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Specialist, Biology Lab (PT)

Apply now Title: Specialist, Biology Lab (PT)
Job no: 493793
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Categories: Staff
Hiring Range: $16.32 - $20.40

Job Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining and organizing the campus biology laboratories and assisting Biology faculty and staff whenever needed. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field and 2 years’ experience* Or a combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Hiring Range: $16.32 - $20.40

Job Specific Task List:

Essential Job Duties

1. Organizes and maintains campus biology labs including anatomical models, microscopes, posters, prepared slides, and all other lab supplies and equipment.

2. Performs regular inventories of lab supplies and equipment. Reports shortages or missing items to administration. Takes appropriate steps to secure inventory and equipment from loss. 

3. Arranges for general upkeep and repair of all lab equipment.

4. Orders and maintains supplies used in all Biology labs. Maintains an updated and ongoing list of suppliers and supplies needed. 

5. Assists with the preparation, set-up, take down, and storages of all materials used for student lab exercises and exams. 

6. Disposes of biohazards, sharps, and glass in compliance with established college and regulatory policies and procedures. 

7. Maintains updated and ongoing Material Safety Data Sheet binders. Conforms to all OSHA standards for safe storage of lab supplies. 

8. Maintains tanks and all lab plants. 

9. Oversees duties of assigned student worker assistant.

Standard Job Duties

10. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Type: Part-Time (less than 1,000 hours)

If part time, hours per week: up to 20

Equipment Requirements for part time, casual, adjunct and instructor positions: 

It is HACC’s expectation that candidates selected for this role will provide their own technology equipment.

Your own computer (Windows, Linux, or Macintosh desktop or laptop) with current web browser installed (Firefox, Edge, Safari, Chrome)

Access to broadband internet connection at all times during employment (DSL, 4G/LTE, FIOS, Satellite, or Cable/Xfinity/Comcast

Equipment/technology which enables you to communicate synchronously during meetings and other events, such as USB Headset, speaker and microphone, captioning services, adaptive technology, assistive devices, etc.

If you are not able to meet the equipment requirements listed above and are selected for the role, you can request a special accommodation. Our ability to grant your request will be based on documented need and inventory availability.



About Us:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our Diversity Statement: As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

Our Core Values: A Circle of Caring

Caring by Creating Our Future Together
  • We work together to shape and build our preferred future.
  • We encourage and celebrate creativity and innovation.
  • We set high goals and strive to achieve them.
  • We strive to provide exceptional service to all who help shape our future.
Caring for Each Other
  • We are gateways to student success and opportunity.
  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and equity-mindedness in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • >We are growth-minded, believing that each of us is capable of learning, developing and growing to support our mission.
Caring by Doing What is Right
  • We are honest and hold each other and ourselves to the highest ethical standards.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communications.
  • We are transparent about our decisions as individuals and teams.
  • We embrace broad engagement in the shared governance process.


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