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Classified Employment Opportunities

LABORATORY ASSISTANT III - 50%
Health Sciences

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
(initial filing deadline; open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Health Sciences Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual with demonstrated organizational, technical, and laboratory skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a regular, part-time, 10 months per year (217 days) Classified position. Hours of work will generally be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (may vary with lab needs), Monday through Friday. Candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Under direction, coordinate the day-to-day operation of a laboratory; assist in the preparation of instructional materials for use or laboratory demonstration; hire, train and supervise student assistants and short-term, non-continuing employees; and perform related work as required. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Health Sciences Programs at Santa Rosa Junior College prepare students for entry into the practice of professional registered nursing, vocational nursing, medical assisting, radiology technician and phlebotomy. There are excellent full-time and adjunct faculty in these programs with excellent teaching and clinical skills. Our facilities in the Race Building include classrooms with state-of-the-art computer and presentation equipment, a computer laboratory and Learning Resource Center, and human simulation laboratories. Clinical experiences take place in a variety of facilities and agencies throughout the county. The Health Sciences Programs of Santa Rosa Junior College are well established and respected in Northern California. The programs attract excellent students and have outstanding graduates. The faculty are knowledgeable clinicians with a dedication to teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to coordinate the activities of laboratory to supplement classroom instruction; instruct students and perform experiments and demonstrations in the area assigned; use and demonstrate the specialized instruments and equipment in the area to which assigned; must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; communicate effectively in English; follow and give oral and written directions; identify problems and recommend solutions; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain accurate records; act as a lead worker to other classified staff within the area; supervise student assistants and short term non-continuing personnel; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate a sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of fundamentals, terminology, techniques, equipment and materials in area assigned; materials, tools and equipment to be used in the laboratory setting; budget maintenance and operation; skills in establishing and maintaining effective public relations.

Required Education: Completion of two years of college with major coursework or demonstrated in-depth knowledge in the Health Sciences area; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred:

  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Student-service centered

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES

This classification may require certificates indicating proficiency or training in the area assigned. Must be able to work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy items (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.

SCOPE

The Laboratory Assistant III has an in-depth knowledge in the instructional area to which assigned; responsibilities are discharged with demonstrated expertise and authority.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Laboratory Assistant III is distinguished from the Laboratory Assistant II by the in-depth knowledge required of the instructional area assigned and degree of independence required. This classification also has added responsibilities of coordination of lab activities and monitoring a budget.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates daily laboratory schedules, services and staff; ensures efficient operation of a laboratory; assists instructors in the design and construction of new demonstrations and exercises, teaching procedures, and curriculum; troubleshoots and resolves laboratory-related problems and issues; ensures appropriate maintenance and documentation of all student records, laboratory usage records, equipment purchases and service records, and other relevant documentation; assists students with problems and demonstrates techniques and the use of specialized equipment; provides individual tutoring to students and modifies lessons as required; advises students regarding course objectives and requirements; instructs students on appropriate materials and equipment, including computers and software; maintains inventory of assigned lab; maintains current materials and knowledge in the instructional area to which assigned in order to provide students with the most timely information; attends departmental and administrative meetings to coordinate laboratory services; oversees and monitors laboratory budget; approves purchases within budget; ensures security of laboratory and equipment; ensures availability of laboratory materials for students; installs, upgrades, and maintains related software; evaluates new software, and reconfigures computers; diagnose and perform minor computer repairs; performs administrative duties as required; supervises student assistants.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this pool, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED. (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

In addition to the pre-employment requirements listed under the Application Materials and Procedures section in this job announcement, the candidate selected will need to successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination at the Districts expense.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary Range (pro-rated @50%): $20.43 - $24.84 per hour (2013/14 Classified Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $22.53 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.)

  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.