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Instructional Technician, Chemistry - Part-Time
West Valley-Mission Community College District


Date Posted Oct. 11, 2021
Title Instructional Technician, Chemistry - Part-Time
University West Valley-Mission Community College District
Saratoga, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Sciences - Chemistry
 
 


Instructional Technician, Chemistry - Part-Time

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date:

Definition:

The Chemistry Department is seeking a talented individual to fill the part-time position of Instructional Technician.

West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

The purpose of this position is to operate an instructional chemistry laboratory and maintain relevant equipment, materials, and supplies; to facilitate student learning by providing technical assistance to faculty and students; and to train and provide oversight for student assistants in the lab.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This posting is open until filled.

Assignment:

53.3% of full time, 20 hours per week, 11 months per year, with start date as soon as possible. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Chemistry Department, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:
  • $2,835$3,085 monthly (salary shown is prorated for 53.3% of full-time, WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 56, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents (prorated for employees working less than 100% of full-time).
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually. (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.


Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Equivalent to the completion of an Associates degree from an accredited college with major coursework in chemistry.
  • Two years of responsible experience in the field of chemistry.


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare materials and set up student chemistry labs according to prescribed schedule; clean and disassemble labs.
  • Set up, operate, and demonstrate the use of specialized equipment, instruments, and apparatus in a community college chemistry laboratory.
  • Prepare and standardize chemicals from concentrate; dilute chemical reagents and verify content.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe lab environment.
  • Communicate with faculty regarding lab operations and equipment.
  • Order, receive, store, and inventory equipment, supplies, materials, and consumables for lab experiments; prepare purchase requests for new equipment and supplies; track and monitor equipment checkout; issue and distribute instructional materials for faculty and student use in chemistry labs.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs, and files related to equipment and supply inventory and purchase.
  • Dispose of hazardous waste and household hazardous materials in accordance with federal, state, and district laws and guidelines; maintain required documentation regarding the purchase, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals; participate in required training for hazardous materials generators.
  • Recruit, train, and direct student assistants; schedule, assign, and review student assistant work; prepare and maintain a variety of records and files related to student assistant schedules and timesheets.
  • Calibrate instruments; coordinate equipment repairs through outside vendors.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 7412174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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