State of Washington Classified Job Specification
INSTRUCTION & CLASSROOM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN 2
Performs professional/technical instructional support involving the use of scientific, technical, and/or academic knowledge, materials, and techniques. Positions plan and conduct experiments and demonstrations in a formal course work setting in a non-scientific discipline such as arts, humanities, social sciences, vocational programs, etc.; or provide instructional support to science-related undergraduate courses requiring knowledge of a scientific discipline, electronics, and/or engineering; or serve as a field program assistant including planning and conducting programs, meetings, seminars, and other activities associated with a cooperative extension or research program (such as in the areas of meal planning, food buying, family budgeting, sanitation procedures, food preservation, clothing construction, family communications, consumer education, or 4-H youth and community development). Responsibilities typically include assisting faculty in the development of programs of instruction. Duties require limited design/development work such as modifying and/or adapting existing experiments and demonstrations, or implementing new experiments or demonstrations using standard techniques and procedures.
Prepares equipment, materials, and solutions for classwork projects; prepares demonstrations as requested by instructors; assists instructor with lecture and laboratory material; conducts laboratory or lecture demonstrations; confers with instructor in establishing and developing assignments;
Plans laboratory assignments and schedules;
Assists and advises students in laboratory assignments or in discipline subject matter; writes, edits or modifies laboratory handouts or manuals; modifies experiments; advises instructors of potential problems with existing programs;
Operates and performs routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; instructs students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment;
Monitors laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assists in the development of safe laboratory procedures;
Estimates quantity and quality of supplies and materials needed; orders equipment and supplies for the course; follows through with purchasing department or procurement of supplies; maintains adequate stock levels;
Organizes, promotes, coordinates, and conducts specific programs with adults or youth including letter writing, telephoning, public speaking, training, counseling, and public relations work; teaches technical subject matter in areas such as home economics, agriculture, and community development;
Conducts literature searches and assists in determining most suitable methods to be used in research;
Prepares progress reports concerning research activities; assembles, organizes, and interprets data; performs photography in conjunction with experiments; prepares data for computer input; interprets computer output; assists in writing reports;
Performs other work as required;
May teach laboratory portion of selected classes;
May direct the work of others.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Bachelor’s degree with major study in specific instructional area.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 255K Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 3, 4784 Scientific Instructional Technician I; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.