Sustainable Construction Lab Assistant

Vacancy Notice: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Sustainable Construction Instructor

Job Summary

The Sustainable Construction Program office is looking for a part-time Sustainable Construction Lab Assistant to join their team. This position is responsible for monitoring compliance with program safety requirements, assisting instructors with student supervision, lab activities and training as well as assisting with the preparation and organization of job sites/labs.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitors and maintains safety compliance regarding hard hats, safety glasses, fall protection and tool usage to insure a safe working environment.

  • Ensures student safety by making sure students are out of harm’s way during equipment operation.

  • Demonstrates construction techniques to students.

  • Monitors/supervises student labs and activities.

  • Facilitates lab/job site preparation and organization as well as monitors the tool trailer to ensure students are replacing tools when used.

  • Assists instructors with lab activities.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of construction experience OR 1 year of construction experience with an AAS in construction related major.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Proof of insurability.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction equipment operation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction techniques including concrete, interior framing, exterior framing.

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to work with diverse populations as well as various areas of the college (faculty, staff, students, and general public).

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in accordance with Hawkeye Community College’s Mission, Vision and Institutional goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of construction experience.

Employment Status

Part-time hourly position with an average of up to 23 hour per week.

Working Conditions

Anticipated schedule is typically 3 days a week during Fall and Spring semesters. Days/hours fluctuate depending on course times.

Work is performed at a construction site with natural or artificial lighting and operation of equipment. Site may be indoors or outdoors based on house construction schedule. Additionally, requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Thursday, November 3, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before the deadline. This position will remain open until filled.

All application materials must be submitted by Thursday, November 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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