Department of Geography and the Environment
Laboratory Tech IV (Geography)
Posting Number: 00060SA
Title: Laboratory Tech IV (Geography)
Department: Geography and the Environment
Location: New Westminster Campus/Coquitlam
Salary Range: $46,264/year (with increments up to a max of
Position Type: Support Staff – Regular
Posting Type: Internal/External
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
What Douglas Offers: DO what you love. Be good at
it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a
philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices
and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to
make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we
do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join
us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.
The Role: The Lab Technician IV contributes to
the success of Douglas College and its community of learners by
providing laboratory instruction, evaluation and supervision of
students in the Geography Faculty. The Lab Technician IV also
provides exceptional client-centred service on a consistent
basis to all stakeholder groups.
1. Provides laboratory instruction and
demonstration related to college geography courses.
a. instructs students with respect to the laboratory component
of college geography courses in the laboratory and during
b. demonstrates the correct use of computers and equipment in
c. instructs students with respect to safety procedures;
d. supervises students in the laboratory, ensuring compliance
with safety procedures;
e. develops and implements strategies to facilitate student
2. Evaluates student work and performance in relation to
a. evaluates written work submitted by students as well as the
performance of students in the laboratory in relation to
laboratory requirements of courses;
b. assesses and assigns final laboratory grades;
c. provides additional assistance to students, outside of
regularly scheduled laboratory times, in relation to course
3. Prepares materials for use in the laboratory.
a. assesses new information and determines its relative value
in relation to facilitating student learning in the
b. sets and evaluates laboratory quizzes and exams;
c. maintains, updates and arranges for printing of laboratory
d. creates and/or initiates the development of supplementary
instructional materials such as posters, information sheets,
e. researches, designs and writes experiments for student use.
4. Performs other related duties.
a. creates, maintains and updates report sheets;
b. maintains records of geography laboratory grades;
c. sets up laboratory equipment and demonstrations and ensures
equipment is in good working order;
d. participates as a discipline member in the revision of
laboratory materials and manuals;
e. maintains currency with respect to geography and geography
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:
1. Good working knowledge of the English language (written and
2. Bachelor’s Degree in Geography (Physical Geography preferred)
from a recognized postsecondary educational institution.
3. Excellent working knowledge of the operation and routine
maintenance of laboratory and field equipment and apparatus
together with a good working knowledge of safety measures
related to the operation of a Geography Laboratory.
4. Demonstrated ability to engage with students and accurately
explain geographic concepts including working with quantitative
data and equations.
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate courteously and
effectively in person, in writing, and over the telephone with
students, faculty, administrators, staff and the public.
6. Ability to maintain current knowledge in the field of
7. Ability to plan and coordinate support required in the
classroom, open lab and field environments.
8. Proven ability to effectively demonstrate proper laboratory
and field techniques to students.
9. Demonstrated ability to organize, operate and maintain
supplies for the open lab.
10. Ability to function effectively in field conditions,
including transporting, setting up and using field equipment.
11. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum
direct supervision as well as establish priorities and achieve
12. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and
13. Ability to work effectively in a team environment with
faculty and staff.
14. Proficiency with computers and geography related software
15. Ability to learn and apply new information
This regular full-time (35 hours per week) position is available
starting May 2, 2018. Regular hours of work are Monday to
Friday, as per the required lab schedules.
Occasional travel between campuses maybe required.
Diversity Statement: Douglas College is committed to being a
workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity
and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we
Open Date: 03/05/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: http://ift.tt/2IB5iNY
Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants must
ensure that a resume and cover letter is submitted and received
online through the Douglas College Careers site. Please ensure
your resume clearly explains how you meet the required
knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you
Qualified internal applicants shall be given first
consideration in filling this position.
All candidates selected for interview will need to bring
original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials
noted on their resume.