Science Technician – Emerald State High School

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An opportunity exists for a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our team. The ideal applicant will have exceptional relational skills, experience in the safe handling, storage and use of chemicals, being willing to work as part of a team and assist teaching staff in science experiment preparation, operation and clean-up. The applicant should have a sound knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety as they relate to science laboratories and be willing to promote a love of the sciences within our school community.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Mackay region
  • Yearly Salary: $59822 – $80511
  • Contact Name: Su Ling Yong
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  • Closing Date: 18-JAN-21

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About Emerald State High School

Emerald State High School caters to students from Years 7 to 12, and also provides facilities for Special Education students via the Special Education Program attached to the school campus. Emerald High offers an extensive range of subjects to cater for the varied needs of both its students and the needs of the wider community.

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 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.
  • Other duties relating to the position of Science Technician – see role description attached.

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.

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.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.