Instructional Support Specialist II-DSPS (Biology, Chemistry, Health) (College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka CA)

Instructional Support Specialist II-DSPS (Biology, Chemistry, Health) (College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka CA)

16 May 2019

Instructional Support Specialist II-DSPS (Biology, Chemistry, Health) (College of the Redwoods 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka CA)

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Under the technical direction of one or more members of the faculty or an instructional administrator, provides assistance to students involved in various laboratory settings designed to further their knowledge in a specific discipline and/or enhance understanding of unique learning styles. Designs and administers homework, test, or simulation situations to support learning and student lab requirements.

This position provides instructional support for students in Biology, Chemistry and Health Occupations classes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Works with students individually or in class-sized groups to enhance their learning often based on an individual education plan (IEP) or information derived from assessments. Provides direct assistance in the use of equipment and materials needed for instruction as well as orienting students to the laboratory. Sets up established laboratory and/or alternative learning experiences for students as required by course outline, faculty direction, or IEP.

Assesses student learning habits and needs, then devises learning plans and exercises using multiple media to meet those needs.

Assists students and small groups in the development of study skills that contribute to their ability to maintain pace in the classroom and enhance understanding or comprehension of subject matter.

May develop and/or receive instructional modules from faculty members, then instruct individuals and small groups using a tutorial format.

Administers homework assignments, learning simulations, tests (which may include diagnostic tests designed to identify learning style), and quizzes to students as provided by instructors. Corrects tests and homework and assigns grades based on instructor's guidelines, reviewing corrected tests and homework results with students.

Acquires, maintains and inventories equipment, supplies, computer peripherals and software, and written materials required for student instructional needs. Performs repairs on equipment and learning assistance devices. Checks out and maintains control over tools, equipment, supplies, materials used by students. May be required to maintain contact with appropriate vendors.

Over the telephone or in person provides students, staff, instructors and public with information relating to specific programs. May take messages for students or instructors who are working in the area. May copy materials for distribution for students.

Maintains records of laboratory activity, including typing forms or inputting data or otherwise retaining information regarding the acquisition, maintenance and distribution of tools, equipment, materials, supplies, and/or written materials.

Provides for the general cleanliness and security of the laboratory or work area. Handles and disposes of harmful or hazardous materials according to specific instructions relating to their disposal. Participates in providing for a safe environment for the conduct of the laboratory. Reports maintenance problems as they occur.

Oversees the work of student helpers. Coordinates their activities in support of the instructional goals. Trains student helpers in appropriate technical aspects of their work. May maintain records for pay purposes.

May provide instruction to individuals and small groups on special subjects. Develops materials to support instruction.

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Knowledge and Skills

The position requires knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of the assigned subject area (e.g., accounting, sciences, language, and writing). Requires a working knowledge of instructional methods and techniques. Requires a working knowledge of instructional methods and techniques for students who may have unique learning needs and styles. Requires a working knowledge of learning or simulation laboratory procedures, organization, equipment, tests, experiments, and simulations. Requires sufficient reading, math, and writing skills to perform individual and small group tutoring. Requires sufficient human relations skill to facilitate learning with small groups and to convey technical concepts to others. Requires sensitivity to the needs and needs and behavior of student of various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds.


Requires the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position including deliver instruction to small groups, design and set up laboratory assignments, experiments, simulations, and tests, as well as student projects. Must be able to maintain the learning or simulation lab and equipment in a safe and organized manner. Requires the ability to instruct students in the use of learning assistance equipment and programs. Requires the ability to perform routine record keeping and report writing duties. Must be able to organize and prioritize work and manage time effectively. Must be able to communicate in both formal and informal setting with students, instructors, and other interested parties. Must be able to coordinate the activities of work study students.

Physical Abilities

Requires sufficient ambulatory to move to work stations. Requires good arm, hand, finger dexterity in order to use a personal computer keyboard and other office equipment. Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings. Requires visual acuity to read numbers and words and to observe students perform tests and assignments.

Education and Experience

The position requires an Associates degree and two years of experience in a laboratory, learning support, or equivalent environment. Additional higher education may substitute for experience.


1230 Hours/Year, 10 Months/Year

Salary Grade



$16.58 - $23.09/Hour


Human Resources

707 476-4140

Posting Number


Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

In an effort to compensate new classified employees for relevant previous employment experience, the Human Resources/Equal Employment Officer is authorized to determine an initial salary placement not higher than step 5 of the salary schedule per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The salary range indicated is reflective of a 14-step salary schedule.

Application Process

Required Materials

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You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position

2. Professional resume

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned.

Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 11:59 p.m. on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.

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