Instructional Laboratory Technician (Earth and Space Sciences)

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required

Job Description

College of the Canyons

Instructional Laboratory Technician

(Earth and Space Sciences)


A Part-Time Classified Represented Position

Review Date: December 6, 2021


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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a part-time Instructional Laboratory Technician (Earth and Space Sciences) (72.5%) in the Instruction Division.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Reporting to and under the supervision of the Dean, Math, Sciences, and Engineering, with daily work direction provided by the department chair in conjunction with department faculty, performs a variety of technical and specialized duties related to the development, preparation, operation, and maintenance of Earth and Space Sciences department’s instructional laboratories, and related areas; orders, tracks, operates, and demonstrates the use of specialized equipment, supplies, chemicals, and instructional materials in a safe, clean, and orderly manner; provides information and technical assistance to faculty and students; works within curriculum, goals, and objectives to develop and modify existing laboratory procedures; and provides for proper disposal of waste materials in accordance with proper risk management guidelines. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Application Process:

Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day on December 6, 2021.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661) 362-3427 or email:

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Job Requirements

Minimum two years responsible experience working with the public or working in an educational, tutorial, or laboratory setting. Additional years of education may substitute for experience requirement on a year for year basis. One year will equal 30 semester units.

Education equivalent to an Associate’s degree (60 semester units) from an accredited institution in a related field. College coursework must include successful completion of a minimum of 10 semester units of undergraduate course work in physical science, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, or environmental science.

1. Knowledge of rock, mineral, and fossil specimens and identification procedures.
2. Experience working in a physical sciences or earth sciences instructional laboratory setting.
3. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the assignment.