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Instructional Lab Technician-Science and Allied Health-Evening

companySouthwestern Community College District
locationChula Vista, CA 91910, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/19/2023

Instructional Lab Technician-Science and Allied Health-Evening

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 880 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Department: Higher Education Center at National City & Crown Cove Aquatic Center

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under the direction of the appropriate administrator, oversee and coordinate the operations of the complex sciences and allied health stockroom; perform complex technical work related to sciences including prioritize, distribute, and coordinate lab assignments; and train, assign, and review work assigned to students and lab technicians.
  1. Prepare and issue materials and equipment for student use; ensure that all supplies, equipment, and chemicals are presented in a safe and orderly fashion for each specific lab according to the schedules of faculty for both day and evening labs; prepare chemical solution, reagents, unknowns and other laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment; dismantle and clean up labs.
  2. Maintain stock rooms, laboratories, prep areas and other assigned areas in a safe, clean and orderly condition; encourage awareness of and oversee the proper use of facilities and safe practices; assume responsibility for the security of the building, chemicals, equipment, and supplies; store, handle, treat, and dispose of hazardous chemicals as necessary for all instructional programs in the Center/School according to applicable safety laws and regulations.
  3. Participate in safety programs and workshops; institute necessary changes to keep department functioning in a safe manner; encourage awareness of and oversee the proper use of facilities and safe practices.
  4. Organize, prepare and maintain laboratory procedures manuals; generate lab protocols for faculty, staff and student workers.
  5. Rewrite and update lab experiments to meet need; perform newly introduced experiments before presentation to students; identify problems and advise instructor.
  6. Maintain state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation; test, adjust, maintain, use, and perform minor repairs including necessary calibrations to apparatus and equipment to ensure optimal operation; monitor gas levels; send equipment out for major repairs; coordinate usage of instrumentation with other departments.
  7. Use and operate a variety of technical equipment and measuring devices; learn to use and operate new equipment as obtained.
  8. Assist instructional staff; provide safety training to part-time instructional staff; demonstrate departmental procedures in the lab.
  9. Work cooperatively with, and coordinate activities with other District staff and service areas including maintenance, purchasing, computer services, warehouse, cashiering, and other offices throughout campus.
  10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Principles, practices, procedures and equipment used in science, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy and medical assisting labs.
  • Science, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy and medical assisting laboratory operations at the community college level.
  • Operational characteristics of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and equipment used in the science, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy and medical assisting departments.
  • Biotechnology instrumentation.
  • Basic principles of lead supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Occupational hazards and standard fire safety practices.
  • Proper methods and techniques governing the storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Prepare and set up laboratory equipment, models, reagents and other teaching aids for class exercises, experiments and demonstrations.
  • Prioritize and coordinate experimental laboratory set-ups.
  • Use and operate a variety of technical laboratory equipment and measuring devices.
  • Apply techniques of precise measurement and notation.
  • Ensure the proper operation, care and security of assigned equipment, specialized materials and supplies.
  • Assemble, maintain and repair lab equipment for safety and functionality including state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate competence in the areas of science, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy and medical assisting.
  • Issue, present, and receive equipment, supplies, and chemicals in a safe and orderly fashion.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new instruments, equipment, and systems.
  • Assist instructors in planning demonstrations.
  • Prepare chemical solutions, reagents, unknowns, and other laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment utilized by chemistry, instructors, and students.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: completion of two (2) years of college with major course work in science, medical lab technology, phlebotomy, and/or medical assisting or a related fieldANDTwo (2) years of work experience that demonstrates knowledge in assigned areas.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Maintenance of cadavers and preserved animal specimens.
  • Operation, procedures, and basic maintenance of autoclaves.
  • Preparation and maintenance of microbiological cultures and sterile technique.
  • Bachelor degree preferred.

Range 26, Steps 1-6, $5,466.33-$6,915.88. Plus 2.5% evening shift differential. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. AND Monday-Thursday: 1:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department, which are subject to change every semester. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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