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5 Jan 2023

Part-Time Part-time Instruction and Classroom Technician 2 – Biology Lab Technician – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

College is currently accepting applications for a part-time, Instruction and Classroom Technician 2 – Biology Lab Technician. This position provides an instructional laboratory support service within the Biology and Environmental Science curriculum. It encompasses a variety of integral tasks that establish, maintain, and promote a learning environment in a laboratory setting using safe lab procedures with efficiency and integrity. This position contributes to the mission of Clark College by providing instructional support for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics unit. This position reports to the Unit Operations Manager of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Unit.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

• Procure the necessary materials and equipment needed by instructors and students for scheduled laboratory exercises.
• Maintain inventory of biological specimens, chemical agents, and equipment listed for each course syllabus. This may include sourcing environmental samples.
• Coordinate the availability of lab materials with lab needs and expedite the distribution.
• Manage purchasing lab equipment including consulting with vendors and the purchasing department to bids, discounts and quotes, processing purchasing requests, tabulating expenditures and tracking orders.
• Make molar and volumetric computations to prepare solutions needed for labs.
• Maintain a library of microorganisms until in labs including propagation of cultures using aseptic techniques, preparation of appropriate culture media, management of growth conditions, maintenance of pure strains of stock cultures, management of cryostorage of stock isolates and verification of strain identity using differential media.
• Prepare necessary chemical solutions used in tissue dissections (cadavers), microbial staining, and general disinfectants for aseptic precautions and shelf-life considerations.
• Dispose of biological waste materials by autoclaving or by making shipments of preserved specimens to contracted commercial bio-waste vendors.
• Dispose of dated chemical stock items within chemical storage guidelines.
• Ensure lab safety compliance including: the labeling of containers, distribution of SDS documents for safety compliance, regular testing of safety equipment, ensuring safety equipment is properly located and conferring with Environmental Health and Safety regarding laboratory conditions.
• Routinely clean or label glassware for each lab.
• Follow OSHA regulations and SDS compliance.
• Apply microbiological safety protocols.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:
• A Bachelor’s degree with major study in a basic applied science AND one (1) year of experience.
• Equivalent education/experience
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups and individuals.
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office

• Ability to work well as a member of a team.
• Ability to occasionally work in a human cadaver lab as needed.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

SALARY: Starting Salary: $20.45 hour

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

• Clark College online application.
• Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
January 5, 2023

How to Apply

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Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Biology, Clark College, College, higher ed, Higher Education, and Lab technician.


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