Science Operations Officer - Gordonvale State High School
Gordonvale State High School is a moderately sized high school of just over 850 students. We have a proud tradition of providing high quality educational opportunities across academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship areas. Our vision is for all of our students to reach their true potential, to achieve their individual goals and to make a positive contribution to their communities.
You will have responsibility for but not limited to leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks: Liaise with organisations, industries and other schools for the purpose of acquiring/sharing equipment. Liaise with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work, advising on the technical components of the curriculum and maintain a system recording allocation and usage of materials and equipment, setting a priority system where necessary. Assist science teaching staff and senior laboratory staff with demonstrations, instruction of students on use/care of equipment during science experiments and field trips and the application of safety measures.
Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical classroom use. Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media for general classroom use and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for laboratory use.
Maintain scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner. Assist with: field trip preparations that may include arranging bookings, preparing appropriate materials record keeping, stocktaking of equipment/materials within the science department and the recording of measurements databases and asset register maintenance - annual stock take, hazardous substances register, dangerous goods register, dissection register, or any other relevant registers as required by legislation preparing the science budget and maintaining a petty cash system in accordance with departmental guidelines. This is a OO2 progressional position as per the Role Description.
The successful applicant will be appointed to the OO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the OO3 level (as per QLD Public Service Award 2015) once specific criteria have been met. Salary rate shown is reflective of OO2 to OO3 classification range. To apply please provide the following information: 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 “How you will be assessed”.