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Instructional Support Technician III

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Department: College of Science
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, Student Services

    • Position Summary
    • Full time position available on or after March 16, 2020 for College of Science.

      Under the general supervision of the Dean, College of Sciences (COS), and in collaboration with assigned Directors, Faculty, and Staff, this position performs comprehensive scientific equipment-related support services for the COS laboratories. This position will address the need to properly maintain, adapt, and repair the many pieces of scientific laboratory equipment within the College of Science. This position will also contribute to safety oversight in the college.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Maintenance and repair of scientific laboratory equipment
      • Develop, update and maintain plans and procedures for use of laboratory equipment and safe lab practices in the college
      • Test teaching lab equipment
      • Assist faculty with student training and instruction in courses and research projects that use instrumentation
      • Assist faculty in laboratory equipment development
      • Train faculty, students, and staff on equipment use and general safety practices
      • Evaluate and plan for new instrumentation acquisitions
      • Prepare for and install new laboratory equipment
      • Other duties as assigned. Engage in professional development including maintaining currency in safety best practices and procedures.

      Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience;


      Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required the experience.


      Equivalent to four years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to specialty area to which assigned.
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics or related field.
      • Ability to code in modern computer languages.
      • Knowledge and skill working with basic machining equipment (mill, lathe, drill press, etc.)
      • Enjoys taking on challenges and finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
      • Preference to someone who enjoys learning new skills on the job as they are needed.
      • Experience supporting adult learners in an academic work environment.
      • Experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the area in which assigned.
      • More than four years of hands-on experience with scientific instrumentation maintenance and/or repair.
      • Ability to operate complex scientific instrumentation.
      • Ability and knowledge necessary to diagnose/repair electronic circuits found in scientific instrumentation.
      • Ability to troubleshoot and repair interfaces between instrumentation hardware and software used to run the instrumentation.
      • Ability to perform routine maintenance on complex scientific instrumentation.
      • Knowledge of principles of performing spot maintenance, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and root-cause analysis.
      • Ability to develop and maintain maintenance logs, warrantee information, inventory, and technical references related to assigned equipment.
      • Strong computer skills with experience in database management tools.
      • Ability to interact effectively with OIT, university vendors, and conduct procurement activities.
      • Ability to plan, organize, and schedule activities.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess organizational needs, and recommend solutions.
      • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships throughout the course of work.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Knowledge of principles and methods related to performing support services.
      • Knowledge of the principles, information, methods and techniques related to the discipline to which assigned.
      • Knowledge of the materials and supplies related to the curriculum, their characteristics, and uses.
      • Ability to plan, organize, and schedule work.
      • Ability to operate and repair technical and scientific equipment.
      • Ability to coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs.
      • Ability to develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment.
    • Physical Requirements

      • The physical demands are those normally associated with laboratory and office work. The functions of this position are usually performed standing, but may include the need to sit or work at a computer terminal for short periods of time on projects. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, traveling across campus to other offices or buildings on and off the main campus, carrying, and other movements required. Ability to lift 30-50 pound boxes of lab supplies and/or equipment.
    • Salary Range
    • $4,107 - $7,430 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be 4,107 – $4,723 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

      Link to Benefits Summary: CSUEU (Unit 2,5,7,9) 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 28, 2020 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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