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. Receives, issues, stores, and cares for equipment, materials, chemicals and other departmental supplies; maintains inventory records, dispatches appropriate materials for salvage.
  2. Initiates and processes requisitions for obtaining equipment, supplies, repairs and library materials as needed; makes off-campus pick-ups of materials that cannot be delivered or are needed immediately.
  3. Maintains organization and security of stockroom, lab rooms, study room, department library/computer lab and museum.
  4. Interfaces with potential donors and picks up materials and goods.
  5. Operates, uses and may repair or adjust a variety of equipment and instrumentation necessary for conduct of work, such as rock diamond saws, grinders and polishers, x-ray diffractometer, seisometric and CUBE equipment, microscopes, projects, projectors (slide, overhead and film), TV’s and VCR’s, computers and printers, digital film camera; request outside maintenance as needed.
  6. Prepares laboratory apparatus, charts, displays, models, chemicals and solutions used in geology; plans the scheduling of work so that instructional materials are ready for the appropriate lab at the needed time.
  7. Supports development of instructional materials; prepares and assembles samples to illustrate units of study or areas of concentration.
  8. Assists in the construction of prototype lab demonstrations after consulting instructors.
  9. Keeps records, duplicates materials or performs other clerical duties related to the operation of laboratories.
  10. Knows the equipment, supplies and materials available for instruction in the labs and informs all instructors of their availability.
  11. Supervises lab aides, student workers and volunteers and answers non-academic student questions.
  12. Maintains display materials for the department study room and museum, including restoration and cleaning of specimens.
  13. Conducts department and museum tours for visitors or school students as requested by the division dean.
  14. Ensures that OSHA regulated materials such as chemicals and x-ray exposure badges are stored, used and disposed of according to established safety regulations.
  15. Arranges for van drivers on field trips.  Assists in making campground reservations and logistical support for extended trips.
  16. Researches, acquires and maintains field equipment and instrumentation for instructional use.
  17. Maintains department computers; installs software and troubleshoots problems.  May also provide support for department faculty computer systems and network.
  18. At the request of a supervisor, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician III - Geology.


Education and Experience:  Completion two years of college level work or equivalent; college level courses must include lab and field courses in geology.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials, and supplies, and procedures appropriate to the geology area; knowledge of elementary stock control methods.  Ability to plan and organize workloads so that materials are available and accessible at appropriate time; ability to keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to devise, maintain, use, modify, troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on equipment and instruments used in geology labs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student, instructors and other district personnel; ability to work in a multiethnic environment.


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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