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Science Technician - Wellington Point State High School , Education

Queensland Government - Wellington Point, QLD

Biotech, R&D, Science
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An opportunity exists for a dedicated and dynamic individual to join our science department in a permanent part-time capacity for 5 days per week. Experience working within a school is highly desirable. This role consists of 29 hours per week.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Sciences
Classification TO2, TO3
Workplace Location Brisbane - East
Job ad reference QLD/SER370864/21P
Closing date 11-May-2021
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Fortnightly salary
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Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Deanne Wallwork
Contact details (07) 3820 4222
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About Wellington Point State High School

Wellington Point State High, located in the beautiful Redland Bay area. Wellington Point is a waterfront suburb that is close to Brisbane yet retains a relaxed coastal atmosphere. Our school is an integral part of a close-knit, family-oriented community.

We pride ourselves on our values and strive to always be respectful, united, dynamic, selfless and determined. These values underpin our daily thoughts, behaviour and actions.

Our school offers modern 21st century learning supported by excellent resources and facilities. We provide a broad curriculum designed to nurture every student's interests and potential, including elite academic, sporting and arts programs.

Your Opportunity

Duties include working as a team with two other Science Technicians. Safe handling of chemical materials and working with science teaching staff on their needs for practical work. Providing support with student demonstrations and setting up equipment for practical classroom use.

Maintaining the Science Workshop ensuring scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories are kept in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner.

Your Role

As the Science Technician, you will have responsibility for but not limited to the following:

  • Prepare, distribute and set up samples/demonstrations, class sets of equipment and associated scientific materials for practical teaching laboratory use.
  • Prepare chemical solutions of known concentration from bulk supplies including concentrated acids, stains and media and manufacture simple glassware/general equipment for preparation-laboratory and teaching-laboratory use.
  • Work independently in a science laboratory, recognising, anticipating and safely managing chemical hazards.
  • Maintain scientific teaching resources, classrooms, storerooms, preparation rooms and laboratories in a clean, safe, orderly and secure manner.
  • Maintain a safe chemical/laboratory waste storage/handling/preparation/disposal system in accordance with departmental guidelines, including labelling, secure storage, calibration and control of equipment and apparatus and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Collect off campus scientific materials, science resources and field samples and collect and care for flora and fauna within the science department, in accordance with current handling and prevention of cruelty regulations.
A mandatory requirement of this role is:
  • TO2 appointees must have at a minimum, possession of a diploma qualification relevant to the tasks outlined, from a recognised tertiary institution or qualification which, in the opinion of the Director-General, Department of Education or delegate is acceptable.
To apply please attach the following:
  • 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 the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Information Package for Applicants

Role Description

Queensland Government