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Instructional Lab Technician II - Physical and Applied Sciences

Instructional Lab Technician II - Physical and Applied Sciences


Ventura County Community College District


Salary: $5,430.00 - $7,489.00 Monthly


Job Type: Classified


Job Number: 2023-03284


Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA


Department: Districtwide


Closing: 2/26/2024 11:59 PM Pacific






Under the general supervision of a Dean, perform a variety of complex technical lab work and provide instructional support in labs for physics, engineering, astronomy, environmental sciences, or the earth sciences.


There is currently one full time (12 months/year, 40 hours/week) vacancy located at Moorpark College.


This recruitment is also being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.



Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a "students first" philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size. Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College's signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America's Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and transforms communities.More information can be found on the Moorpark College


WHO WE AREEquity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students. We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.


SALARY PLACEMENTNew Employees:Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in


Representative Duties


Organize and oversee the operation and maintenance of a highly technical and complex instructional science laboratory. E


Prepare and issue materials and equipment for student use in a lab; monitor and maintain records of materials and equipment on loan to or checked out by students and faculty. E


Assist faculty, staff, and students in the safe use of a variety of equipment, materials, and supplies in an instructional lab setting. E


Provide instructional guidance and assistance to individual and small groups of science students; reinforce concepts, techniques, and practical applications presented by the instructor. E


Test, adjust, calibrate, maintain, and perform minor repairs on apparatus and equipment, such as oscilloscopes, voltmeters, lasers, meters and signal generators; fabricate, rebuild, and modify equipment as necessary; send equipment out for major repairs. E


Maintain stock rooms, laboratories, and other assigned areas in a safe, clean, and orderly condition; encourage awareness of and oversee the proper use of facilities and safe practices. E


Prepare instructional materials, supplies, and equipment for instructors' demonstrations and student labs; develop and prepare demonstrations and experiments as required; conduct tests of supplies and materials to ensure accurate mixtures and quantities. E


Operate computers and related software applications to control scientific experiments, collect data, and produce analytical written reports. E


Screen, select, train, evaluate, and provide work direction for student workers. E


Order and receive lab supplies, materials, parts, and equipment; maintain inventories, ensuring that adequate quantities are available for timely instructional use. E


Ensure the accurate labeling and orderly, safe, and proper storage of all supplies, materials, and equipment. E


Maintain a variety of files and records regarding instructional materials, inventories, purchase orders, and equipment repairs; prepare reports as required; perform general clerical duties as needed. E


Use and operate a variety of technical equipment and measuring devices including precision balances, computer equipment, drafting and art tools, and environmental monitoring equipment. E


Design and set up displays for science classes and at various locations on campus to promote interest in the science programs. E


Assist in preparing for field trips and accompany students on field trips as required. E


Assist in preparation of the preliminary laboratory budget; project estimated needs, supplies, and requests; monitor budget expenditures. E


Write instruction booklets and short outlines for the use of software. E


Work collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities. E


Demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-mindedness in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in assignment-related outcomes. E


Perform other duties as assigned.


E = Essential duties


Minimum Qualifications


An associate degree from a recognized college or university in any of the physical or applied sciences AND four years of professional experience performing technical lab work in the physical or applied sciences, preferably in an instructional environment




A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in any of the physical or applied sciences AND two years of professional experience performing technical lab work in the physical or applied sciences, preferably in an instructional environment




A graduate degree from a recognized college or university in any of the physical or applied sciences


A valid California Driver License


Supplemental Information




This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by the posted deadline date on this bulletin.


The examination process may consist of any of the following components:


A) Training and Experience Evaluation = Qualifying (pass/fail)


B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score




A T&E is an assessment of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.




The candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.




Date Range: Monday, March 11, 2024 - Monday, March 15, 2024


Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. To participate, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.




The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.




Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS. If additional versions of your application are submitted, only the most recent will be considered.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based on a 40-hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.




Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.




All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.




Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodation should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.




If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the or the to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.


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