Science Technician - Kingston State College

$59,822 - $80,511 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Logan Central QLD 4114, Australia
  • 03 May, 2021

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Science Technician position at Kingston State College! This role consists of 36.25 hrs per week over 5 days to contribute to the effective and efficient management of the school science department by providing administration and technical support to the respective Heads of Department, teachers and laboratory staff of the school science department.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary

Position Type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification TO2, TO3

Workplace Location Logan - Beaudesert

Job ad reference QLD/SER371172/21T

Closing date 16-May-2021

Yearly salary $59822 - $80511

Fortnightly salary $2293.00 - $3086.00

Job duration Immediate start until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined

Contact person Joanne Manthey

Contact details (07) 3826 1333

About Kingston State College
Kingston State College consists of two dynamic campuses - a 7 to 12 State High School and our Re-Engagement Centre - Kingston Learning College.

The College boasts ample playing fields and courts, a gymnasium, its own swimming pool, a Community Hall and Furnishing Trade Training Centre.

Your Role
As the Science Technician, you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical teaching laboratory use
  • Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for preparation-laboratory and teaching-laboratory use
  • Work independently in a science laboratory, recognising, anticipating and safely managing chemical hazards
  • Maintain scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms, and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner
  • Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, calibration and control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Collect off-campus scientific materials, science resources and field samples and collect and care for flora and fauna within the science department, in accordance with current handling and prevention of cruelty regulations
  • Maintain a system for recording allocation and usage of materials and equipment, establishing a priority system where necessary
    Organise and prioritise daily variation of tasks to flexibly support student learning outcomes
  • Operate laboratory equipment/apparatus and perform routine operator maintenance/instrument calibrations as required, in compliance with the manufacturer specifications
  • Assist science teaching staff and senior laboratory staff with demonstrations, instruction of students on use/care of equipment during science experiments and field trips and the application of safety measures
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking by solving problems and assisting to identify learning opportunities, in conjunction with the Teacher/HOD
  • Provide and promote quality advice to science teaching staff on their needs for practical work, focusing on the technical components of the curriculum, including STEM initiatives
  • Assist in promoting and implementing various STEM initiatives, to increase student engagement and STEM pathways
  • Develop maintenance procedures, and carry out simple maintenance of science equipment, services and materials. Report loss and damage to equipment and services, and arrange repairs and replacements
  • Other duties, consistent with the responsibilities of the role.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

TO2 appointees must have at a minimum, possession of a diploma qualification relevant to the tasks outlined, from a recognised tertiary institution or qualification which, in the opinion of the Director-General, Department of Education, or delegate is acceptable.

This is a TO2 progression position as per the Role Description. The successful applicant will be appointed to the TO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the TO3 (QLD Public Service Officers and Other Employees Award – State 2015) once specific criteria have been met or demonstrated. The salary rate shown is reflective of TO2 to TO3 classification range.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A maximum 1-page resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.