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Technician, Science Lab

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Job Number 1908075
Technician, Science Lab

Closing Date: 09/27/2019
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Position InformationLocationRiversideHours40 hours as assigned.SalaryTechnician 5/119 ($36,730.00 - $52,472.00)FLSA StatusNon-ExemptReports ToDepartment Chair, Supervisor, or designeeCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

To prepare, set-up and issue materials and equipment for use in student laboratory demonstrations, experiments, exercises and exams; assists in the operation and maintenance of instructional labs; participates in the planning and implement of lab exercises and experiments; assists instructors with the development/improvement of laboratory exercises.
Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare, assist in developing, perform set-up and clean-up of instructional labs; may include assisting the faculty and students during lab experiments, exercises and exams.*
  • Performs annual inventory of all lab chemicals and maintains current list of stored chemicals for labs in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations; provides SDSs information for each instructional lab demonstration, experience, exercise and exam.*
  • Maintains a working knowledge of a variety of laboratory equipment and demonstrates the safe and proper use/disposal of equipment including hazardous or biohazardous materials.
  • Prepares, tests, adjusts, modifies, performs routine maintenance on, calibrates a variety of technical laboratory equipment, trouble-shoots equipment and makes minor repairs and/or arranges for service repair.*
  • Ensures lab safety and respond to laboratory emergencies. Maintain working knowledge of health and safety procedures/regulations including but not limited to first aid and CPR.*
  • Purchases lab and office supplies; track supply budget; obtain approvals for purchases following established department and college processes.*
  • Collaborates with faculty and supervisors on the development of lab schedules, procedures, and documents lab procedures.*
  • Ensures EHS compliance in the laboratory through proper labeling and storage of equipment and hazardous materials.
  • Partners with ACC EHS Department to ensure policies and procedures are followed for safe handling of hazardous and biohazardous materials.
  • May oversee the work of hourly employees.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Hazardous material/waste handling and disposal. Laboratory safety practices. Knowledge of specialized discipline such as Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science, depending on the area of assignment. Laboratory tests and experiments policies and procedures for science disciplines.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships Handling lab materials precisely and accurately. Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body. Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of attention to detail and follow-through. Understanding and following instructions precisely. Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Use related laboratory software applications.Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Work experience in an instructional lab setting.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.

    Four years of related work experience may substitute for this education requirement. Applicants who substitute work experience to meet the education requirement must use additional related work experience to meet the years of "Required Work Experience" for this position. Please note that the college reserves the right to amend these terms of substitution at any time.
  • Preferred Education

    Bachelor's degree or higher in discipline area.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Depending on area of assignment, may require Hazard Communications Training.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a variety of settings. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling, and at times subject to stooping, crawling, and climbing. May need to lift heavy objects of up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. May be exposed to a variety of temperatures, noise, moving mechanical parts, or chemicals. Specific vision abilities may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to focus.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • Ensures accessibility of documentation of emergency procedures.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Posted: 9/15/2019
    Application Due: 9/22/2019
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