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Instructional Lab Technician II - Chemistry

Company: Ventura County Community College District
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:


$62,648.64 - $86,417.28 Annually


Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Job Type



MC - Student Learning

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WHAT YOU'LL DO Under the general supervision of a Dean, and under the work direction of an Instructor, an Instructional Lab Technician II - Chemistry performs complex technical work related to chemistry; oversees the operation and maintenance of a highly technical or complex instructional laboratory, including maintaining supplies, preparing laboratory equipment, reagents, and chemicals for class demonstrations and experiments.There is currently one full-time (12 months/year, 40 hours/week) vacancy located at Moorpark College.

Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a "students first" philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size. Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College's signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America's Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and transforms communities.
More information can be found on the .
The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents through Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training, basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

New Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.
Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in .

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.
Representative Duties
Prepare and set up laboratory equipment, reagents, chemicals and other teaching aids for class demonstrations and experiments. E

Order, receive, inspect and inventory materials, chemicals, and laboratory equipment; assure adequate quantities are available for instructional use. E

Maintain stock rooms, laboratories and other assigned areas in a safe, clean and orderly condition; encourage awareness of and oversee the proper use of facilities and safe practices. E

Prepare, label and maintain adequate quantities of stock solutions and reagents. E

Prepare chemical solutions and unknowns for laboratory demonstrations, practical examinations and general instruction; arrange for proper storage and disposal of toxic, caustic or flammable chemicals. E

Prepare and issue materials and equipment for student use; monitor and maintain records of materials and equipment on loan to or checked out by students and instructors. E

Maintain a variety of files and records regarding instructional materials, inventories, purchase orders and equipment repairs; organize, prepare and maintain laboratory procedures manuals; perform general clerical duties as needed. E

Test, adjust, maintain and perform minor repairs including necessary calibrations to apparatus and equipment; send equipment out for major repairs. E

Assign and maintain records of student lockers; equip lockers with proper equipment and supplies. E

Assist in preparation of the preliminary laboratory budget; project estimated needs, supplies and requests; monitor budget expenditures. E

Use and operate a variety of technical equipment and measuring devices including burets, volumetric glassware, pH meters, chromatograph, analytical balance, voltmeter, and spectrophotometer. E

Screen, select, train, evaluate and provide work direction for student workers. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor's degree in chemistry and two years of work experience in a field of specialty, preferably in an instructional setting.

Supplemental Information
EXAMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2022. The examination process may consist of any of the following components: A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final scoreApplicants must meet the minimum requirements by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements will have their application materials reviewed through a Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (T&E) EVALUATION: A T&E is an assessment by subject matter experts of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.
The candidates with the highest passing scores on the Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation will be invited to the technical interview.

Keywords: Ventura County Community College District, Camarillo , Instructional Lab Technician II - Chemistry, Professions , Camarillo, California

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