Job Title:Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Assistant
Company:Dutchess Community College
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Job Description:

Dutchess Community College – Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Assistant

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About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York’s beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution’s values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community

Job Description:

Dutchess Community College is seeking an evening chemistry laboratory assistant.  Responsibilities include supervision of the evening chemistry and engineering labs; including organization, set-up and breakdown of laboratory chemicals and equipment and general maintenance of a safe working environment.  The position also requires management of the chemical storage areas and the chemical waste disposal program in accordance with EPA, OSHA and State regulations. Work is performed under the general supervision of faculty or administrative staff with some leeway allowed for the running of the laboratory and the management of the chemical storage and disposal program. Supervision is exercised over student aides and work-study aide students.


Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics needed.

Good knowledge of the safe storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals; good knowledge of the equipment and procedures used in a chemistry lab; good knowledge of the principles and terminology of chemistry as would be used at the first and second year collegiate level; good knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices: working knowledge of budgeting principles and practices; skill in repairing and maintaining laboratory equipment used in a chemistry lab; ability to effectively coordinate more than one activity at one time; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret technical material within the specific laboratory discipline; ability to keep records; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; patience; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology WITH a minimum of sixteen credits in Chemistry PLUS one year of paid work experience in a teaching or research laboratory which required the preparation and disposal of chemical substances.

NOTE: Work experience in a medical or environmental laboratory is not considered
qualifying experience.

Additional Information:

The Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Assistant position is a Civil Service competitive title, Grade 12, with the starting salary of $47,716.00. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, and a 12-month appointment.

The work schedule is 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.,

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit

Please submit resume, cover letter and professional staff application

In order to be considered for this position your will need to complete the Examination or Employment Application (.pdf). This application is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions carefully. Further information can be found under “General Exam Info” and “Important Exam Info” under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.