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Instructional Assistant - Biology (Temporary)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required). 2. Resume (recommended). 3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position). 4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended). 5. Letter of Interest (recommended). Do not submit additional materials that are not requested. NOTE: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also, Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States. • TRANSCRIPTS: - Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here - Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. - Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts. - It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title Instructional Assistant - Biology (Temporary)
Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
Department Location
Posting Number C00336P
The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.

Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District’s 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 75,000 plus students are enrolled in our four colleges and outreach centers.

The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor’s office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, District Police Department, Facilities Management Department, and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.

Position Summary

Under general supervision of assigned manager/supervisor, assists faculty by working with students individually or in groups in the improvement of academic knowledge and technical skill, and does related work as required. [For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified Employees Association (White Collar) posting Job Descriptions click here].

NOTE: This is a Temporary classified position. Temporary classified positions are limited to 110 work days per fiscal year, per board regulation.

Assignment Responsibilities

● Prepares demonstrations.
● Proctors exams.
● Assists with grades, records, and filing test results in accordance with specific instructions.
● Assists students in achieving workable levels of familiarity with laboratory equipment such as, computers, microscopes, and other biological laboratory equipment.
● Assists faculty member or staff with laboratory or field research.
● Assists in developing training material.
● Assists in setting up practical exams and visual aids.
● Performs related duties as required.

Work Year N/A
Work Schedule

To be determined by campus.

NOTE: This is a Temporary classified position. Temporary classified positions are limited to 110 work days per fiscal year, per board regulation.

Total Hrs per Week/Day To be determinied by campus.
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: One year of directly related experience in educational or commercial biological laboratories. NOTE: Additional education may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

EDUCATION: Completion of an Associate’s Degree in Biology or 60 semester units (90 quarter) with 15 units in biology courses.

Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

(Experience Requirement: One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 12 units are equal to six months of education; 24 units are equal to one year of education.)

Application Instructions

1. A completed Los Rios Community College District Classified Application (required).

2. Resume (recommended).

3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (required if using education to meet the Minimum Qualifications of this position).

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).

5. Letter of Interest (recommended).

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

NOTE: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

Also, Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

TRANSCRIPTS:
- Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
- Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
- It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide official transcripts, if required in the minimum qualification for the position.
Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Physical Demands
Salary $14.93 per hour
Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 07/31/2017
Closing Date
Open Continuously Yes
Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Open Continuously.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

Conditions

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form "Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime", P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form <a href="http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf</a> and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please specify here

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Select the appropriate answer.
    • I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline as listed on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts from an accredited college/university and/or evidence of job experience.)
    • I possess a valid California Community College Credential for this discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential with application.)
    • I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and have attached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)
    • I have previously been granted equivalency to teach this discipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach the Equivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)
  5. * Have you ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008)? If yes, complete Form No. P-881 by clicking on the following link and downloading the form to your computer: <a href="http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf</a> Attach the completed form with your application to this posting.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • College Department
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: San Francisco
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Craigslist
    • EdJoin
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • HigheredJobs
    • HispanicsinHigherEd
    • Indeed
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento African American Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • ScholarlyHires

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Transcript 2
  4. Transcript 3
  5. Transcript 4
  6. Transcript 5
  7. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  8. Letter of Recommendation 1
  9. Letter of Recommendation 2
  10. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document