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Laboratory Technician, Photography & Art - Part-time (One or more positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.
1. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” and do not leave any blanks).

    a. List relevant experience. b. Specify assignment details for each job listed. c. Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.
2. Submit a resume.
All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application must be posted to the position and materials must be received by the specified closing date. Applications and supporting documents received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. Applications submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active member of CalPERS. Please contact CalPERS for additional information on reinstatement to an active member. Additionally, any active member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with this District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Laboratory Technician, Photography & Art
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 04/17/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 05/01/2017
Position ID: P0007614
Job Open ID: REQ6247
Position Title: Laboratory Technician, Photography & Art - Part-time (One or more positions)
Location 10-Irvine Valley College
Department Art (IVC-070-005)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current CSEA Classified Unit Salary Schedule
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 122; Starting salary at $1,963.50/month
% of Range: 50%
Hours per week: 20
Work Schedule To be determined
Receives Benefits: No
Classification Benefits:
Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

Under direction from the Dean of Fine Arts and Media Technology or designee such as the Department Chair, assists in the preparation of materials and demonstrations for an assigned instructional area; operates and demonstrates use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials; provides assistance to students within the assigned subject area including both photography and art; and maintains the general cleanliness of the assigned laboratory. May oversee and provide work direction to work study students.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in the Lab Technician class are distinguished from the Senior Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Lab Technician, positions at this level are assigned to less complex labs, have less exposure to hazardous or otherwise dangerous materials, and limited involvement in budget activities and ordering of supplies and equipment. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of laboratory apparatus, equipment and materials pertaining to assigned laboratory and subject area.
Theories and applications of the assigned subject matter.
Principles and practices of laboratory operations.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies used within the assigned laboratory.
Methods and techniques of digital photography.
Operational characteristics of various printing and scanning equipment and apparatus.
Proper handling and disposal of materials related to digital photography.
Principles of digital image capture, scanning and output device functionality.
Operational characteristics of digital image scanning and manipulation software.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and demonstrations for an assigned subject area.
Correctly and efficiently set up laboratory equipment and materials used in exercises and experiments.
Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment, supplies and materials.
Provide assistance to students on matters related to assigned laboratories.
Properly dispose of old ink and waste according to environmental regulations.
Identify and troubleshoot problems with photography equipment.
Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment within assigned area.
Maintain the cleanliness of assigned laboratory.
Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructional programs.
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 Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to two years of college level course work in photography or a related field.

Experience:

Two years of increasingly responsible photography experience.

License or Certificate:
Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a laboratory setting; may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, and gases; work with laboratory equipment and apparatus; may occasionally work with water. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight; to operate laboratory equipment and apparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information; may require the wearing of safety glasses or goggles and rubber or plastic gloves. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; distinguish color. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

1. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” and do not leave any blanks).

    a. List relevant experience.
    b. Specify assignment details for each job listed.
    c. Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.

2. Submit a resume.


All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application must be posted to the position and materials must be received by the specified closing date. Applications and supporting documents received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. Applications submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active member of CalPERS. Please contact CalPERS for additional information on reinstatement to an active member. Additionally, any active member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with this District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

The District provides California Public Employees Retirement Systems (CalPERS) retirement, sick leave, personal necessity leave, vacation and holiday benefits for part-time bargaining unit employees.

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist instructors in developing instructional materials; prepare study sheets, visual instructional aides, sample exercises and exams, and laboratory experiments; may assist in grading exams and maintaining related records.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare for laboratory demonstrations; set up laboratory apparatus; assist students in the use of a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments; ensure student compliance with laboratory policies, procedures and safety precautions; demonstrate proper care and cleaning procedures for laboratory equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance to students on a variety of laboratory and course related matters; review student work in progress and assist in resolving problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean floors, table tops, desks and furniture; perform routine and minor repairs on laboratory equipment; maintain, clean and test assigned equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance to instructors regarding safe and proper procedures for developing, processing and printing film utilizing assigned laboratory equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain appropriate ink levels for printing of images; monitor volume and exhaustion level of existing inks and materials; replace and dispose of old ink and waste cartridges as needed according to established safety and environmental regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain records of equipment loaned and material used by students; return all equipment to proper location.

Duties and Responsibilities

Dismantle equipment and check for needed repairs; assist in performing routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment and furniture including plumbing fixtures, enlargers, cameras, lenses and related items.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain and post notices and records of current techniques and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Photograph students for identification cards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the ordering and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment; store, discard and rotate materials according to standard procedures; receive, assemble and test new equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to inquiries and requests for information; answer phones; relay messages for faculty and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed education equivalent to two years of college level course work in photography or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Does your experience include at least two years of increasingly responsible photography work?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your work experience relevant to this position and list the length of time in each job.

    (Open Ended Question)