Classification and Compensation

IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM

Class Title: ELECTRON MICROSCOPE TECHNICIAN I
Class Code: 3271
Pay Grade: 408

General Class Description

Under general supervision, prepares and photographs materials on the electron microscope and prepares materials for use in laboratories.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receives, labels, and catalogues tissue specimens.
  2. Prepares specimens, trims and shapes to proper dimensions; prepares replicas for viewing.
  3. Sections specimens with hand instruments and microtome, stains specimens color or optical stains, retrims sections to smaller dimensions, and restains specimens with metal stain to absorb electrons.
  4. Operates electron microscope to photograph sections; develops pictures and makes enlargements.
  5. Prepares solutions and fixatives used in the above processes-, maintains records and files on tissues examined.
  6. Under direct supervision, assists in disassembly of electron microscope, cleans and performs minor maintenance and adjustments.
  7. Orders materials and keeps laboratory in good working order.
  8. Maintains files of equipment, I negatives and records.
  9. Assists in training others to operate electron microscope.
The tasks listed under the heading of Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are examples of the variety and general nature of duties performed by employees in positions allocated to the class. The list is descriptive only and should be used for no other purpose. It is not intended that any position include every duty listed, nor is it intended that related duties cannot be required.

Class Specifications

  1. Two years of post high school with natural science course plus one year Electron Microscope laboratory course, or
  2. Two years of post high school education with natural science courses, plus one year of Electron Microscope laboratory experience, or
  3. One year of post high school education with natural science courses, plus two years of Electron Microscope laboratory experience, 
  4. Three years of Electron Microscope laboratory experience.
Revision Effective: 1978-07-01
The tasks listed under the heading of Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are examples of the variety and general nature of duties performed by employees in positions allocated in the class. The list is descriptive only and should be used for no other purpose. It is not intended that any position include every duty listed nor is it intended that related duties cannot be required.
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