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Science Technician - Ipswich State High School

Education - Ipswich, QLD

Biotech, R&D, Science
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Full Job Description
Ipswich State High School has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated Science Technician to join our team of 3 Technicians, in a large innovative high school of 2000 students. The Science Program boasts a wide range of practical experiments that are conducted each day to enhance student engagement and learning in Science. There is a growing focus in the area of STEM/Robotics in our newly opened 2021 STEM block as well as a number of practical field trips where you maybe required to attend.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Ipswich region
Yearly Salary: $59822 - $80511
Contact Name: Ellie Green

Contact Number:
Closing Date: 12-APR-21

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About Ipswich State High School

At Ipswich State High School we pride ourselves on being able to deliver a high quality education across academic, vocational, cultural and sporting domains.

Your Role

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

Liaise with organisations, industries and other schools for the purpose of acquiring/sharing equipment.
Liaise with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work, advising on the technical components of the curriculum and maintain a system recording allocation and usage of materials and equipment, setting a priority system where necessary.
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.
Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical classroom use.Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media for general classroom use and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for laboratory use.
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 accurate records of inventory, purchases/incoming orders, arrange collection and/or receipting, unpacking, checking invoices and storage of stock, a chemical stock register and monitor chemicals and ensure provision of current Material Data Sheets.

Assist with:
field trip preparations that may include arranging bookings, preparing appropriate materials
record keeping, stocktaking of equipment/materials within the science department and the recording of measurements
databases and asset register maintenance - annual stock take, hazardous substances register, dangerous goods register, dissection register, or any other relevant registers as required by legislation
preparing the science budget and maintaining a petty cash system in accordance with departmental guidelines.

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: Jenny Shard, Business Manager (07) 3813 4488

Closing Date: Monday, 12 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.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.#LI-PRIORITYThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.