Assistant, Laboratory - Natural Science (2 Openings)

Posted: 11/13/2022

Assistant, Laboratory - Natural Science (2 Openings)

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Job Summary: Prepares material for open instructional laboratories according to established procedures. Interacts with individuals outside of the College in laboratory preparations.

Job Description
Applicants may be asked to demonstrate any or all of the following duties:
1. Prepares laboratories daily. Assures cleanliness and follows all national and state requirements pertaining to the specific discipline.
2. Acts as the department's representative when working with individuals outside State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in the coordination of laboratories run by institutions renting State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota laboratory space.
3. Performs inventory of laboratory materials and equipment, and maintains records as required.
4. Coordinates use of laboratory equipment, media, and materials to meet daily student and instructional requirements.
5. Facilitates a safe, secure and productive working environment. Demonstrates work methods to new employees, participates in the orientation of new employees and assists in the work flow of peers.
6. Plans, prepares, and develops various teaching aids.
7. Participates in personal growth and development activities to maintain current in field and course requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
• Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years related experience, or one year of college in related field, or one year certificate from college or technical school and one or more years experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Essential Skill Expectations:
-Biology and/or Chemistry background
-Experience working with chemicals, preparation of chemical solutions, making dilutions and handling hazardous waste
-Math skills to facilitate solution preparation
-Ability to multitask and be flexible
-Ability to cope with sudden changes in schedule or plans
-Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
-Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner
-Ability to follow directions accurately
-Ability to delegate work and supervise student employees
-Keen time management skills
-Detail oriented
-Service oriented
-Excellent interpersonal “people” skills are required
-Ability to work in a team environment as well as ability to work independently
-Ability to maintain clear, concise records for lab set up, inventory and requesting/managing supplies
-Ability to maintain a clean, well-organized and safe lab environment
-Experience with identifying supply needs and generating lists of supplies and materials needed in the lab
-Computer skills such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note one position will be hired for 20 hours PT for Fall 2022 and move to a 35 hour week position in Spring 2022. The 2nd position is a a full time, 35 hr/week position, However, the work schedule may vary slightly each week. The schedule is generally 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday but is dependent upon the requirements for the lab activities that are scheduled. Position is subject to availability of funding.

Public Record: All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college.
Veteran Preference: This position is a career-level position and is eligible for veteran preference. If you qualify, please complete the Veteran Preference section of the application and attach a copy of your DD214. Pre-Employment Screenings Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name: Natural Science
Campus: Venice, Bradenton
Work Schedule: 12 month
Work Hours From: Varies
Work Hours To: Varies
Total Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week
Requested Start Date: ASAP
Job Type: Staff/Administration
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hiring Range: $15.40 - $20.60
FLSA: Non-Exempt
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