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SCCC REFERENCE #: 21-20

DATE: September 14, 2021

TITLE: Professional Assistant I - Earth & Space Sciences

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden

START DATE: January 24, 2022

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full Time

RANK: Faculty

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

 

The Earth & Space Sciences Professional Assistant I (PAI) manages and coordinates the ESS prep rooms, observatory, planetarium and all associated day-time laboratory classrooms on the Ammerman Campus. The successful candidate must be able to prep the full spectrum of geology and astronomy courses and should be familiar with both traditional and computer-based laboratory instruction. The Professional Assistant should demonstrate outstanding organization skills and a thorough knowledge of the topics covered in geology, astronomy, and meteorology laboratory sections. Recent experience in a science educational laboratory environment is desirable.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in laboratory teaching, professional development, and service. The successful candidate will also demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to the integration of new technologies and new laboratory learning opportunities into the curriculum. Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Implement the NY State Department of Labor Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) OSHA and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations and maintain a safe laboratory environment for both faculty and students.
  2. Maintaining a clean, organized, accessible, well-supplied, and safe learning environment.
  3. Maintain inventory and assist with budget preparation and take the lead on ordering supplies.
  4. Serve as curator of all geologic specimens and maps.
  5. Perform routine maintenance for astronomical, geological, and meteorological equipment.
  6. Coordinate day and evening, summer, fall, and spring laboratory sessions. 
  7. Provide technical assistance to geology, astronomy, and meteorology courses, including the set-up and breakdown of lab materials.
  8. Facilitate phase-in of new equipment.
  9. Collaborate with instructors to design and plan the lab topic schedule and integrate all laboratory curricular changes for the academic year. Coordinate with classroom faculty to promote “good lab practices” and a safe learning environment.
  10. Maintain working knowledge of discipline-specific software to install, configure, and set up for the faculty. 
  11. Participate in departmental, campus, and College committees.

 The Earth & Space Sciences Professional Assistant I (PAI) manages and coordinates the ESS prep rooms, observatory, planetarium and all associated day-time laboratory classrooms on the Ammerman Campus. The successful candidate must be able to prep the full spectrum of geology and astronomy courses and should be familiar with both traditional and computer-based laboratory instruction. The Professional Assistant should demonstrate outstanding organization skills and a thorough knowledge of the topics covered in geology, astronomy, and meteorology laboratory sections. Recent experience in a science educational laboratory environment is desirable.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in laboratory teaching, professional development, and service. The successful candidate will also demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to the integration of new technologies and new laboratory learning opportunities into the curriculum. Specific responsibilities will include:

  1. Implement the NY State Department of Labor Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) OSHA and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations and maintain a safe laboratory environment for both faculty and students.
  2. Maintaining a clean, organized, accessible, well-supplied, and safe learning environment.
  3. Maintain inventory and assist with budget preparation and take the lead on ordering supplies.
  4. Serve as curator of all geologic specimens and maps.
  5. Perform routine maintenance for astronomical, geological, and meteorological equipment.
  6. Coordinate day and evening, summer, fall, and spring laboratory sessions. 
  7. Provide technical assistance to geology, astronomy, and meteorology courses, including the set-up and breakdown of lab materials.
  8. Facilitate phase-in of new equipment.
  9. Collaborate with instructors to design and plan the lab topic schedule and integrate all laboratory curricular changes for the academic year. Coordinate with classroom faculty to promote “good lab practices” and a safe learning environment.
  10. Maintain working knowledge of discipline-specific software to install, configure, and set up for the faculty. 
  11. Participate in departmental, campus, and College committees.

 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

A Bachelor’s degree in geology or astronomy or a closely related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.  Must have experience in a laboratory setting, either industrial or college.



HIRING SALARY:

 

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

 

The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.



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Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
vargasc@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4950

or

Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
walkerd@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4051

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Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Email: InfoLongIsland@dhr.ny.gov
Also see: https://dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint

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New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
Also see: https://www.eeoc.gov/field/newyork/charge.cfm

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