STEM Support Specialist (*Restricted)

Northern Virginia Community College   Annandale, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 23, 2023
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Role Title Education Support Spec II

Role Code 29143-FP

FLSA Non-Exempt

Pay Band 03

Position Number 280R0019

Agency Northern VA Community College

Division NV280-Provost Information and Engineering Technologies

Work Location Prince William - 153

Hiring Range $60,000/yr

Emergency/Essential Personnel No

EEO Category C-Technicians

Full Time or Part Time Full Time

Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-

Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference? No

Work Schedule

Work will take place primarily during the day but events may be during the evening and weekends

Sensitive Position No

Job Description

General Description:

As a part of Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM program, NOVA SySTEMic, the STEM Support Specialist will support programs such as summer camps, workshops, robotics competitions and STEM EXPOs as well as other STEM programs that NOVA participates in.

Duties and Tasks:

The STEM Support Specialist will be responsible for assigned events which may include:

Communications with host organization

Assist with developing an activity

Packing a vehicle or trailer with equipment

Transporting equipment in a large panel truck or trailer in tow

Unloading and setting up of activity

Exhibiting and speaking with participants, or maintaining and replacing equipment as assigned

Events are during the day and often in the evening and on weekends

Setting up available resources

Providing basic technical assistance/guidance and instruction to clients individually and/or in groups

Maintaining records and reports on program planning and equipment condition

Presenting written presentations to staff, advisory groups and others

Providing assistance to a wide range of educational programs

Essential Functions:

Applies knowledge of basic principles and applications of the assigned program area.

Coordinates activities, such as summer STEM camps, career exploration opportunities, community EXPOs, and workshops for on-site programs.

Frequent contact with general public, program personnel, agencies and organizations within assigned geographic area(s) and targeted program audiences to explain services and provide and obtain information.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications

Required KSAs:

Excellent communication and partner relation skills

Good knowledge and understanding of computer, technical and STEM skills in an educational setting

Good presentation and strong organizational skills

Ability to organize software files and physical equipment

Ability to lift above 50lbs in weight

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree (or higher); or an equivalent combination of training and education.

Valid driver’s license.

Some experience in STEM activities.

Some experience with Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (or higher); or an equivalent combination of training and education.

Code and robotics experience,

IT and microelectronic or fabrication knowledge and experience.

Ability and/or willingness to train to drive a large delivery truck or an SUV/Truck with a 16’ hook up and tow trailer.

Some experience with STEM competitions and planning STEM events.

Operation of a State Vehicle No

Supervises Employees No

Required Travel

may be required to travel between campuses.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number CLS_1912P

Recruitment Type General Public - G

Number of Vacancies 1

Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Open Date 01/23/2023

Job Close Date 02/13/2023

Open Until Filled No

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Special Instructions to Applicants

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

Additional Information

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students on its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Sterling, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment programs. The College offers more than 100 affordable associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals in some of the most in-demand careers.

At NOVA, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff, and our diverse workforce is representative of this commitment. To this end, we encourage all applicants seeking to add value through their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to consider employment opportunities with NOVA. To learn more about NOVA’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit our website.

NOVA offers eligible employees a benefits package that includes a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement program.

We strive to ensure our employees have the tools and development opportunities to support and promote NOVA’s mission.

For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, please visit our website at

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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