Laboratory Technician, Categorical-Lateral Opening (one or more positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7058298 (Ref.No. P0015114 and P0015115)
Posted: July 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

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 higher level academic and administrative staff, assists in the preparation of materials and operations for an assigned instructional area; operates and demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials; provides assistance to students within the assigned subject area; and maintains the general cleanliness of the assigned instructional area.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of equipment and materials pertaining to assigned instructional area. Principles and practices of instructional area operations.
Principles and techniques of customer service.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to:

Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and demonstrations for an assigned subject area.
Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to assigned area.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment within assigned area.
Maintain the cleanliness of assigned instructional area.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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 course work.


Two years of increasingly responsible instructional assistance experience or similar experience requiring strong customer service skills.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license may be necessary.

Conditions of Employment:

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 functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a classroom setting; may be exposed to noise, dust; work with instructional area equipment and apparatus; frequent interaction with students. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom 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 instructional area equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Employment in these positions is contingent upon funding by the California Adult Education Program (CAEP).

We have two locations and two different schedules:

Saddleback Adult Education at Serra High School Laboratory Technician schedule – Monday through Thursday 2:30-9:15 PM (1/2 hour break).

Saddleback Adult Education at Silverado High School schedule – Monday through Thursday 1:30-8:15 PM (1/2 hour break).

Both positions will work at least 90% outdoors.

Please note, the District will observe an alternative 4/10 work schedule from the week of May 31, 2019 through the week of August 9, 2019, exceptions may apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist instructor in preparing materials for use and ensuring operational needs are met; orient and provide information and assistance to students as needed; answer phone and respond appropriately to inquiries.

Assist students in the use of a variety of equipment in assigned area; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures and safety precautions; oversee student check-in and check-out processes; schedule tutorial sessions for students using scheduling software.

Create tutor schedules under guidance of instructional staff; establish discipline details in scheduling system and monitor online scheduling; monitor time sheets; prepare, monitor and certify payroll time cards.

Prepare material to communicate activities; prepare flyers, notices, and other hard copy information; maintain and update website.

Provide assistance to instructional staff in establishing, projecting and monitoring expenditures; maintain necessary and adequate inventory levels; order equipment and supplies as needed.

Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean table tops, desks and furniture; perform routine and minor repairs on equipment ; liaison with other campus departments to ensure working order of facilities, equipment, furnishings, etc.

Maintain and prepare data regarding student enrollment and usage; manage and maintain the electronic scheduling system and ensure all necessary data is tracked.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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