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Science Center Technician

Reports to: Regional Administrator
Organizational Unit: Learning Development

Classification: Classified, IV

Job Summary:

Assists in the assembly and circulation of science project kits and other materials to area educators and school districts.  Supports various functions related to the operation of the Science Materials Center.


  1. High school graduate
  2. One year of clerical or related job experience
  3. Valid Iowa’s driver license

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists in the assembly and circulation of science project kits and other materials in accordance with established schedules and/or as requested.
  2. Assists with project inventory procedures.
  3. Assists with the maintenance and refurbishing of kits and materials in accordance with the established guidelines.
  4. Follows database systems to ensure accurate recordkeeping of kits, teachers, schools and materials.
  5. Travels to schools and other sites to facilitate the pick up, delivery and/or maintenance of science kits or supplies.
  6. Provides courteous customer service to project teachers and administrators.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in projects, committees or activities to support the mission of the program, region, unit, and Agency.
  2. Participates in staff development and professional growth activities.
  3. Assists with the planning and organization of inservices.
  4. Processes mailings to school districts.
  5. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships.
  2. Ability to function effectively as a team member.
  3. Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  4. Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
  5. Ability to read and interpret multiple database records and schedules, and demonstrate accuracy in inventory accounting.
  6. Knowledge of general office practices and machines.
  7. Skilled in use of small tools and power tools.
  8. Ability to convey a positive and professional image to staff and public.
  9. Sufficient keyboarding, word processing, and data base skills.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to travel to schools and other sites as needed.
  2. Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  3. Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to use small hand tools including but not limited to hot glue gun, screwdriver, wire stripper and hammer.
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, copy machines, typewriters, telephones.
  5. Normal, routine levels of bending, carrying, climbing, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking.
  6. EOE/M-F-H-V