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Portland Community College

Location: PortlandOR 97280 Document ID: AC362-0T32 Posted on: 2018-10-1110/11/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
2018-11-10
 

Instructional Support Technician III - Science, Health and Nutrition (Part time



Instructional Support Technician III - Science, Health and Nutrition (Part time .65 FTE)

Portland Community College


Requisition Number: 09464

Location: Sylvania Campus

Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: Varies

Position Status: Classified; Salary Level 18, Part time, Non-exempt

Starting Salary Range: $18.43 - $18.98 per hour

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Job Summary:
This is a laboratory technician position that supports Sylvania Campus physical sciences laboratories (chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics) and provides support for some stocking and quality control (solutions, buffers, etc.) of the biology teaching laboratories.

Hours are: Mon-Thur 1:30PM - 9:30PM, plus some Friday hours.

The .65 workload is based on expected breaks between terms, and a reduced summer workload. The weekly work load, averaged over the year, is 26 hours per week. Opportunities to work additional hours is expected but not guaranteed.

Benefits will be prorated.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.




PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options.

Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
- Starts at 6.67 hours of Vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of Sick Leave per month
- 24 hours of additional Personal Leave days per year
- 11 Paid Holidays

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age. Tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.



Responsibilities/Duties:
1. Works with faculty/instructional administrator to design, construct, modify or rebuild equipment, modules, experiments that will be used in the classrooms/laboratories in a division comprised of various related but different subject areas. Provides technical assistance to students, faculty and staff; troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with equipment; may assist in setting up laboratories.

2. Coordinates the support activities of many laboratories; establishes procedures for the use of equipment, supplies, materials, software, hardware, machinery and other items used; insures that faculty and students are oriented to the proper uses of the laboratories.

3. Provides work direction for student helpers, work study students and staff; coordinates work schedules to insure coverage; orients new staff to the procedures and policies of the laboratories; trains staff in the safe maintenance and use of all equipment used in the laboratories; monitors performance and reports any problems to administrative supervision.

4. Acquires, maintains and inventories equipment, materials, supplies, written materials, software and hardware required for student instructional needs; performs repairs on equipment; checks out equipment, supplies, materials to students; maintains contact with appropriate vendors.

5. Maintains records of activities undertaken in the support of the laboratories which may include typing forms, inputting data or otherwise retaining information regarding the acquisition, maintenance and distribution of tools, equipment, materials, supplies, and/or written materials.

6. Provides for the general cleanliness and security of the laboratories or work areas; disposed of hazardous materials according to specific instructions relating to their disposal; assists in providing for a safe environment for the conduct of the laboratories. Reports maintenance problems as they occur.

7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
- Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in a chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics discipline appropriate to the instructional support.

Two years of experience supporting laboratory activities in the chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics areas are required; experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Must have proven communications skills adequate to assist students in understanding the work they are to perform. Proven ability to lead others.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
- Successful experience supporting teaching laboratories, especially chemistry teaching laboratories.
- Successful experience in a chemistry laboratory setting where speed, accuracy, and customer service are highly valued.
- Experience setting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Very high curiosity and interest in learning new laboratory techniques and new laboratory instruments.
Experience working in a team environment.
Experience supporting working relationships with full-time and part-time faculty and staff, as well as vendor contacts.
- Experience managing complex inventories.
Extraordinary tendency to be task-oriented and habitually tidy.


When you apply, Please be prepared to attach a document with your responses to the following Required Questions:

1. Please share a work experience in which you were faced with competing priorities and limited time. What steps did you take to manage your work successfully and what did you learn that would help you to be successful in a similar situation in the future? (Please limit your answer to one page.)


2. What can you do, as a laboratory tech (IST 3) to proactively support a workplace environment that supports students, staff, and faculty with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and support students from widely difference education and science experience. (Please limit your answer to one page.)


Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position you must submit:
1. Completed responses to the (2) Required Questions from the Committee - scroll to see questions below - (attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please directly address how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

When you apply, Please be prepared to attach a document with your responses to the following Required Questions:

1. Please share a work experience in which you were faced with competing priorities and limited time. What steps did you take to manage your work successfully and what did you learn that would help you to be successful in a similar situation in the future? (Please limit your answer to one page.)


2. What can you do, as a laboratory tech (IST 3) to proactively support a workplace environment that supports students, staff, and faculty with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and support students from widely difference education and science experience. (Please limit your answer to one page.)


- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE). Probationary period will be in accordance with Article 13 of the Classified Agreement. Current Classified employees are encouraged to review Article 15 for salary placement guidelines.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Resume
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:


Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: jobs.pcc.edu

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.







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