to faculty and students on class assignments, performances, or productions for audio courses.
5. Provide a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with individuals of various ages and socio-economic and ethnic groups.
6. Work independently with little direction.
7. Provide oversight/direction to students.
8. Identify and resolve hardware and software problems and perform minor repairs.
9. Create an engaging and positive learning environment.
10. Interpret, apply, and explain applicable College policies, rules, and regulations.
11. Establish and maintain filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
12. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
13. Understand and follow oral and written directions.
14. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
15. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in an audio-related field, or one (1) full-time equivalent year experience supporting related theory and technology.


Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:
The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:
Incumbents work indoors and outdoors, and are frequently exposed to dust, fumes, and allergens and occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, inclement weather conditions, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit various College sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This classification primarily works in an office and standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Incumbents in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds with the use of proper equipment.


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:

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 February 11, 2019, are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at 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 (2) 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 Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

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 a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

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.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. 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 to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

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 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:
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Posted: 2/8/2019
Application Due: 2/8/2031
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