Relief Science Assistant
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 3042786 Closing Date: Jun 30, 2021 4:00 PM PDT
Employer: School District #73 (Kamloops-Thompson) Posted on: Jun 04, 2021
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ECE, EA and Support Staff
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Cover Letter
Kamloops BC
Start Date:  Sep 07, 2021
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Salary:  $26.39/hr
Job Description & Requirements

School District No. 73 is currently accepting applications for a relief Science Assistant.

Science Assistants are required to carry out a variety of functions related to the operation of a School Science Department and to assist in other areas as required.  Work is varied and requires independent judgment and initiative.


  • Safely prepares all chemicals, necessary equipment and tests experiments required for labs.
  • Sets up laboratories in preparation for experiments.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment in safe working order and maintains cleanliness of laboratories, prep areas and equipment.
  • Promotes compliance with Provincial Science Safety Manual and district safety policies.
  • Maintains inventory of specimens for dissection and prepares specimens for student use.
  • Chemical storage, labeling, segregation, inventory in compliance with WHMIS and NFPA regulations.
  • Identifies chemicals not provincially approved and participates in approval process.
  • Ensures inventory control for chemical and biological supplies and equipment and participates in yearly inventory procedures.
  • Preparation and updating of spill plans for restricted chemicals.
  • Assesses spills to determine level of response required, clean-up technique and use of personal protection and exposure controls.
  • Ensures safe chemical disposal, identifies and prepares chemicals for annual HAZMAT pick-up.
  • Ensures availability of MSDS for chemicals in inventory.
  • Assists students in learning situations.



  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, Principals and other employees of the Board.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of chemical safety, storage and disposal
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory equipment, techniques and equipment maintenance.
  • Knowledge of chemical spill assessment, clean-up procedures, exposure controls and personal protection.
  • Knowledge of microbiology, sterile technique, biological safety and disposal.
  • Working knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, office procedures and office equipment.
  • Basic computer skills



  • Grade 12 supplemented with a minimum of 1 year post-secondary courses in sciences (including Chemistry).
  • One year proven previous work experience in area employed.
  • WHMIS certification

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