Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts (Substitute)

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Link to job brochure:Classification TitleSenior Laboratory Technician, Performing ArtsJob Category:Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)Job Open Date:06/25/2019Job Close Date:Initial Screening DatePosition ID:NBU062519Job Open ID:NBU062519Position Title:Senior Laboratory Technician, Performing Arts (Substitute)Location10-Irvine Valley CollegeDepartmentFine Arts Productions (IVC-070-084)Term:Short-termSalary Schedule Link:Pay Basis:HourlyPay Range:$29.75/hr% of Range:Hours per week:Up to 25Work ScheduleTo be determined. Will require evenings and weekends.Receives Benefits: NoClassification Benefits:Position-Specific Benefits:Additional Position Information:Permanent link to posting Additional Information

Summary Description:

Under direction from the Chair of the School of Fine Arts, plans, organizes and coordinates performing arts college events and operations for the School of Fine Arts; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the preparation and production of those events; coordinates assigned activities with faculty, staff, students, and other college divisions and departments; and provides a high level of academic assistance to assigned instructors.

The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.

This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment, not to exceed 160 days during each fiscal year. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended.

You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in the Senior Lab Technician class are distinguished from the Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees assume greater responsibility for more technical aspects of a learning program, perform at a skill level with a considerable degree of independence, and operate complex apparatus, equipment and machines. In addition, the Senior Lab Technician must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the assigned field, monitor assigned budgets, order and inventory laboratory supplies and materials and provide significant academic assistance to assigned instructors. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating policies and procedures of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Advanced theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
Principles and technologies of designing and producing fine and performing arts events.
Wood and metal technologies.
Electrical and fundamental electronic technologies.
Fundamental rigging and hoisting technologies.
Lighting, sound and musical instrument technologies.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform complex technical work in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex subject area.
Perform duties at an advanced skill level with a considerable degree of independence.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to performing arts.
Learn and apply district, college, and school policies and procedures relating to School of Fine Arts productions.
Operate and maintain School of Fine Arts equipment including stage machinery, lighting and sound equipment and hand and power tools.
Implement and organize sound, lighting and set design for fine and performing arts events.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment within assigned area.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Participate in budget preparation and administration.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine and performing arts.


Three years of increasingly responsible experience relating to fine and performing arts production.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting; may be exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors; work with power and hand tools and stage equipment and apparatus. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information; may require the wearing of safety glasses or goggles. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire. Per IRS regulations, a Social Security card must be presented at the time of hire.

Contingent/conditional job offer: Any NBU job offer that is received is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment process, as well as approval by the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources or Board approval. The Human Resources hiring process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, as well as completion of new hire paperwork. It is the employee’s responsibility to incur the cost of any testing required for the position (approx. $70), and there will be no reimbursement for this expense. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the hiring process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment paperwork may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment.

NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the requirements of Section A, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at anytime. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.

Single worksite restriction: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. Interpreters and models are exceptions to single site employment.

Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.

160 day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work. It is the employee’s responsibility to monitor and track the amount of days that they work to ensure they do not exceed the 160 day limit. It is the employee’s responsibility to notify their supervisor and Human Resources immediately if they are approaching the 160 day limit. NBU positions are not part of the Classified service and that by working less than 160 days of a college year, NBU employees are not entitled to any employment.

Substitutes: Substitutes may work for a permanent Classified employee who is on leave, or a vacant Classified permanent position. Substitutes in a vacant Classified position may work a maximum of 90 working days in the position during the recruitment process. NBU employees who substitute for Classified positions may not necessarily meet the minimum qualifications for the position and may, or may not, assume all of the job duties and responsibilities of the position. By substituting for a vacant Classified position, there is no guarantee that the substitute will be selected to interview for the vacant permanent position if posted, or selected for the position if interviewed. Substituting for a Classified position also does not entitle a NBU employee to any future consideration for the same or other positions. Substitutes must complete the online application process during the specified time frame to apply for any permanent Classified position at

Rate of Pay: NBU employees must inquire with their supervisor as to the rate of pay that they will receive. They must have agreed to the rate, prior to accepting and beginning any current or future NBU assignment. Questions regarding rate of pay must be directed to their supervisor. NBU employees are paid according to departmental budgets, the skill set/level of expertise required for the assignment as determined by the supervisor/department/division, and various other factors, not longevity.
Classified substitutes will be paid at the first step of the Classified Salary Schedule range of the position that they are substituting for. Exceptions may be paid for previous Classified employees. Holidays/Jury Duty: NBU employees are not paid for holidays or other time not worked (i.e. Jury Duty).
California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522. Information regarding AB1522 will be sent to all new hires after the new hire paperwork session. Overtime: Time and one-half is paid for all hours worked over 40 in one week, per FLSA guidelines. Shift pay does not apply to NBU employees.

Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from June 15th – June 14th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year. The exception to this requirement is that if a NBU employee is currently contributing to PERS from another agency, they will be required to contribute to CalPERS while employed at SOCCCD. Once an employee joins CalPERS, all future assignments will also have CalPERS deducted. It is the employee’s responsibility to inform their supervisor of their CalPERS status for current and future assignments.

Administrative termination: NBU employees who have not worked in a six month period will be administratively terminated due to inactivity. In order to be rehired, the employee must recomplete the hiring process.

Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at or Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.

Mandated reporter: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred.

Mandated reporters include faculty, district leadership staff, and classified staff, including Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) employees.

Additional Classification Information:Position Specific Benefits:Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan various performing arts and concert activities; coordinate use of concert facility; coordinate transportation and movement of musical instruments; establish rehearsal and concert schedule; plan and execute sound, lighting and décor arrangements; serve as stage and house manager for performances.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop scenic designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; establish procedures for construction and installation; build designs in accordance with established guidelines and safety procedures; establish procedures for the operation of rigging and stage machinery.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Develop lighting plots for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; hang, focus and patch lighting instruments; plan and execute special rigging requirements; make necessary hook-up records; program lighting console; plan cueing sequences.

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Develop sound designs for performing arts productions; plan and order necessary materials and supplies; record and edit necessary music and/or sound effects; program and operate recording and editing equipment; make cue sheets for production; plan and execute special rigging requirements.

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Assist instructors and students in the use of a variety of lighting, sound and stage equipment, materials and supplies; monitor student crews involved in building scenery; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in class and laboratory situations.

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Dismantle equipment for repair and inspection; perform routine maintenance and repair of wood working equipment and tools; inspect and align lighting instruments, cables, dimmers and consoles; inspect and align all related sound equipment.

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Act as production consultant for School of Fine Arts events; assist college when feasible.

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Attend School of Fine Arts events to implement, supervise, and ensure proper and safe operation of facilities and equipment.

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Oversee and participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment; acquire and maintain an inventory of materials for instructional programs; store, discard and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment.

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Participate in budget preparation and administration for performing arts productions; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures.

Job Duties

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Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones; relay messages for faculty and staff.

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for ApplyingRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume / CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Other Doc
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine and performing arts?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Have you obtained at least three years of increasingly responsible experience relating to fine and performing arts production?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Describe your work experience relevant to this position and list the length of time in each job.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. If selected for an interview, will you be able to provide verification of your education and employment related to this job posting?

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 6/26/2019
    Application Due: 8/25/2019
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