Job details

Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Position Number: 3311365
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research


Laboratory Technician 2 - Science Prep Lab


Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or humanresources@tmcc.edu.

Job Description

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada is seeking applicants for a Part- Time Laboratory Technician 2 in the Physical Sciences department.

Under general supervision, the Laboratory Technician 2 will perform the full range of duties described in the series concept in a designated field of specialization, and in addition, perform complex technical duties that require specialized knowledge in a specific scientific discipline such as biology, chemistry, zoology, botany or other field. Duties frequently require the application of judgment in identifying and selecting the most appropriate laboratory techniques which may vary with laboratory circumstances and the analytical testing required. Major responsibilities include: preparation of physical science course laboratories, maintenance of science preparatory laboratory, faculty support, adhere to laboratory safety, and maintain open communication with all departments. The position may be assigned to supervise lower level technicians, volunteers and/or students.

Required Qualifications

This position requires graduation from high school or equivalent education and three (3) years of experience in a laboratory setting that involved performing various laboratory tests and experiments, and maintaining and repairing basic laboratory equipment; OR one (1) year as a Laboratory Technician I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

This position requires working knowledge of specialized laboratory techniques used in a specific scientific field; materials, supplies and equipment used in a laboratory; and scientific literature and references needed to research information in the designated scientific discipline.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in the sciences from an accredited institution.
  • Two years managerial experience in a science laboratory.
  • Completed formal laboratory safety training.
  • Ability to coordinate operations and supervise others as assigned; and order, distribute, and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.


Schedule

The typical schedule is Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm with some evenings required; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.

Compensation Grade

Grade 27 (Step 01 $17.80/hr. - Step 03 $19.32)

To view the classified compensation schedules, please visit: Classified Compensation. Select Salary schedule, PP01. In classified service, salary is in Grade and Step. The Grade is determined when the position was created. The Step is determined based on the Nevada Administrative Code.

The Perks of PERS!

Classified Employees are enrolled in The Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada (PERS) upon hire. The PERS retirement plan is beyond compare. Please visit the Benefit Estimator Retirement Calculator for more information.

Perks of Working at TMCC!
  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
  • 15.5% retirement match in PERS, 10 hours of annual and 10 hours of sick accrued each month, 11 paid holidays.
  • Life insurance, long-term disability, generous annual and sick leave - Classified Benefits
  • Sports and Fitness Center with annual or monthly membership options for employee and spouse/domestic partner.
  • ComPsych supports employees through life's difficult moments.
  • Free parking on all TMCC campus locations.
  • No State income tax.
  • All full-time faculty and staff are provided with a variety of discounts and employee purchase programs.
  • Classified Grant-in-Aid: TMCC encourages employees to pursue training and educational opportunities available to them through the Nevada System of Higher Education Institutions. Tuition is paid in full when Classified employees enroll in a course that can apply toward the completion of a degree or is job-related.
  • Classified Registration Fee Reduction Program: The College offers this program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of Classified employees (working at least 53%). The Classified Registration Fee Reduction Program may be used for undergraduate courses through TMCC.
  • All full-time faculty and staff are provided with a variety of discounts and employee purchase programs.


Exempt
No

Full-Time Equivalent
75.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Attach the following attachment(s) to your application

Resume/CV - (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

Cover Letter - (optional)

Contact Information for Three Supervisory References - (required) Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

Transcripts - (optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.

Veteran Interview Consideration - (optional) - To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc).

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


To apply, visit https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TMCC-External/job/TMCC---Truckee-Meadows-Community-College---Dandini-Campus/Laboratory-Technician-2---Science-Prep-Lab_R0132348

Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCCs five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

A vital leader in the New Nevadas growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu or view our virtual tour at tour.tmcc.edu.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.






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