Laboratory Technician II - Biology

Walnut, California (US)
September 04 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

Laboratory Technician II - Biology

Natural Sciences

100% time, 12 months per year

Current hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


SALARY: Initial placement, $53,496- $68,278 annually





Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on September 20, 2018, are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter addressing how duties & responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications are met.

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents).

5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.



College contributes $10,946 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.


*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.




DEFINITION - Under general supervision, provides instructional support services for faculty and students of the Biological Sciences program; prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, instructional materials, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to the Biological Sciences program.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED - Receives general supervision from the Dean, Natural Sciences. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. Provides technical and functional direction and training to student workers.


CLASS CHARACTERISTICS - This is the full journey-level in the Laboratory Technician – Biological Sciences class series. Incumbents at this level are capable of performing the full range of activities related to biological sciences programs. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Incumbents use independent judgment in carrying out assigned laboratory activities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, analytical methods and quality control/quality assurance procedures associated with assigned responsibilities. This classification is distinguished from other laboratory technicians by having subject matter expertise in biological sciences.



Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in biology or related field, and three (3) years of experience working in a classroom, laboratory, or similar setting, or two (2) years of experience equivalent to the Laboratory Technician I – Biological Sciences. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is desirable.


TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Any further inquiries or assistance is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789-1399 or call us at (909) 274-4225 or via email at All required information must be submitted online.


Please visit Mt. SAC’s employment site for position details and to apply.


We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.


Mt. San Antonio College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

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