Laboratory Coordinator, Senior – (Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting)


Posting Number: 0001758


Location: Diablo Valley College


Salary: $5,762 – $7,019 per month (see special instructions for step placement)


Position Definition:


To plan and organize laboratory activities for multiple science disciplines and/or large laboratory departments; to organize, schedule and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to assist in department budget preparation and administration; to order and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments; and to coordinate the operation of department facilities and respond to critical laboratory health and safety emergencies.


Distinguishing Characteristics:


Positions in this classification are responsible for the planning, organization and preparation of large science department laboratory operations for two or more disciplines or operations with larger scope and complexity.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans and coordinates large department laboratory operations for a variety of science disciplines.

Maintains and stores a sufficient inventory of scientific supplies and equipment in laboratory facilities; procures supplies and equipment; researches products and analyzes bids; identifies need for repair or external assistance and requisitions as necessary; assembles, tests and installs new equipment and instruments.

Provides technical lead support and serves as a resource to faculty, students, and staff.

Directs or performs the timely preparation, set-up and issuing of materials, equipment and lockers for use in student laboratory demonstrations, experiments, exercises and exams.

Performs complex skilled technical duties to ensure efficient lab operations.

Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies, as required.

Recommends environmental, health and safety-related improvements and modifications in laboratory procedures and operations; establishes and enforces laboratory safety procedures; routinely inspects and/or tests safety equipment and supplies.

Monitors production of, collects, and appropriately processes hazardous waste materials and toxic chemicals resulting from laboratory classes; collects and properly stores biohazard waste.

Maintains material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products.

Provides appropriate student safety training; maintains records of training.

Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in coordination with management and faculty; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; maintains student billing records.

Coordinates workload of multiple or large department laboratories; monitors assignments of other assigned staff.

Collaborates with management and faculty to identify part-time staffing needs.

Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service effectiveness in assigned laboratories.

Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors; provides training, functional and technical supervision, and evaluation of student assistants and/or tutors; reviews and approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy and submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:





Three (3) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in assigned disciplines.



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in assigned disciplines, or the equivalent.


Knowledge Of:


Knowledge of:

Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures as used in assigned laboratory.

Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of tutoring.

Principles, practices, and applications of the assigned subject material at the level of the courses taught in the District.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student tracking software.

Educational and standard business software (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.


Skill To:




Ability To:


Skill/Ability to:

Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and related support functions with assigned academic subject area.

Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of assigned subject areas.

Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer and other equipment in the laboratory.

Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for improvement.

Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of laboratory activities.

Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of required duties.

Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized practices.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. Ability to organize, coordinate, and plan for execution of clinical activities including: generate and maintain accurate computerized records, databases, reports, and files; budget monitoring and assisting in budget preparation; interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; train and direct office assistant and students in clinic operations

2. Familiarity with all data, tools, equipment & instruments relative to the dental program and ability to ensure all are operational or arrange for service, as needed.

3. Previous experience complying with environmental health and safety regulations necessary to use and dispose of hazardous materials in a clinic environment. Experience in maintaining a HIPPA compliant office.

4. Previous experience & training to oversee the full operation of the Dental clinic from patient intake to maintaining all aspects of the daily clinic operation.

License/Certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers, and Dental Board of California approved Infection Control Certificate or willingness to be trained.


Special Instructions:


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $5,762.00 per month, second step $6,054.00 per month or third step at $6,361.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $7,019.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date: 1/13/2023


Open Until Filled: No


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