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MLT Program Support Specialist

Requisition ID req1736
Department Medical Lab Technology
Campus CA-Cascade Campus
Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time
Best Consideration Date 6/9/2023
Position Summary

Portland Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program  is a regional leader in educating the next generation of Medical Laboratory Technicians. We are currently looking for a Program Support Specialist who has strong current laboratory knowledge and experience, who can balance academic rigor with practical application, and is committed to equitable student success. 

The Program Support Specialist plays a vital role in the MLT Program and is based at PCC’s Cascade Campus. This position’s primary responsibilities are

     Preparing the program's laboratory activities and supporting students in lab

     Inventory management and supply purchases

     Assisting with placement of students into clinical rotations

     Assisting with program outreach efforts


See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

In your application materials, please clearly address your experience with the following Success Criteria.

  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot basic clinical diagnostic laboratory procedures.
  • Experience working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory and/or performing clinical diagnostic testing across multiple departments.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders including industry professionals and college faculty and managers across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to diverse groups of students in a cohesive, inclusive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resourcefully to meet multiple deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor’s degree in lab science, or health related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent, and 1 year of recent experience working in a clinical laboratory setting or 2 years of teaching experience in a clinical laboratory science or a related field.


  • Associate degree in medical laboratory technology or related field, and MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent, and 3 years of recent experience working in a clinical laboratory setting or 3 years of teaching experience in clinical laboratory science or a related field.

Position Grade 3
Starting Salary Expectations Initial pay will based on qualifications, experience, internal equity, and the collective bargaining agreement.
Position Grade Salary Range $52961 to $91834 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions. 

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:  (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
  • 1 day of sick leave per month
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

SimLab related work is typically performed in the Simulation Laboratory located at one of the affiliated clinical laboratory sites.  CLP related work is performed in an office environment located on PCC campus. Assisting faculty with instruction is generally performed in campus laboratory room. Travel requiring the use of a personal vehicle is required in developing and monitoring off-campus clinical internship sites.

Physical ability to sit, stand and move freely about the laboratory; Lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds is occasionally required; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to efficiently, accurately and safely operate laboratory equipment; visual abilities to accurately perform and interpret laboratory tests (correctable vision to read size 8 font print, distinguish colors, distinguish shades and accurate depth perception); hearing abilities to distinguish a range of instrument alarm tones.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.