BSC Lab Aide - Student

Oklahoma City Community College
June 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$10.00
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Position Information

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Classification Title Student Employment Program (FWSP/STEP)

Working Title BSC Lab Aide - Student Datatel Position ID SEMA8FEDWORK1A / SEMA9STEPROG1A Annual Hours As needed or assigned not to exceed 25 hours per week Placement Range $10.00 Position Type Student Employee Job Category Student General Description

The Biology Science Center (BSC) Lab Aide will perform routine tasks required for the ongoing operation of science labs and laboratory preparation areas including the greenhouse, with supervision. This includes checking labs and then re-stocking them with proper supplies like gloves or paper towels. Lab Aides will also check labs for maintenance requirements such as leaks. This position will mostly consist of cleaning and organizing. This may include washing lab dishes like beakers, test tubes and dissection trays, cleaning out sinks, cleaning models and microscopes, weeding of plants in the greenhouse , sweeping of floors, and tidying up of general areas.

Reports To Biology Lab Supervisor What position(s) reports to this position?


Minimum Education/Experience

MUST be a current OCCC student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the fall or spring semesters or a minimum of 3 credit hours in the summer semester.


Current OCCC student with a federal work study award.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must demonstrate positive communication and human relations skills while performing work.

Must be able to adhere to policies, procedures and guidelines to assure personal safety, the safety of other personnel and safeguard laboratory equipment.

Must be able to perform duties without constant direct supervision.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium work: This position requires the person to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and frequently exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the Biology Lab to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.

This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of hands and wrists.

This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer and other office/lab equipment to perform the essential functions of the position.

This position requires the person to use upper and lower body to exert force up to 50 pounds to push, pull, grasp, and/or lift materials or equipment.

This position requires the person to perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

3. VISUAL ACUITY: This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

4. WORKING CONDITIONS This position's essential functions are performed in an indoor, office or lab setting.

This position requires the person to frequently be exposed to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and gases.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous greenhouse experience or plant knowledge

Required Training


Work Hours

10-25 hours per week with a flexible work schedule including daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Department Biology Lab Job Open Date 07/13/2023 Job Close Date 06/30/2024 Open Until Filled No HR Contact Brandon Thomas Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application.

Applicants selected for an interview shall provide the following:

1. All current college class schedules. 2. Work schedules regarding any other employment. 3. All college transcriptions not submitted in the application package. 4. References not submitted in the application package.

For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Posting Number Student, Work Study, Temporary0402724

Job Duties

Job Duties (Position Specific)

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)

Assist with administrative tasks during times scheduled in the Biology Science Center.

Understand, obey, and enforce all safety and health regulations applicable in a science laboratory. This will include, but not be limited to, State and Federal regulations concerning hazardous chemicals, infectious organisms, and blood borne pathogens.

Effectively interact and communicate with students, faculty and staff while performing duties.

Fulfill student and institutional needs by maintaining a flexible work schedule assigned by the Biology Science Center Supervisor.

Participate in required training.

Wash, rinse, dry and store laboratory glassware in designated storage areas. Clean dissection equipment including trays.

Perform routine housekeeping tasks to maintain laboratory, preparation, and stockroom areas in a clean and orderly condition. This includes cleaning of sinks.

Maintain assigned solutions and materials in laboratory areas.

Assist in the preparation and distribution of supplies and expendable materials for scheduled labs under the direction of laboratory assistants.

Assist with the preparation and disposal of laboratory media and materials under the supervision of laboratory assistants.

Assist in the maintenance of plants in the greenhouse and the cleaning of fallen plant material.

Operate laboratory equipment required for the accomplishment of the foregoing responsibilities according to established procedures.

Perform the foregoing responsibilities in accordance with established safety procedure and regulations.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC's established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

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  • Are you a current OCCC student enrolled in 6 or more credit hours (fall or spring) and 3 or more credit hours (summer)?
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