Job Details

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Position Number: 2728186
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Vocational & Technical - Cosmetology


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 01/16/2022

Campus Location: San Jose City College

Position Description:

The Instructional Laboratory Technician IV, Cosmetology reports to the Division Dean of Business and Workforce located at San Jose City College. The work schedule is 11 months per year; Monday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This position is represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.


Under the general supervision of a Dean or assigned administrator, performs comprehensive logistical support services for Cosmetology/Esthetician instructional programs using materials, supplies and equipment for lecture, laboratory, and other activities within the discipline. The position requires the use of special techniques and equipment in the production of materials.


General supervision or direction is provided by academic management or supervisory personnel. Technical and functional supervision may be provided by instructional personnel. Responsibilities may include providing training, technical and functional direction to, and reviewing the work of other Instructional Laboratory Technicians, part-time personnel or student assistants.


1. Perform a variety of coordination, preparation and planning in the operation of the Cosmetology/Esthetician program.

2. Discuss planned laboratory activities with instructors to determine what/when materials and supplies will be needed.

3. Prepare and maintain basic chemicals and solutions for permanents, colors, relaxers and assemble supplies, aids, aids and materials to be used in Cosmetology/Esthetician laboratory exercises, practicals, and demonstrations.

4. Analyze and resolve, or assist instructional laboratory personnel in solving problems of inconsistent results in classroom exercises.

5. Provide and assign materials, supplies and equipment to students in accordance with established controls and procedures.

6. Utilize proper safety precautions and procedures in handling all types of laboratory chemicals, materials and hazardous waste.

7. Assemble and demonstrate new solutions and processes, equipment and apparatus.

8. Identify, order, pick up and deliver supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for laboratory exercises. Work directly with vendors and suppliers as appropriate.

9. Update inventory continuously to reflect current trends and styles in all areas of cosmetology/esthetician and manicure.

10. Perform mathematic computations necessary to calculate appropriate concentrations of solutions.

11. Maintain, test, and perform preventive maintenance on Cosmetology/Esthetician laboratory equipment; request for repairs as necessary.

12. Sterilize and disinfect laboratory equipment and reusable supplies; clean facility as necessary.

13. Obtain and maintain Material Safety Data Sheets.

14. Maintain security and ensure the safe and proper handling, storage, and labeling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste which may include performing any departmental inspections as required by regulatory agencies.

15. Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to laboratory personnel in laboratory procedures and equipment usage.

16. Train and show students and new faculty the proper and safe methods and procedures for laboratory equipment, operation and materials handling.

17. Provide information on needed supplies, equipment, student kits, and materials during the budget preparation process.

18. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1. Principals, practices, and techniques used in the field of cosmetology.

2. Current trends and styles in all areas of cosmetology/esthetician and manicure.

3. Sterilization techniques and infection control procedures.

4. Potential outcome of improperly mixed chemicals and the consequences of their application.

5. Equipment, materials and supplies which are used in cosmetology/esthetician and manicure and their proper and safe handling and disposal.

6. Supply and inventory practices utilized in professional salons for effective maintenance of stock levels.

7. Enterprise application software and MS Office such as Word, Excel spreadsheets.

8. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operation.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Mix basic chemicals for permanents, colors, and relaxers.

2. Perform assigned duties with a significant degree of independence, observing proper and safe procedures and techniques.

3. Apply language skills to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

4. Write routine reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

5. Apply mathematical skills to calculate figure and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, concentrations, and volume.

6. Utilize reasoning skills to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; and deal with problems involving several concreate variable standardized situations.

7. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

8. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Qualifications:

1. An Associate degree from a two-year college or technical school.

2. Three years of related work experience and/or training.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

1. Valid Cosmetology license issued by the State of California.

2. Valid California drivers license.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $30.76 - $37.50 Hourly Salary (Range 86: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2021-2022). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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