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Instructional Support Tech I

Company: California State University, Bakersfield
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Instructional Support Technician IUNION CODE: R09FT/PT: Full-time PAY PLAN: 12-month WORKPLACE TYPE: On-site (work in-person at business location)ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $3,338 - $3,600 However, offer amount will be commensurate with candidate's experience, education, skills, and training. CSU CLASSIFICATION SALARY RANGE: $3,338 - $4,773PAY BASIS: Monthly BENEFITS: CSUB offers a best-in-class benefit package for eligible employees that includes an array of medical plans, choice of dental plans, vision coverage, retirement participation in CalPERS, CSU tuition waiver, up to 24 vacation days per year, sick leave with unlimited accrual, 14 paid holidays per year and more! See our benefits website for additional information.CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicantsSPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy [] and questions may be sent to PURPOSE:NSME's technical support staff play a critical role in supporting the School's and CSUB's mission, vision and values. Under general supervision of the Lead Instructional Support Technician III, the Instructional Support Technician I offers comprehensive technical support by providing materials, supplies, equipment-related logistical support, and technical expertise for a variety of lower and upper division laboratory courses, and research activities for the in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: MAJOR JOB DUTIES (Essential Functions) Biology Laboratory Course Support Organize and schedule the preparation and provision of biological materials, supplies, and technical and non-technical equipment for laboratory courses; Prepare subcultures and maintain stocks of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, insects, and other living organisms used in laboratory courses; Assist faculty in developing new instructional activities and demonstrations by acting as a resource person for materials and equipment utilization; Provide technical assistance and support to students and faculty on individual experiments/projects; Recognize commonalities between courses and develop systems for optimizing facilities and equipment use. Biology Laboratory Maintenance and Supplies: Maintain the biology greenhouse; Adjust and calibrate technical equipment (if possible); Describe equipment needs or problems when repairs are required; Take inventory of equipment and accessory items, and maintain the electronic inventory database; Conduct yearly audit of equipment and accessory items. Ensuring a Safe Environment: Support university safety protocols; Collaborate with the NSME Safety Officer; Serve as a member of the campus emergency response team and the NSME Safety Committee. Other Job Functions: Support student-faculty research. Oversee student workers assisting in laboratories and stockroom. Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned. Attend training and maintain skill currency as appropriate to safely and effectively complete assignments. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Equivalent to two years of experience providing instructional support services for a unit or discipline, acting as a student assistant, or in producing materials or supplies related to the discipline.orEquivalent 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.orEquivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a related discipline may be substituted for the experience.LICENSES - N/ASKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES (SKA's) - Regular and Reliable Attendance Ability to operate technical equipment related to different biology courses; Ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment; Basic knowledge and understanding of procedures and techniques, applicable to courses in cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology; Ability to evaluate the materials and supplies used; Ability to learn to adjust and make minor repairs on scientific equipment; Ability to operate scientific or highly technical equipment and to interpret results; Ability to plan activities and prepare schedules; Ability to use methods, techniques and skills related to the discipline in preparing specialized materials. Knowledge of equipment utilized in these courses; Knowledge of common safety procedures for handling and storage of chemicals used in laboratory preparations along with handling both bio-hazardous and hazardous chemical waste. Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds; Ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing; Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures; Ability to learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures. Able to identify deviations from applicable policies. Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and, at times, creative solutions. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines. Possesses a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude. Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle and respond appropriately to conflicts and problems. Basic competence with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email. Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related field is preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: MEDIUM WORK - up to 40% of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: This position is around moving machinery; Exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or radiation, microwave.SPECIAL CONDITIONS:SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION: It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees.BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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.MANDATED REPORTER: Limited: The person holding this position is considered a limited 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 July 21, 2017.GENERAL INFORMATION: It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.EEO STATEMENT: California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.Copyright -2022 Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-b8e2b003dc5e024689d1364f42b86863

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