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Biology Lab Assistant I (Part-Time) - Summer and Fall 2022

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Office Support
Role: Lab Assistant I

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.

 

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

To Be Determined

Rate of Pay:

$13.00 an hour 

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Grant Funded:

No

Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of routine difficulty by assisting lab management in laboratory preparation for a variety of college-level classes.   Work is distinguished by helping maintain classrooms, prepare laboratory setups, and assist instructors in class. Immediate supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. Must have completed college-level biology classes (specifically General Biology and Microbiology) with a grade of C or better.
3. Good knowledge of relevant scientific and biological course content areas.
4. Considerable skills to work safely and efficiently in a scientific laboratory setting.
5. Working skills in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
6. Working skills in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
7. Working skills in verbal and written communication.
8. Working skills to follow laboratory protocols, procedures, and safety requirements.
9. Working skills to operate complex laboratory equipment.
10. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
11. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

Essential Duties:

1. Prepare laboratory exercise set-ups and student supplies for various science laboratory courses.
2. Prepare stock solutions and media.
3. Clean up and maintain laboratories and prep rooms.
4. Clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
5. Maintain cadavers and cadaver room.
6. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
7. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
8. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
9. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
10. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

1. Assist instructors during class, as required.
2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
3. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs. occasionally or 30 lbs frequently or 10 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative, hazards, fumes or airborne particles

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 01/10/2022 Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 01/18/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

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