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Instructional Support Specialist- Science ( 2 positions)
Glendale Community College
Salary: $5,135.25 - $5,661.62 Monthly
Job Number: 0206-2023
Location: Glendale, CA
Department: Physical Science Division
Under direction, performs specialized technical instructional support duties in an assigned science (e.g., physics, biology, chemistry, etc.) laboratory, classroom, or similar instructional setting by assisting students in developing competencies and completing assigned academic work using an established framework of procedures and protocols; oversees and coordinates the use of laboratory equipment and facilities; sets up and/or conducts specialized lesson-based activities based on in-depth knowledge of science applicable to the area of assignment; assists students and/or instructors in using various specialized assigned science instructional technologies and equipment; uses various instructional support methods/tools to reinforce instruction, terminology, concepts, principles, techniques and/or procedures; tracks student participation and attendance, assesses competencies, and proctors laboratory examinations; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Works under the direct supervision of the respective Dean. May receive work direction from, but is not directly or indirectly supervised by, an instructor or division/department chair.
Does not directly or indirectly supervise other employees but may provide work direction to lower-level employees, temporary employees, and/or student workers.
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT
One position will be assigned to Physics
One position will be assigned to Chemistry
Position #1- Physics
40 hours/week, 12 months/year Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Position #2- Chemistry
40 hours/week, 12 months/year Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Position is open until filled. First review: March 16, 2023.
Applications received after first review date may or may not be advanced in the process for further consideration.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed in this classification.
- Performs specialized technical instructional support duties in the assigned science laboratory, classroom, or similar instructional setting by assisting students in developing competencies and completing assigned laboratory work using an established framework of procedures and protocols.
- Oversees and coordinates the use of laboratory equipment and facilities; maintains facilities and equipment and stores equipment and materials.
- Sets up and/or conducts specialized exercises, simulations, demonstrations, classroom assignments, and other lesson-based activities based on in-depth knowledge of science in applicable area of assignment; prepares equipment, materials, and supplies; demonstrates the proper and safe use of equipment and materials; properly cleans and stores equipment and supplies after use.
- Assists instructors and students in using various specialized equipment and facilities; may schedule laboratory and/or equipment usage for instructors and/or individual students; may check equipment in and out.
- Assists students and/or instructors in using technology, including learning management system, student account, and internal communication platforms; sets up and configures software applications to meet specific student or class needs; provides assistance on standard business applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, and internet tools.
- Uses various instructional support methods/tools to reinforce and assist students with the application of instruction, terminology, concepts, principles, techniques and/or procedures presented by the instructor including specialized computer hardware, peripherals, and applications; explains assignments to one or more students and guides them in the use of equipment and materials to perform class activities.
- Tracks student participation and attendance, assesses competencies, and proctors laboratory examinations to monitor student progress based on specific rubrics and criteria; informs instructors of related issues or problems.
- Monitors inventories and confers with staff on the equipment and supplies required for proposed curricula; researches pricing and availability of needed technologies and laboratory equipment; submits requests to management for the purchase of needed items.
- Maintains electronic and hard copy records and files pertaining to student participation, performance, and progress in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
- May perform routine computer hardware and software maintenance, installations, and/or updates; may calibrate and maintain specialized equipment related to assigned areas; troubleshoots and resolves minor equipment problems and notifies appropriate staff of needed repairs or replacement.
- May assist management with monitoring budgets, compiling, and reporting data; may recommend changes to laboratory policies and procedures.
- May coordinate subject related activities and workshops.
- May provide work direction to, lower-level employees, temporary employees, and/or student workers.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The education, training, and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.
Education and Experience
Associate's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with coursework in science courses relevant to the area of assignment (e.g., physics, biology, chemistry, etc.).
Three (3) years of science laboratory experience relevant to the area of assignment (e.g., physics, biology, chemistry, etc.), including instructional assistance experience.
- Usage, security, and maintenance of a laboratory facility.
- Current assigned science principles, techniques, concepts, methods, terminology, procedures, and/or practices applicable to the area of assignment.
- Specialized assigned science instructional technologies and equipment, materials and supplies.
- General laboratory/classroom procedures including safety procedures applicable to the area of assignment.
- Learning management system software.
- Recordkeeping and inventory techniques.
- Laws, regulations, standards, and requirements applicable to areas of assignment.
- Technical methods of data research, collection, compilation, organization, and reporting.
- Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.
- Standard office practices or procedures.
- Standard office software and modern office equipment.
- Standard formats for business correspondence and other communications.
- Methods of filing information using alpha, numeric and alphanumeric systems.
- Correct use of the English language, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, and composition.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Business arithmetic.
- Coordinate usage, security, and maintenance of a laboratory facility.
- Stay abreast of changes to procedures, trends, and licensing/certification requirements applicable to the subject of assignment.
- Demonstrate, explain, and assist one or more students with the assigned science terminology, procedures, practices, methods, concepts, principles, and/or techniques.
- Prepare, use, demonstrate, and/or maintain specialized equipment, technologies, and materials in the assigned science area.
- Explain and apply general laboratory/classroom procedures including safety procedures applicable to the areas of assignment.
- Monitor student progress.
- Maintain inventory and facilities.
- Understand and explain laws, regulations, policies, and other requirements applicable to the areas of assignment.
- Research, collect, organize, and report data.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including computers and printers/copiers.
- Utilize standard office software (e.g., email, word processing, and spreadsheet software).
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
- Prepare reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.
- Maintain hard copy and electronic files and records. Perform business arithmetic.
- Prioritize work and complete assignments accurately and within established deadlines.
- Provide and obtain detailed information to/from others.
- Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.
- Exercise reasonable judgment in performing job duties.
- Work and perform duties independently.
- Perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Mobility: frequent sitting or standing for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, and walking; occasional reaching above and below desk level.
- Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.
- Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment, and material weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
- Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read instruments, charts, files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work.
- Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.
- Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others, including staff, faculty, students, and the public; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.
- Work is typically performed in an instructional laboratory setting.
Starting salary: Step 1 $5,135.25 to Step 3 $5,661.62 per month, based on training and experience. Internal applicants may be initially placed at a higher starting salary as outlined in the CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Salary range: Step 1 $5,135.25 to step 10 $8,118.17 per month (including longevity steps)
For more information, please refer to the Classified Salary Schedule: https://www.glendale.edu/home/showpublisheddocument/1734/637703415087530000
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
- Scanned copy of official transcripts must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application and must identify graduate level coursework.
The District does not sponsor Visas.
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview. All candidates will be notified of their final disposition in the selection process.
This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.
Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.
GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at glendale.edu.
If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/gccedu/jobs/3923162/instructional-support-specialist-science-2-positions
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