LAKE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
invites applications for the position of:
Technical Aide - Horticulture
SALARY: $2,724.00 - $3,061.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 09/03/13 CLOSING DATE: CLOSED 09/25/13 04:31 PM
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for working with students and faculty in a team approach on student activities such as drill, practice, and research after instruction has been given by the technical instructor. Provide hands-on experience with specific technical manuals, resources and equipment in a class/lab setting under the guidance of the instructor. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the occupational area by industry visits, reading, trade shows, and other appropriate activities. This position is dependent upon enrollment and reports directly to the course instructor.
- Interpret and clarify technical information and program materials related to the horticulture program; follow and interpret policies, procedures, standard practices as they pertain to instruction and the college as a whole
- Add to the knowledge and skills taught in specific curriculum units with the instructor for use in the classroom or lab
- Coordinate instructional remediation with technical support staff; administer hands-on skill tests; re-teach technical hands-on skills; monitor student projects or job workmanship
- Monitor for correct safety, sanitation and/or hazardous waste practices as appropriate
- Provide greenhouse operations support including plant maintenance, pest and disease control strategies; treat greenhouses for pests as needed, using required pesticide spray equipment; this may include maintaining plants during school breaks and occasional weekends
- Demonstrate industry practices, attitudes, and procedures to students; maintain currency with industry practices and strengthen relationships with related professional associations, gardening clubs, local nurseries and horticulture experts
- Provide support necessary to the horticulture program to maintain technical supplies, tools, and systems of shop or classroom organization regarding instruction, purchasing, inventory, and/or abatement
- Develop and maintain industry internship and work experience sites and monitor student progress as directed by instructor; compile and communicate industry job opportunities and events to students and alumni
- Provide leadership in repair and construction of occupational training devices
- Assist with planning and supervision of labs
- Maintain currency with industry practices; attend advisory committee meetings and perform advisory committee curriculum related assignments
- Provide support for program related activities such as special projects, plant sales, trips, and garden shows
- Supervise instructional assistants, workstudy students, temporary help and summer helpers
- Maintain program website, social media, and learning management system for all courses
- Other related duties as assigned
- Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality
- High school diploma or GED with two years minimum experience in horticulture or a graduate of a horticulture program
- Proficient in understanding, interpreting, and explaining the vocabulary/nomenclature specific to the occupational area and in performing the specific occupational skills taught in the curriculum
- Ability to work independently and communicate well with staff, students, and vendors; ability to work with cultural and age diverse populations
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficient computer skills and knowledge of office practices procedures; ability to prioritize tasks and time efficiently
- Possess a current First Aid/CPR card and pesticide applicator’s license or willingness to obtain same within 30 days of employment
- Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) designation preferred or willingness to obtain within first year of employment
- Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual
Salary range is $2724.00 to $3061.00 per month; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Working hours may vary, but are typically between the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials.
All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
TECHNICAL AIDE - HORTICULTURE
JA Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations for the application process should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 TDD.
Interview Process: Applicants whose backgrounds best match the position's essential functions and qualifications are generally contacted for interview by phone or email 2 to 4 weeks after the position closes.
Equal Opportunity: Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to employment applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at (425) 739-8212.
Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation proving eligibility to work in the United State by completing an Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) within three days of employment.