UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNICIAN 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7784 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide instructional support services to scientific instructional programs. Prepare, modify and/or develop instructional programs, teaching aids, materials and equipment associated with classroom and laboratory instruction in undergraduate and graduate level courses. Work may be performed in a variety of disciplines using chemical, microscopic, cytologic, physical (electrical/mechanical) or biologic and bacteriologic procedures and analyses. This series is distinguished from others by its primary emphasis on science instructional support activities.

BASIC FUNCTION

In a basic or applied science teaching program, provide professional/technical support requiring knowledge of a scientific discipline, electronics and/or engineering.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, provide instructional support to science-related undergraduate courses requiring limited design/development work such as modifying/adapting existing experiments/demonstrations, implementing new experiments or demonstrations using standard techniques/procedures.

TYPICAL WORK

Plan laboratory assignments and schedules; assist in the development of demonstration models; prepare and conduct laboratory or lecture demonstrations;

Determine need for materials, equipment and instruments necessary for assigned course load; order or procure necessary items within budgetary limitations;

Construct apparatus used in demonstrations; prepare and set up equipment and materials for laboratory experiments using safety procedures in handling hazardous materials such as acids, pesticides, radiation, etc.;

Search literature to determine methods to improve laboratory techniques and the teaching of scientific principles to students;

Assist/advise students in laboratory assignments or in discipline subject matter; write, edit or modify laboratory handouts or manuals; modify experiments; advise instructors of potential problems with existing programs;

Operate, and perform routine maintenance and repair tasks on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; instruct students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment;

Order and dispense supplies, equipment and materials; maintain records;

Monitor laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assist in the development of safe laboratory procedures;

May provide direction to others;

May assist in grant proposal preparation; may administer course or grant budgets; i.e., monitoring expenditures, preparing reports, etc.;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

A Bachelor's Degree with major study in a basic or applied science

OR

an equivalent combination of training, formal education and/or research, training or service laboratory operations experience.

New Class: 11-13-75
Revise Title & Class: 6-17-83
Revise Class: 3-3-89
New to SEIU: 11-16-02

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05