Instructional Lab Technician / Biology
San Diego Community College District
Closing Date: 6/6/2022
Position Number: 011935
Location: San Diego Miramar College
Position Type: Classified
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Instructional Lab Technician / Biology at San Diego Miramar College. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. Work hours are Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, with possible evening hours.
San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Instructional Lab Technician/Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences. Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We are a fast-growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (<1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.
In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5:Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.Strategic Direction 3- Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.Applicants can review Miramar College's full strategic plan on Miramar College's: https://sdmiramar.edu/sites/default/files/2021-07/San_Diego_Miramar_College_Fall_2020-Spring_2027_Strategic_Plan.pdf
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.
The successful candidate would have the following desirable Qualifications:
- Demonstrated successful completion of biology related course work.
- Demonstrated experience in setting up, testing and preparing biology laboratory experiments for instructional use.
- Demonstrated experience in maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory equipment.
- Demonstrated experience with handling and maintaining live plants, aquatic animals, microbes and preserved specimen.
- Demonstrated experience with safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
- Demonstrated experience in maintaining laboratory records, and monitoring budget expenditures using computer software.
- Demonstrated experience in working independently and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or related field. Experience in an instructional setting is desirable
Range 24 ($4,028.92- $6,431.07) per month based on the current Classified salary schedule. New employees will begin on Step A ($4,028.92), Step B ($4,230.36) with 18 months of verified, paid, full-time equivalent related job experience or up to Step C ($4,441.88) with 36 months of verified, paid, full-time equivalent related job experience. For purposes of salary placement, 7.5 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of directly related coursework from a regularly accredited institution will be equivalent to one (1) year of job experience. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-exempt (may accrue overtime). Excellent Benefits are provided to all Contract employees with assignments greater than, or equal to, 50% (0.50 FTE) and all eligible dependents. A temporary probationary period will apply to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com
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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