Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


$20,000 annually



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 9, 2018
Closes: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, September 17, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Biotechnology Department Chair

Employment Type

Part-Time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in biotechnology, science (with focus on biology), or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including copier, computer, typewriter, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Position involves mostly sedentary work which requires sitting most of the time, but may involve walking, standing, or stooping for brief periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately twenty pounds.


Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.


Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents and reports.  Requires the ability to prepare and/or type documents and reports such general letters of correspondence, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, other staff members, students, instructors, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.


Intelligence:   Has the ability to apply rational systems and solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.


Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.


Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages and decimals; and determine time and weight.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office equipment.


Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:   Does not require the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Under general supervision and in support of the Biotechnology Department Chair, the Part-Time Career Recruiter will cultivate programs and services for the middle/high school learner and college student, so that the individual can successfully enter and advance in a biotechnology and/or biopharmaceutical academic program and career pathway.

The Career Recruiter will spend approximately 12.5 hours per week at each of the following:  Pitt County public and private high schools, home school associated meetings, but will also organize outreach for middle/high school students.  The Career Recruiter will spend 12.5 hours each week organizing and providing informational workshops to be held in the PCC STEM Center for high school teachers, students, and campus partners.  The Career Recruiter will assist current students with will periodically report to Pitt Community College for meetings and professional development opportunities, etc.

Provides students with information about Pitt Community College, the Biotechnology Department, and biotechnology/biopharmaceutical careers

Provides career and admissions information and assistance to students.

Develop outreach efforts involving high school students to raise awareness of opportunities and assist in enrollment of high school students in Pitt County schools to Pitt Community College.

Support students for career pathways, recruitment, and enrollment efforts.

Assist biotechnology students with developing soft skills to secure internships, apprenticeships, and interview with industry employers.

Update and maintain departmental website and social media.

Coordinate events designed to promote awareness of career pathways among internal audiences, high school students and teachers.

Work with College personnel to prepare information related to career pathways for distribution to students and parents.

Organize campus tours.

Establish and follow plans to ensure consistent communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, and additional stakeholders.

Utilizes appropriate technology to support the department as needed including Microsoft Office, and other software as needed.

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge of Job:  Has good working knowledge of biotechnology program and careers.  Has working knowledge of laws, rules, policies and regulations that apply to the functions of the Biotechnology Department.  Is able to collect, compile, and assemble information clearly and concisely.  Has the ability to perform duties without the need for close supervision.  Has the knowledge and ability to develop and implement a marketing and recruitment plan. Is able to research, connect, and prep students to internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Is able to communicate effectively with various individuals and groups including instructors, students, parents, high school personnel, department chairpersons, Deans, other PCC staff, industry representatives, etc.

Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with high schools, industry, all College departments and divisions, co‑workers and the general public.

Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."

Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time‑off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self‑reliant and self‑starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College. 

Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.   Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College.  Interacts effectively  with higher management, professionals, and the general public.

Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily and weekly work routine with Biotechnology Department Chair.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time‑management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.

Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College  and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated.  Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.

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