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Science Technician - Ipswich State High School

Queensland Department of Education - Ipswich, QLD

Biotech, R&D, Science
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Ipswich State High School is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join the team as Science Technician. As the Science Technician, you will contribute to the effective and efficient management of the school science department by providing technical and administration support to the respective Head of Department, teachers and laboratory staff of the school science department and work independently within guidelines, general directions and instructions, performing responsible tasks associated with the efficient operation of the school science department.

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About Ipswich State High School

Ipswich State High School is a vibrantly growing school of 2000+ students boasting an award-winning STEM program and an opportunity for hands on laboratory experiment preparation and working with a culturally diverse student and staff community.

Your Role

As the Science Technician, you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical teaching laboratory use.
  • Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for preparation-laboratory and teaching-laboratory use.
  • Work independently in a science laboratory, recognising, anticipating and safely managing chemical hazards.
  • Maintain scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner.
  • Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, calibration and control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Please refer to the Role Description for a full list of 'Your Role'

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: Kelly Brown, Human Resources (07) 3813 4419

Closing Date: Thursday, 24 June 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.

Occupational group Sciences