Science Technician - Varsity College

$23,928 - $32,204 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Varsity Lakes QLD 4227, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2021

Job Description

South East Region, State Schools Division

Are you an exceptional Science Technician? As a Science Technician at Varsity College, you will contribute to the effective and efficient management of our science department by providing technical and administration support to the Head of Department and teachers.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification TO2, TO3
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/SER369197/21T
Closing date 26-Apr-2021
Yearly salary $23928 - $32204
Fortnightly salary $917.20 - $1234.40
Job duration Until 17 September 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Sharon Schultz
Contact details (07) 5562 3575
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About Varsity College

At Varsity College our rich and rigorous academic programs position our students to achieve outstanding results, and graduate well prepared for success beyond school. Varsity College offers students, Prep - 12, the opportunity to be immersed in a learning environment that is highly supportive of success, and personal and academic growth.

We are passionate about providing the best for our students. In return, we expect their best, and our 'high expectations' culture is important to all members of our college community. We are looking for a passionate professional who is committed to helping our students successfully achieve, no matter what it takes.

Your Role

As the Science Technician, you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Preparation, distribution and set up of samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical teaching laboratory use.
  • Preparation of chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies for preparation-laboratory and teaching-laboratory use.
  • Working independently in a science laboratory, recognising, anticipating and safely managing chemical hazards.
  • Maintaining scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner.
  • Assisting science teaching staffwith demonstrations, instruction of students on use/care of equipment during science experiments and field trips and the application of safety measures.

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. 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.

Contact Name: Sharon Schultz, Executive Principal (07) 5562 3575

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief 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.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.