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Teaching Lab Assistant- J.D. Alexander Center (2022058)

Teaching Lab Assistant- J.D. Alexander Center (2022058)

Job Description


At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This position reports to the Director, TLCC and Learning Resources and and is an excellent opportunity within the College's Student Success Center. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.



Located on our Winter Haven campus, the Teaching Lab Assistant provides a variety of clerical and operational support duties in a large Teaching/Learning Lab Center. Responsibilities primarily involve assisting the Testing Specialist in administering and monitoring a variety of student tests and providing general office support within the department. Due to the nature of the job, students are not eligible for this position.

Essential Job Duties

• Maintain files and safeguard academic tests; distribute to students for completion as requested by faculty.
• Check out instructional materials/equipment.
• Maintain lab equipment in operational condition.
• Train for and obtain certifications required by 3rd party testing entities.
• Assist student with operation and duplication of course supplements.
• Provide tutoring assistance as needed.
• Administering and monitoring various placement tests, standardized tests (CLEP, ACT, TEAS, PearsonVue), distance education and make-up test for Polk State courses. .
• Supervise tutors and student employees.
• Answer lab telephone, provide information and refer calls as appropriate.
• Assist disabled students and special needs students.
• May work an occasional evening or Saturday, depending on staffing needs.

This position is a level C13. Please see starting salary range below. To determine starting salary, Polk State College takes into consideration the pay level minimum, the candidate's qualifications and internal equity factors.

Required Skills:

• The ability to establish an effective rapport with part-time and full-time faculty.
• Good organizational skills, with special attention to details.
• Good oral and written communications skills.
• Ability to work well with others.
• General office skills.
• Experience with computer, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
• Good human relations skills.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.

Required Education:

Graduation from a standard high school (or equivalent).

Required Experience:

One year of office clerical experience is required.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in Higher Education is preferred.

We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation (except faculty), Holiday and Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability, etc.) are also available.

Important Information:

Application Requirements: A completed online application consists of:

• a resume, and
• an electronic job application (all sections completed).

Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.

Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.

Non-Instructional/Staff Transcripts: For career positions, a degree is not required. However, please note that education verification will be completed for all stated degrees, on or before an offer is extended. Submission of official transcripts for all stated degrees, is required as a condition of employment, following receipt of a job offer.

Foreign Transcripts: All international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®). More information about can be obtained at the NACES®

Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.

This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

NOTE: We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with State of Florida agency like Polk State College. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement and the date of your re-employment.

As a rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.

Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment.

For questions or concerns, please contact: Reggie Webb, Interim Equity Officer; 999 Avenue H, NE; Winter Haven, FL 33881; 863.292.3602 Ext. 5343;

Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Company Location:
Lake Wales Center

Salary Type:


Employment Term: R-Regular

Assignment Type: FULLTIME

Pay Level: C13

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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