State of Washington Classified Job Specification
INSTRUCTION & CLASSROOM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN 3
Coordinates instructional support activities in a basic or applied science teaching program. Coordinates support services for a variety of courses; provides professional/technical support requiring knowledge of a scientific discipline, electronics and/or engineering.
Senior-level class responsible for coordinating instructional support activities, designing/developing instructional support programs or designing and constructing equipment. Under general direction, provides support to courses requiring an emphasis in complex design and development tasks such as developing experiments/demonstrations where only general theoretical concepts are identified, designing instructional support applications based on current research findings.
Inspects, tests, adjusts and does major repair of scientific and laboratory support equipment;
Develops scientific instructional programs, demonstration models and laboratory procedures in conjunction with assigned faculty/teacher;
Designs, constructs and tests equipment used for lecture demonstrations or laboratory experiments;
Coordinates the scientific preparation for laboratory programs and field-oriented courses using safety procedures in handling hazardous materials such as acids, pesticides, radiation, etc.;
Coordinates laboratory support, maintenance and store room functions;
Evaluates equipment specifications and makes purchase recommendations;
Provides training for students and faculty in a specialty area such as a specific computer software program, holography, ceramics, manufacturing and microbiological techniques, and methods of biochemical analysis, etc.;
Maintains computerized inventory;
Performs the duties of Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2;
Acts as coordinator of shop or laboratory controlling all equipment, chemicals and use of space;
Designs/develops computer software for use in analytical laboratory courses;
May direct assigned personnel;
May teach laboratory portion of selected classes;
Performs related duties as required.
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.
A Bachelor's Degree with major study in a basic applied science
two years of full-time experience as an Instruction & Classroom Support Technician 2 or equivalent.
Class Specification History
New Class: 10-12-73
Revise Code, Title & Class: 11-13-75
Revise Title & Class: 6-17-83
Revise Class: 3-3-89
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Scientific Instructional Technician II), class code (formerly 4785), definition, distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work and desirable qualifications effective July 1, 2007.