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Lab Technician
Title:Lab Technician
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 301/DS0058/8

Salary Range:  $51,977

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 801 North Capital Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. Incumbents must manage lab inventory, lab equipment, maintain the overall condition of the labs, prepare labs for all assigned lab classes and hours as determined by semester course schedule; Incumbents will be required to prepare lab group settings for students to conduct experiments, using lab safety policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare materials and assemble, disassemble, clean and store equipment needed for individual and group laboratory experiments for labs being conducted in the program, which include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, Nutrition and/ or Integrated Science labs or any other labs for other affiliated courses in the department.
  • Schedule preparation of lab experiments.
  • Store and dispose of hazardous wastes using safety procedures.
  • Assist in informing faculty and staff of proper hazardous waste disposal procedures.
  • Monitor the regular inspection of lab equipment
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets in an organized, accessible fashion.
  • Enforce lab safety codes in all science lab areas to assure student and employee safety.
  • Communicate with science faculty regarding special needs and maintenance of laboratory facilities.
  • Maintain inventory system of all science supplies and special equipment
  • Coordinate purchasing of all science supplies and special equipment with division director.
  • Coordinate maintenance of laboratory equipment (service or replace).
  • Make appropriate recommendations for cost effective utilization of allocated resources.
  • Maintain a reference library of scientific catalogs, instruction manuals, keys, troubleshooting guides, and operation and parts manuals for laboratory equipment and models as requested.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.
Other Duties 
  • Assist with supervision of student workers.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Food Science, Food Nutrition, Microbiology, Physics, or in any of the related courses.
  • Prior laboratory work experience or must demonstrate evidence of having sound laboratory skills in the subject area, and/or corporate/industry training.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.


Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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