Los Angeles Community College District

Instructional Assistant, Administration of Justice (#4587)

$25.34-$31.39 hourly / $4,391.98-$5,440.90 monthly / $52,703.76-$65,290.80 annual


Definition

Monitors and maintains one or more instructional administration of justice laboratories used in the administration of criminal justice public agencies' affiliated educational programs; assists students and faculty with instructional activities; and orders, issues, receives, and stores classroom materials and supplies.

Typical Duties

Schedules and oversees the use of one or more instructional administration of justice laboratories by students, faculty and staff.

Explains to students the established instructional laboratory policies and use of equipment and orients students to established policies within the instructional laboratory.

Assists instructors and students with instructional activities including crime scene analysis, and other activities related to the educational programs.

Assists instructors in the set-up of classes and preparation of instructional materials, course outlines, and study aids.

Assists instructional staff by providing them with observations regarding problems encountered and progress being made by individual students using the laboratory as part of their educational program.

Reports equipment and system malfunctions and needed maintenance to technical personnel when appropriate and maintains records of service calls.

Responds to student inquiries regarding course requirements and provides information to students regarding specific Administration of Justice degree and certificate program requirements.

Cross-references course titles and subject matter related to courses completed previously to current affiliated education requirements and coordinates with staff to award appropriate course and certificate credit.

Issues and receives materials for student use in classroom assignments, keeps records, and effects the return of supplies and equipment checked out to students.

Maintains laboratory attendance and progress records for instructional staff.

Maintains inventory records of supplies and equipment and prepares periodic inventory reports and requisitions.

Prepares certificates for courses as needed.

May provide training and work direction to student employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Instructional Assistant, Administration of Justice applies knowledge of the fundamentals of criminal justice public agencies' affiliated educational programs in assisting students and faculty with instructional activities and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of instructional laboratories, which include: preparation of equipment, materials, and supplies; storekeeping functions; and proper use of equipment and materials.

Instructional Assistants in other academic disciplines are responsible for the day-to-day operations of instructional laboratories and apply their specialized knowledge to a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of their academic departments.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an academic supervisor. Functional supervision may be received from instructional staff. Work direction may be provided to student employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of administration of justice and/or fire technology

General terminology common to administration of justice and/or fire technology field

Basic principles of evidence identification and handling

Supplies, materials, tools, and equipment used in a forensics laboratory

Office practices and procedures

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware common to instructional laboratories

Recordkeeping procedures

Ability to:

Provide instructional assistance to students and instructional staff

Operate, explain, and demonstrate the proper and safe use of a variety of tools and equipment

Work effectively and cooperatively with students, instructional staff, and other staff

Effectively utilize computer hardware and software of assigned instructional laboratories

Perform minor repairs and adjustments to a variety of laboratory equipment

Follow complex instructions in the preparation and construction of supplies and equipment setups

Secure and store supplies

Maintain an inventory of tools and equipment

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Give clear and concise instructions

Prepare study aids for student use

Keep detailed and accurate records

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in administration of justice or a related field.

OR

B. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university AND completion of a certificate in administration of justice or a related field.

OR

C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full-time, paid experience in the field of law enforcement or a related field.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 4587; EST: ; REV: 5/27/2020;