The Position: Applications are currently being accepted for Instructional Lab Technician / Biology in Life Sciences, located at City College. Hours are (list days and hours). Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
Desired Qualifications: The follow qualifications are not required but desired:Evidence of at least one college laboratory course in microbiology or biotechnology, and one in organismal biology and chemistry. Evidence of experience training and furnishing work directions to others. Evidence of experience maintaining laboratory supplies, equipment, and inventories. Evidence of successful experience with troubleshooting equipment common to a modern laboratory setting and acting as a technical advisor. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, and coordinate the use of limited equipment and material resources. Demonstrated ability assisting laboratory instructors in developing new instructional materials including identification of appropriate equipment, software, and supplies, and testing of protocols. Evidence of training in health and safety regulations appropriate to a laboratory setting, including experience in the creation and implementation of SOPs for equipment and laboratory preparation procedures. Experience in the storage, handling and proper disposal of chemical and biological hazardous materials. Experience caring for laboratory animals, plants, microbial cultures, and preserved specimens (including human cadavers). Evidence of proficiency with technology, such as MS Word and Excel, and experience with PeopleSoft or similar human resources, financial, and supply chain management system. Evidence of working successfully within a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community, and with individuals of varied socioeconomic backgrounds, especially in a higher education setting. The Instructional Lab Technician/Biology is expected to meet the following minimum qualifications upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Instructional Lab Technician/Biology assignment.Knowledge of: Basic principles of Biology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, and Biotechnology. Basics of biological laboratory and field equipment. District organization, operation, policies, and objectives. English usage, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Field collecting techniques. General needs and behavior of students of various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Laboratory safety regulations and techniques. Minor emergency first aid. Office computer document and spreadsheet applications. Oral and written communication skills. Preparation and handling of chemical solutions, reagents, and bacteria media. Principles and practices of work direction and training. Principles and techniques of animal care, handling preserved specimens and cadavers, microorganisms, and organisms. Principles of handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous material and waste management (chemical and biological). Principles, practices, and procedures of sterilization techniques for microbiology. Record-keeping techniques. State and local regulations regarding animal care and cadaver careSkills and Abilities: Assemble, maintain and repair laboratory equipment. Assist students in understanding and applying basic principles of biology. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate competence in laboratory safety and chemical and biological hazardous waste management. Ensure the care and security of equipment, materials, supplies, and specimens. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Explain work assignments to students. Issue and receive equipment and supplies. Lift, carry, and move up to 25 pounds of weight. Maintain records and prepare reports. Operate a microcomputer. Receive and issue equipment and supplies. Apply techniques of precise measurement and notation. Meet schedules and time lines. Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks. Relate effectively with people from varied cultural and socio-economic background Train and furnish work direction to instructional assistants and aides. Follow verbal and written directions from supervisor and/or designees. Work cooperatively with others. Work independently with little direction. Demonstrate competence in basic lab skills.Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: satisfactory completion of core courses required for an AS degree in any biological science and at least two years of successful work experience in the field of Biology or a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.Experience in an instructional setting is desirable.
Pay Information: Range 24 ($3,721.58 $5,940.47) per month based on the current AFT Classified Unit Office Technical Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and may accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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