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Biology Lab Assistant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a Associate of Science degree or the equivalent hours which includes 12 hours of biological science and the General Chemistry sequence of Chemistry I and II with labs. Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position. For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Posting Number Staff_0402245
Classification Title Technical/Paraprofessional C
Working Title Biology Lab Assistant
Datatel Position ID SEMA5BILABAS1B
Annual Hours 2080 Hours
Placement Range $11.00 - $12.10
Position Type Regular
Job Category Non-Exempt
General Description

The Biology Laboratory Assistant will prepare for and assist with student activities in the biological science laboratories and assist with and/or supervise student activities in the Science Center. The Biology Laboratory Assistant will also assist in the maintenance of laboratory areas and plant and animal cultures.

Reports To Biology Lab Supervisor
What position(s) reports to this position?

None

Job Duties (Position Specific)

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

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Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)

Given laboratory procedures and brief instructions by the Science Center Supervisor or the course instructor, assist in conducting and explaining any or all experiments in biological science laboratories.

During times scheduled in the Science Center:

Assist students in individual lab exercises.

Answer questions concerning software and other study materials available in the Science Center.

Administer laboratory exams.

Maintain Science Center attendance records.

Understand, obey, and enforce all safety and health regulations applicable in a science laboratory. This will include, but not be limited to, State and Federal regulations concerning hazardous chemicals, infectious organisms, and blood borne pathogens.

Assemble, disassemble, and clean the equipment and materials needed for individual and group laboratory experiments.

Prepare laboratory media and standard and special reagents for labs including the necessary calculations to prepare a reagent of specified molarity, normality, or percentage composition.

Assist work-study personnel in the maintenance of an orderly, clean environment in the laboratory.

Operate, maintain, adjust and explain the use of equipment used in the biological science laboratories.

Assist in record keeping and monitoring the inventory of supplies, specimens, and equipment used in the science laboratories and with input from the faculty, identify needs of and submit requisitions for approval.

Effectively interact and communicate with students, faculty and staff while performing duties.

Fulfill student and institutional needs by maintaining a work schedule assigned by the Science Center Supervisor.

Participate in required training.

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Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

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Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures (http://www.occc.edu/policy/)

Contributing to a safe educational & working environment is the responsibility of all College employees and is accomplished when employees:

- Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

- Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

- Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

Minimum Education/Experience

An Associate of Science degree or the equivalent hours which includes 12 hours of biological science and the General Chemistry sequence of Chemistry I and II with labs.

Applicants must attach transcript conferring required degree and coursework.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials and procedures.

Knowledge of safety and health procedures for handling hazardous chemicals and infectious organisms.

Ability to work daytime, evening and Saturday hours as assigned.

Ability to orally communicate using the English language, laboratory procedures and theoretical concepts to an individual student or group of students.

Positive human relations skills.

Visual ability, corrected, to observe and detect signs of hazards and obstacles that may cause injury to students and staff in the Science Center or Group Labs.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Medium work: This position requires the person to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and frequently exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to grasp, lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects.

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
This position requires the person to position self to access equipment in storage areas that may be above head or ground level.

This position requires the person to remain in a stationary position for sustained periods of time.

This position requires the person to move about the laboratory and campus.

This position requires the person to operate a computer and other laboratory equipment.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to administration, faculty, staff, students, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

3. VISUAL ACUITY:
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations. Visual ability to observe and detect signs of hazards and obstacles that may cause injury to students and staff in the Biological Science Center or Labs.

4. WORKING CONDITIONS:
This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, laboratory setting.

This position requires the person to be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

This position requires the person to be exposed to infectious diseases.

An employee in this position is at risk for occupational exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious material as a result of the performance of the employee’s duties.

Preferred Qualifications

None

Required Training
Work Hours

Ability to work 40 hr/wk daytime hours as assigned.

Department Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Job Open Date 07/12/2017
Job Close Date 07/26/2017
Open Until Filled No
HR Contact Alicia Silva
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a Associate of Science degree or the equivalent hours which includes 12 hours of biological science and the General Chemistry sequence of Chemistry I and II with labs.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you earned a minimum of a Associate of Science degree or the equivalent hours which includes 12 hours of biological science and the General Chemistry sequence of Chemistry I and II with labs? (Applicants must attach a transcript conferring the required degree and coursework.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you attached all required documents (cover letter, resume and transcript) to be considered for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document