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Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California
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Date Posted 09/28/2013
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Salary $3267.92 - $4170.79  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 10/10/2013
DEPARTMENT LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II - Chemistry Natural Sciences 100% - 12 Months #008 DEADLINE EXTENDED File District Application – Thursday, October 10, 2013 by 12:30 p.m. Monthly Salary: $3267.92 - $4170.79 (Starting monthly salary $3267.82) Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. BASIC FUNCTION Under supervision of the Division Dean, supports and facilitates instruction in the Chemistry department by preparing or supervising the preparation of laboratory materials and the distribution and control of study materials and equipment and to do related work as required. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES 1. Lead direction to preparing laboratory apparatus, charts, displays, models, unknown samples and solutions used in Chemistry; stocks each laboratory with necessary supplies for the day’s instruction and schedules work so that instructional materials are ready for appropriate labs at appropriate times. 2. Operates, uses and may repair or adjust a variety of instruments and equipment necessary in Chemistry classes for conduct of work. 3. Maintains or leads maintenance of stockroom, lab rooms, department lost and found, and maintains security of stockroom and laboratories. 4. Performs periodic minor maintenance, repair, adjustment, and set-up of equipment which may include soldering, wiring, carpentry, and mechanical work; performs miscellaneous troubleshooting on equipment and instruments. 5. May provide lead direction to lab aides and student helpers and answer questions of students using the laboratories. 6. Issues, stocks and checks-in chemistry supplies; collects and accounts for fees. 7. Ensures that chemicals are stored and used according to established safety regulations. 8. Collects chemical waste from the laboratories and arranges for its proper disposal. 9. At the request of supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician II. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of:  Chemistry lab equipment and analytical instruments, materials, supplies and procedures appropriate to the chemistry area  Elementary stock control methods  Use of computer to maintain inventory and other records Ability to:  Plan and organize workload so that lab materials are available and set-up at appropriate times  Keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions  Modify and revise equipment and instruments  Troubleshoot and do minor repairs on devices found in the chemistry labs KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES (cont.) Ability to:  Organize stocking and issuing of student chemistry supplies and equipment and check-out and return procedures  Collect and account for laboratory fees  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and instructors  Work in a multiethnic environment EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Associate’s degree and one year of college Chemistry with quantitative laboratory work. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Organic chemistry with laboratory and biochemistry with laboratory. Additional chemistry courses above the minimum. One year of paid experience working in a chemistry laboratory. Experience with chemistry instruments such as gas chromatograph, infrared spectrophotometer, etc. Excellent interpersonal skills. Genuine enthusiasm for student success. BENEFITS Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families, along with life insurance for the employee. In addition, there are sixteen (16) paid holidays per fiscal year. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. APPLICATION PROCEDURES A DISTRICT application form, cover letter, resume and transcripts are required and must reach Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on the above date. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically or by FAX transmission. APPLICATION PROCEDURES (cont.) To request the District application by telephone, call 626.585.7257. The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position. Applications MUST include all items listed below: 1. Official District application form 2. Cover letter 3. Professional Resume 4. Transcripts of undergraduate work (official copies are required). Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application. 5. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional) Mail District application and supporting documents to: Human Resources (C204) Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106 MISSION The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities. At Pasadena City College we serve our students by:  Providing courses and programs, in a variety of instructional modalities, which reflect academic excellence and professional integrity  Fostering a dynamic and creative learning environment that is technologically, intellectually and culturally stimulating  Challenging our students to participate fully in the learning process and encouraging them to be responsible for their own academic success  Respecting them as individuals who may require diverse and flexible learning opportunities  Supporting organizational practices that facilitate student progress towards their goals  Encouraging and supporting continuous learning and professional development in those who serve our students: faculty, staff, managers, and administrators. INSTITUTIONAL CORE VALUES As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:  A Passion for Learning INSTITUTIONAL CORE VALUES (cont.) We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.  A Commitment to Integrity We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.  An Appreciation for Diversity We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.  A Respect for Collegiality We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.  A Recognition of Our Heritage or Excellence We recognize that we draw upon the college’s rich tradition of excellence and innovation in upholding the highest standard of quality for the services we provide to our students and community. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Individuals who are unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed. Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District. The application/interview process may involve speaking, reading, writing, and answering questions or other test-taking procedures. If you believe you may need reasonable accommodation to perform any of these tasks, need to inquire as to the specific nature of the tasks, or to assure physical access to the interview site, please contact Human Resources at 626.585.7388 and ask for the individual responsible for the scheduling and monitoring of employment interviews. The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101-542) The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled. An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Human Resources office. PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer POSTED: 09/24/13 yj
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