Senior Laboratory Technician, Physics/Engineering/Astronomy

Job Posted 9/21/2022
Science and Mathematics
7600 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568
United States
Category Education
Job Description
The Chabot College Community
Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja programs were first created at Chabot College, and have since been replicated across the state. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here.

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Laboratory Technician, Science and Mathematics for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under direction, provide difficult instructional support assistance at the paraprofessional level to students and faculty to ensure effective and efficient teaching/learning in the area of assignment; prepare materials and demonstrations for one or more assigned instructional areas; operate and demonstrate use of specialized equipment, supplies, and materials; assume budget responsibility for purchasing supplies and placing supply orders; provide assistance to students within the assigned subject area(s); ensure that instructional laboratory facilities, instruments, and equipment are effectively, efficiently, and safely maintained; and may provide lead direction to student assistants; and serve as Chemical Hygiene Officer.

Positions in the Senior Laboratory Technician Class may be assigned a variety of assignments from those duties listed within the REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES section or a combination of those and other related work functions. Even though the same general level of difficulty and responsibility is found within each position, positions assigned to different disciplines are not interchangeable and each position has its own particular qualification requirements even though they are derived from a general minimum qualifications section. Each position is a separate and distinct classification as defined in Section 88001 of the Education Code of the State of California.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Senior Laboratory Technician positions are distinguished from the Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Coordinator by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. In comparison to the Laboratory Coordinator, positions at this level do not oversee the activities/assignments of other Laboratory Technicians. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. In comparison to the Laboratory Technician, positions in this class exercise greater levels of independence and involvement in budget activities and ordering of laboratory supplies and equipment for their department.

This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.

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