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Instructional Support Technician III - Science, Health and Nutrition (Part time .65 FTE)

Requisition ID req33
Department Chemistry
Campus SY-Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Classified-Part Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received. 
Position Summary

This is a laboratory technician position that supports Sylvania Campus physical sciences laboratories (chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics) and provides support for some stocking and quality control (solutions, buffers, etc.) of the biology teaching laboratories. 

Hours are: Mon-Thur 1:30PM - 9:30PM, plus some Friday hours.

The .65 workload is based on expected breaks between terms, and a reduced summer workload. The weekly work load, averaged over the year, is 26 hours per week. Opportunities to work additional hours is expected but not guaranteed. 

Benefits will be prorated. 

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today. 

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.

  • Successful experience supporting teaching laboratories, especially chemistry teaching laboratories. 
  • Successful experience in a chemistry laboratory setting where speed, accuracy, and customer service are highly valued. 
  • Experience setting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Very high curiosity and interest in learning new laboratory techniques and new laboratory instruments. 
  • Experience working in a team environment. 
  • Experience supporting working relationships with full-time and part-time faculty and staff, as well as vendor contacts. 
  • Experience managing complex inventories. 
  • Extraordinary tendency to be task-oriented and habitually tidy. 

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).

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of post-secondary education in a chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics discipline appropriate to the instructional support. 
  • Two years of experience supporting laboratory activities in the chemistry, geology, geoscience, physics areas are required (experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis).
  • Must have proven communications skills adequate to assist students in understanding the work they are to perform.
  • Proven ability to lead others.  

Preferred Qualifications

Position Grade 18
Starting Salary Expectations $18.43 - $18.98 per hour
Position Grade Salary Range $18.43 to $29.14 Hourly Wage
FTE 0.65
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.

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

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 yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month 
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year 
- 11 Paid holidays

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit 

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature extremes. Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.
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.