*Position Title:*Laboratory Assistant I
*Employee Class Description:*Staff PT (ed. support)
*General Position Description:*Laboratory Assistant works under the direction of the Instructional Assistant, Sr. and Laboratory Assistant II employees. Position involves resetting lab experiments, assisting in the preparation of experiments, maintaining lab equipment and assisting faculty.
*Primary Work Location:*Kissimmee, FL 34746 - Poinciana Campus
*If multiple locations, what are the other locations::*Kissimmee, FL 34746 - Poinciana Campus
*Proposed Work Schedule (Please note hours subject to change based on business needs):*To be determined in consultation with the employee.
*Number of Vacancies:*1
*Posting Start Date:*05/02/2022
*Posting End Date:*05/13/2022
*Open Until Filled:*No
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*Salary Range:*$13.10 Per Hour
*Description of Job Function:*1. Resets laboratory experiments.
*Description of Job Function:*2. Assists in experiment preparation.
*Description of Job Function:*3. Washes glassware.
*Description of Job Function:*4. Maintains laboratory equipment.
*Description of Job Function:*5. Puts away Bio-waste for disposal.
*Description of Job Function:*6. Inventories supplies, chemicals and specimens.
*Description of Job Function:*7. Cleans prepared slides.
*Description of Job Function:*8. Prints Bio-review sheets.
*Description of Job Function:*9. Keeps laboratory classrooms clean and restocks paper towels and hand soap.
*Description of Job Function:*10. Assists Faculty as needed.
*Description of Job Function:*11. Performs other duties as assigned.
*Required Minimum Education:*High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
*Preferred Education & Field of Study:*Completion of one College level Biology class.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*Basic computer skills.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
*General Working Conditions:*This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. The employee will routinely operate standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, keyboards, mouse, phones, photocopiers, printers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Typical physical competencies include but are not limited to frequently remaining stationary, moving, reaching, positioning self and occasionally ascending/descending, lifting/moving objects weighing between 5-15 pounds. This job also entails frequently communicating, discerning and exchanging information, detecting and perceiving objects up close, at a distance, and the ability to adjust focus. Cognitive abilities include but are not limited to frequently using discretion, judgment, reasoning, memory, learning, maintaining confidentiality, comprehension, problem solving, and decision-making.
The typical work environment, physical and cognitive demands listed above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The College has a process to identify and make available reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*Job specific working conditions:*Will also operate in a lab setting and may use standard lab equipment such as beakers, test tubes, flasks, thermometers. Occasionally the employee is exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Employees entering and leaving the laboratory must wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) clothing and protective equipment such as masks, glasses and gloves. May prepare materials needed to conduct a laboratory demonstration and may need to detect and distinguish samples for lab tests.
Must be able to work various hours outside of scheduled hours as needed.
*Diversity Statement:*All employees must demonstrate a commitment to Valencia College s Equity and Inclusion efforts.
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