Under direction, to facilitate instruction in assigned department by preparing or supervising the preparation of demonstration materials and the distribution and control of study materials and equipment; and to do related work as required.


  1. Under supervision, is responsible for supplies and the custody and maintenance of equipment used for instructional purposes in geology.
  2. Prepares or supervises students preparing laboratory materials, charts, displays and models used in geology; plans the scheduling of work so that instructional materials are ready for appropriate labs at appropriate times.
  3. Receives, issues, stores and cares for equipment and materials; maintains inventory records on equipment, supplies and other materials.
  4. Develops instructional materials; collects or assembles samples to illustrate units of study or areas of concentration.
  5. Initiates and processes requisitions for obtaining replacement of equipment, supplies and library materials as needed.
  6. Operates, uses and may repair or adjust a variety of equipment necessary for conduct of work, such as lapidary, X‑ray diffraction and seismometric equipment.
  7. Maintains or supervises the maintenance of stockroom and lab rooms in clean and orderly condition, maintains security of stockroom, labs and museum and library collections.
  8. Does minor maintenance, repair and adjustment of equipment; performs miscellaneous troubleshooting on equipment.
  9. Knows the lab equipment and supplies found in geology laboratories and stockrooms.
  10. Uses hand and power tools.
  11. May supervise lab aides and student helpers and answer questions of students.
  12. Keeps records, duplicates materials or performs other clerical duties related to the operation of laboratories.
  13. At the request of a supervisor, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician II ‑ Geology.


Education and Experience:  Any combination equivalent to completion of the AA degree in a field appropriate to this assignment.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials, supplies, and procedures appropriate to the geology area; knowledge of elementary stock control methods.  Ability to organize workload so that laboratory materials are available at appropriate time; to keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and instructors; to modify and devise equipment and instruments; to troubleshoot and do minor repairs on devices found in the laboratories; to work in a multiethnic environment.


One year of paid laboratory experience in an appropriate field is desirable.


Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

Probationary Period:  One year.

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