Instructional and Classroom Support Technician 2

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Position Summary

This position works 11 months (September 16 – August 15)
Hours: Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm....40 hours per week

Open until Filled
Green River College has four locations, including the main campus in Auburn and satellite learning centers in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, high school completion students, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River’s service areas are increasingly diverse. This includes minoritized and marginalized communities, and the increasingly diverse populations that make up Green River’s community.

At Green River College, we recognize the importance of identities, intersectionalities and revolving communities. Green River College honors the vast and growing needs of all our communities. We value all people, their livelihoods and experiences. We are responsive to prioritizing and centralizing the voices and representation of all people and ways of being. Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Green River College encourages applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining, and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.

Under the general supervision of the Instructional & Classroom Support Tech 4, Science Division, the instructional laboratory support technician 2 will coordinate and provide laboratory support to science-related undergraduate science courses, including Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. Lab set-ups are coordinated with the faculty and completed without specific instruction. The position interacts with the other instruction & classroom support technicians, and science faculty to complete assignments. This position is required to abide by procedures and guidelines established by the college.

Duties include

1. Establishing safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and responsibility for training, safely maintaining and disposing of chemicals and specimens
2. Preparing equipment, materials, and solutions for all lab courses and class projects.
3. Procuring and preparing chemicals, equipment, teaching aids, teacher demonstrations and other materials for laboratory instruction
4. Attending lab classes to assist instructors
5. Supporting all science classes and labs

Position Responsibilities

The following have been identified as essential functions of the position. Essential functions are those tasks or functions of a particular position that are fundamental to the position.

• Assist instructors in classes and labs
• Adhere to procedures and guidelines established by the college
• Prepare chemicals, teaching aids and demonstrations for laboratory instruction
• Assist in the development of safe laboratory procedures
• Understands and follows applicable laws, regulations, and other standards to establish and/or maintain a safe work environment
• Understands and recognizes important factors that affect the learning environment, and modifies them appropriately to achieve optimum learning
• Organize and prioritize tasks to ensure they are accomplished and meet strict deadlines as set forth in syllabus/class schedule
• Construct apparatus used in demonstrations; prepare and set up equipment and materials for laboratory experiments using safety procedures in handling hazardous materials
• Search literature to determine methods to improve laboratory techniques and the teaching of scientific principles to students
• Operate, and perform routine maintenance and repair tasks on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; instruct students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment
• Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to support student learning
• Determine appropriate disposal method for waste generated in laboratory experiments
• Provide direction to hourly employees or work study students
• May act as coordinator of laboratory, controlling equipment, chemicals and use of space
• Coordinate laboratory support, maintenance and store room functions;
• Participate in campus-wide events as directed
• Participate in committees as appropriate


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to investigate/research external information resources to determine proper procedures and best laboratory practices
• Knowledge of laboratory safety, chemical use, storage, and disposal, and maintenance and repair of equipment
• Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
• Demonstrated skill and experience in instructional laboratory support

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree with major study in a science related field; OR one year's experience as Scientific Instructional Technician, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

• Combination of training, formal education, and/or research or service laboratory operations experience
• Prior responsibility for technician support of a college level science course
• Experience in support of science laboratory curriculum specifically chemistry, and/or physics • Student focused: Searches out ways to enhance student learning by improving laboratory experience.
• Actively acquires new skills and competencies; accepts personal responsibility to develop talents and knowledge

*** Must have valid drivers license and move between campus sites as needed.

Supplemental Information

Effective October 18, 2021, Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated* or present a medical or religious exemption. New employee vaccination status will be verified upon hire. You must provide documentation of your vaccination record to GRC Human Resources. If you need additional information on medical or religious accommodations, contact [email protected]

*To be fully vaccinated, you must receive your second dose of Pfizer- BioNTech or Moderna, or your single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) plus 14 full days. For example, If your last shot of Moderna or Pfizer was on 11/1, or your only shot of J&J was on 11/1, your first full day of employment would be 11/15).

Required Training:

  • Non-discrimination
  • Ethics
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safety Orientation
  • Title IX
  • Campus Safety Authority (CSA)

To be considered for this position you must complete and submit the following along with your completed online application:

Detailed cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications

Supplemental questions from tab at top of page

This position is part of a bargaining unit subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
At this time, Green River College is not sponsoring for H1-B Visas.
All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.)
Green River College is a tobacco free campus. For more information on the tobacco policy, please visit the following link:
Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report— Green River College’s Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 253-288-3350.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Green River College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, gender orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternate format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359.

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