The Position: From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster: San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for classified positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students. As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 53 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities. We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are currently being accepted for an Instructional Lab Technician / Biology, in the School of Math and Natural Sciences department located at San Diego Mesa College. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, the ILT will assist in the instructional program by performing complex technical work in an instructional laboratory environment in the subject of Biology/microbiology. Duties include overseeing multiple instructional laboratories for Biology/microbiology courses, and require technical and/or academic training and experience in the field of Biology/microbiology. Incumbents work independently and provide work direction and training to instructional assistants and/or student assistants. This position does NOT include any teaching responsibilities, nor does it directly lead to a teaching position.
Desired Qualifications: Major factors to be evaluated for this classification will include: Demonstrated competence in laboratory techniques and equipment commonly required for community college laboratories in microbiology and general biology. Demonstrated competence in the application of biosafety level I and II laboratory guidelines involving the preparation and handling of microbial cultures and chemicals. Demonstrated competence in the application and use of chemical safety level I and II chemicals. Demonstrated knowledge in the proper handling, storage and disposal of chemical and biological wastes. Demonstrated competence in aseptic techniques. Demonstrated competence in culturing a variety of microbial species including those needing specialized conditions. Demonstrated knowledge of basic safety and first aid. The skill to order, receive and maintain equipment and supplies. The skills and ability to oversee use and maintenance of autoclaves and other equipment in microbiology prep laboratory. The ability to plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines. The ability to train, direct and provide support for laboratory staff. The utilization of standard office and technology applications as needed or required. The ability to work independently with little direction. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. The following qualification is desired or preferred but not required: Significant upper division coursework or a bachelors degree in microbiology or a closely related field; OR additional two years of relevant work experience.
Pay Information: Range 24 ($3,721.58 $5,940.47) per month based on the current AFT Classified Unit Office Technical Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and may accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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