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Posted
January 16, 2019
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Position
2019-2020 Upper School Science Laboratory Assistant (Part-Time)
Description
About Francis Parker School:
Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1250 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
Job Description:
Supports Upper School Science teachers by preparing items for requested class labs and demonstrations; maintains online chemical inventory and disposes of used chemicals according to Federal, State & local safety guidelines; maintains an inventory of prep rooms and supplies such as glassware, kits, media and tools regularly required for labs; may assist with research for new equipment and research for labs. This is approximately a 42-week (10-month), part-time position working 30 hours per week.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Prepares labs as requested by teachers by gathering items needed and placing in appropriate location for efficient use by students and teachers.
• After completion of a lab, puts away supplies, cleans glassware and other equipment and disposes of chemical or biological materials following safety guidelines.
• Using California Public School Guidelines, OSHA Guidelines, California CCR Title 22 appendix X and Flinn Science Catalogue and Reference Manual, disposes of treated used chemicals or holds properly marked containers of used chemicals for professional disposal by approved hazardous waste company. Works with Director of Risk and Asset Management for the school for disposal matters.
• Is the Environmental or Regulatory Compliance Associate for the Science Department, ensuring that the proper protocols for storage, handling, training, labeling, are followed and maintained.
• Maintains and updates online chemical inventory (currently Flinn Chemventory) and works with head of Maintenance and Director of Risk and Asset Management when hazardous waste disposal is needed. Ensures all documentation is complete and on file for regulatory agencies to review.
• Monitors regularly used supplies, submits requisitions for replacement or new items using WebPortal Purchasing system for Department Chair and appropriate approval and purchasing by procurement Office.
• Checks in purchased items and submits packing lists to Accounts Receivable/ Business Office. In the event of errors may reconcile discrepancies with vendor and/or Procurement Office.
• Shops for and purchases, by using school issued credit card, local items requested by teachers for immediate use - i.e. dry ice, produce or live items for Biology, AP Biology, Physiology, Chemistry and Marine Science.
• Prepares lab set-ups in advance for Summer School Chemistry Advanced, working with the teacher to provide adequate supplies and easy access and order for approximately 20 labs.
• Reconciles monthly credit card statements and receipts for approval by Department Chair. May assist department Chair in reconciling budget information for the Science department.
• May occasionally assist teachers with researching new equipment and supplies or specific labs.

Qualifications:
• Completion of two years of college with major course work in biology, chemistry or related field of science and two years of work experience that demonstrates knowledge in chemistry and biology. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Experience working in chemistry or biology stockroom or laboratory setting.
• Previous environmental compliance and hazardous waste disposal training or the ability to complete training within 6 months of employment.
• Familiarity with California Public School Guidelines, OSHA Guidelines, California CCR Title 22 appendix X and Flinn Science Catalogue and Reference Manual preferred.
• Experience working with High School-aged children.
• Strong computer skills.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to meet established deadlines.
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to work independently.

Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.

Non-Discrimination:
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Application Process:
A cover letter, resume, transcripts and application should be submitted electronically to:
[email protected]
http://francisparker.org/page/about-us-/employment
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