Instructional Technician, Physics & Engineering - Part Time
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 8/31/2022
The Departments of Physics and Engineering is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Instructional Technician.
Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.
The purpose of this position is to operate an instructional laboratory, organizing and maintaining relevant equipment, materials, and supplies; to help budget for new or replacement equipment; to facilitate student learning by providing technical assistance to faculty and students; to assist in providing accessibility accommodations for all students; and to train and provide oversight for student assistants in the lab.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply. Those who are excited to join a team working to help students of all backgrounds to realize their potential in technical fields are especially welcomed to apply.
53.3% of full time, 20 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of October 24, 2022. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit. Work Location: Physics Department, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $2,977-$3,240 monthly (salary shown is prorated for 53.3% of full-time, WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 56, Steps A-C).
- Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents (prorated for employees working less than 100% of full-time).
- Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
- Employer-provided life insurance.
- 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
- 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually. (prorated for employees working less than 100%).
- 12 days sick leave accrued annually (prorated for employees working less than 100%).
- Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
- Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
- $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
- CalPERS retirement.
- Position is union affiliated.
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff; AND
- Equivalent to an Associates degree in one of the physical sciences or a related field; AND
- Two years of responsible experience in a science laboratory or stockroom.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Prepare materials, set up and disassemble student labs according to prescribed schedule.
- Set up, operate, and demonstrate the use of specialized equipment in physics, astronomy and engineering labs including measuring instruments and other devices.
- Organize equipment, devices and apparatus in labs and in storerooms for ease of location and use; apply appropriate labeling.
- Maintain a clean, neat and safe lab environment.
- Communicate with faculty regarding lab operations and equipment.
- Maintain appropriate inventory of supplies and equipment; prepare purchase requests for new equipment and supplies; track and monitor equipment checkout; issue and distribute instructional materials for faculty and student use in chemistry labs.
- Repair minor defects in equipment; coordinate equipment repairs through outside vendors.
- Research new equipment using websites or catalogs from a variety of vendors.
- Recruit, train and direct student assistants; schedule, assign and review student assistant work; prepare and maintain a variety of records and files related to student assistant schedules and timesheets.
- Properly store and dispose of hazardous materials.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
- Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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