Laboratory Technician, Liberal Arts
Company: Saddleback College
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: August 3, 2022
Laboratory Technician, Liberal Arts
Job Category: CSEA
Job Opening Date: July 07, 2022
Locations: Saddleback College
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Pay Rate Type: Monthly
Work Days: Monday - Thursday
Work Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to
change in accordance with department needs)
Hours Per Week: 26
Percentage of Employment: 65%
Months of Employment: 11
Required Documents: Cover Letter and Resume
C.S.E.A. Classified Bargaining Unit Salary Range 122
Initial Screening Date: August 18, 2022
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of
the range of duties performed by employees in the class.
Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed
within the job.
Under direction from an appropriate level assigned supervisor or
administrator, assist in the preparation of materials and
demonstrations for an assigned instructional area; operate and
demonstrate the use of specialized equipment, supplies, and
materials; provide assistance to students within the assigned
subject area including, but not limited to, Reading, Writing,
International Languages, English as a Second Language,
Journalism/New Media, or Student Success, and maintain the general
cleanliness and safety of the assigned laboratory.
Positions in the Laboratory Technician class are distinguished from
the Senior Laboratory Technician by the level of responsibility
assumed, as well as size and complexity of the lab. In comparison
to the Senior Laboratory Technician, positions at this level are
assigned to less complex labs, provide technical and functional
direction to fewer hourly staff, and have limited involvement in
budget activities and ordering of supplies and equipment. 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 procedures and policies of the work unit.
The following 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
Assist in the recruitment and retention of Liberal Arts students;
may design and distribute promotional materials and assist in
promotional events on- and off- campus; plan and organize student
participation in local, regional, and national contests,
competitions, and conferences.
Assist in the selection of student workers; provide functional and
technical direction and training to student workers assigned to the
program. Track student workers and other assigned temporary
employees' days and hours worked to ensure compliance with District
Assist instructors in developing instructional materials; prepare
study sheets, visual instructional aides, sample exercises and
exams, and laboratory experiments; may assist in evaluating exams
and maintaining related records related to the laboratory.
Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean tabletops,
desks, and furniture; troubleshoot and perform routine and minor
repairs on a variety of equipment; maintain, clean, and test
assigned equipment; requisition major repairs to equipment as
needed. Liaison and place work order or service tickets with
Technology Services and Facilities departments to maintain
equipment and facilities functioning within the laboratory.
May assist students in following writing and editing standards,
print and digital design, computer usage for graphic creations,
photography, and use of computer software for print, video, audio,
and other new media tools.
May assist in planning and producing banquets and other events for
Liberal Arts as directed.
May check out software systems, video cameras, still cameras,
laptop computers, recording devices, and other accessories to
students; inspect equipment and materials for proper condition upon
May oversee production of student publications and broadcasts;
assist with physical and digital distribution and production of
May train students on the operation of a variety of equipment
including cameras, copiers, printers, scanners, computers, and
Monitor student work; distribute, explain, and collect lab
assignments; maintain records of student laboratory hours and
positive attendance; administer diagnostic tests and make-up exams;
process computerized scoring of exams; verify test scores for
Welcome, orient, and provide general assistance to students within
Liberal Arts; distribute and explain assignments and laboratory
use; demonstrate use of instructional computers and related
software programs, features and equipment to students and staff;
demonstrate use of digital audio listening and recording
Participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials,
and equipment; store, discard and rotate materials according to
standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment;
assist in the procurement of new software and technology as it
Prepare for laboratory demonstrations; set up laboratory apparatus,
i.e. computers and related software and peripheral equipment;
assist students in the use of a variety of laboratory equipment and
instruments; ensure student compliance with laboratory policies,
procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate proper care and
cleaning procedures for laboratory equipment.
Provide a supporting role in assigned lab with budget development
and administration; may assist with student led projects and
publications with the tracking of contracts, billing, and deposit
Provide a supporting role in assigned lab with creating and
implementing an effective learning environment in the laboratory
that affirms diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Provide assistance to students on a variety of laboratory and
course related matters; review student work in progress and assist
in resolving problems.
Receive, process, circulate and store educational media materials;
record and edit recorded materials for specialized use; duplicate
recorded assignments; create cataloging system for recorded
Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones
and emails; relay messages for faculty and staff.
When assigned, schedule tutorial sessions for students using
scheduling software; create tutor schedules under guidance of
instructional or higher level staff; establish discipline details
in scheduling system and monitor online scheduling; monitor and
assist in the submission of time entry for assigned temporary
staff, as required.
Maintain and update website related to area of assignment, as
Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
--- Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment,
and materials pertaining to assigned laboratory and subject
--- Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the
functions, programs, and operations of the assigned project or
--- Theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
--- Principles and practices of laboratory operations.
--- Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies
used within the assigned laboratory.
--- Work organization principles and practices.
--- Effective written and oral communication skills including
accurate academic English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
--- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability,
linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
and creating a culturally inclusive and affirming laboratory
--- Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files,
attendance tracking, and information retrieval systems; basic
principles and procedures of business letter writing and report
--- Current office practices, procedures, methods, and computer
equipment, software, and applications related to the work,
including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, and
--- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
--- Techniques to facilitate effective interaction with people on
an individual or group basis.
--- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and
regulations, including FERPA and the Americans with Disabilities
Act; confidentiality requirements when dealing with personal and
sensitive student information; other legal requirements related to
area of assignment.
--- Occupational hazards and standard safety policies and
--- Principles and practices of providing training and guidance to
temporary staff and student workers.
--- Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and
demonstrations for an assigned subject area.
--- Correctly and efficiently set up laboratory equipment and
materials used in exercises and experiments.
--- Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized
equipment, supplies and materials.
--- Provide assistance to students on matters related to assigned
--- Operate, understand the mechanical function of, and perform
routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment within
assigned area, as well as liaison with the Technology Services and
Facilities departments, as necessary.
--- Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional
--- Learn and understand the organization and operation of the
assigned department as necessary to assume assigned
responsibilities; understand, explain, and apply administrative and
office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws,
regulations, and ordinances; work within the policies, functions,
and requirements of area of assignment.
--- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
in English; use accurate academic English usage, grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and vocabulary; understand and follow oral and written
directions in English; listen actively and effectively.
--- Develop, maintain, and foster effective working relationships
involving interactions and communications personally, by phone,
online, and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups
from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis.
--- Interact extensively with and respond to requests and inquiries
from students, faculty, staff, and the public; effectively present
information in person, online, in writing, or on the telephone to
students, staff, or the public; provide excellent customer
--- Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the
varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic,
socio-economic, linguistic, and disabilities populations of
community college students.
--- Work effectively under pressure with frequent interruptions and
a high degree of public and student contact on a variety of tasks
concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing
priorities; concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of
time; work confidentially, independently, and collaboratively.
--- Exercise good judgment, discretion, and personal initiative in
resolving confidential, difficult, and sensitive situations,
according to established policies and procedures; use sound
judgment in recognizing scope of authority; maintain critical and
sensitive information, records, and reports confidentially.
--- Provide training and work direction to assigned temporary and
--- Effectively utilize computer applications and equipment in the
performance of duties; adapt to changing technologies and learn
functionality of new equipment and systems.
--- Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled,
to assigned job.
--- Maintain the cleanliness, safety, and organization of assigned
area; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures;
monitor activities in assigned area and enforce policies for proper
use and behavior.
--- Participate in trainings, meetings, and conferences on-site,
online, and off-site as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES
--- Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
--- Equivalent to two years of college level coursework in English,
Education, World Languages, Liberal Arts, Journalism/New Media, or
a related field.
--- Two years of increasingly responsible instructional assistance
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
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
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting;
may be exposed to noise, dust; work with laboratory equipment and
apparatus. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health
Physical: 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 computer and laboratory
equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine
coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:
Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary
precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in
California while employed with the South Orange County Community
College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for
your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.
The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of
students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it
serves. The Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19
vaccinations for all students, employees, and volunteers with
allowances for medical exemptions and sincerely held religious
beliefs as defined by law. More information can be found on our
District website by visiting
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The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603,
requires that employers obtain documentation from every new
employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in
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may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of
retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent
employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an
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information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement
System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to
perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to
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If you require special accommodations in the application and/or
selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to
creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity,
equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures
that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds
feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of
belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and
special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and
inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of
California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding
of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within
our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be
part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive
community that approaches higher education with the lens of social
justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff,
administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to
apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged
to consider whether your values align with our District's mission
and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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