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Laboratory Technician, Anthropology and Geography

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Saddleback College

Laboratory Technician, Anthropology and Geography

Initial Screening Date07/17/2018


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under direction from higher level administrative or academic staff, assists in the preparation of materials and demonstrations for lab and field study courses for anthropology and geography instructional areas; operates and demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials; provides assistance to students in lab courses in assigned subject area; and maintains the inventory and cleanliness of the assigned laboratories (both indoor and outdoor), the anthropology/geography work room, and the anthropology and geography storage sheds.


Positions in the Lab Technician class are distinguished from the Senior Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Lab Technician, positions at this level are assigned to less complex labs, have less exposure to hazardous or otherwise dangerous materials, and limited involvement in budget activities and ordering of supplies and equipment. 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.


Knowledge of:

• Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment, and materials pertaining to assigned laboratory and subject area.

• Theories and applications of the assigned scientific discipline.

• Principles and practices of laboratory operations.

• Mathematical principles and scientific concepts.

• Proper methods of handling and storing equipment, materials, chemicals, and supplies used within the assigned laboratory.

• 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.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.


Ability to:

• Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and demonstrations for an assigned subject area.

• Correctly and efficiently set up laboratory equipment and materials used in exercises and experiments.

• Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment, supplies, and materials.

• Provide assistance to students on matters related to assigned laboratories.

• Safely mix and dispense solutions for labs; properly store and dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals and materials.

• Operate, understand the function of, and perform routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment within assigned area.

• Maintain the cleanliness of assigned laboratory and other work areas.

• 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.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  




Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to two years of college level course work in anthropology, geography, other biological/physical science, or a related field.



Two years of increasingly responsible anthropology, geography, or other biological/physical science experience.

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