Stockroom Manager

Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stockroom Manager

Humboldt State University

(Job # 17-60) Instructional Support Technician II (IST II), Stockroom Manager, $3,748-6,082/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in the College of Natural Resources. Anticipated starting date will be August 1, 2017.

Position Summary: Under the lead oversight of the Chairs of Fisheries Biology and Wildlife, the Instructional Support Technician II (IST II) shall have responsibility for management of the Wildlife and Fisheries Building Stockroom, including interacting with students and faculty, organizing and issuing field and laboratory equipment and materials, maintaining inventories, anticipating and solving shipping problems, and handling common types of hazardous waste (chemicals, used batteries, preserved specimens). Regular calibration, maintenance, and repair of field and laboratory equipment is required. The IST II may also design and fabricate items needed for support of the instructional program and the ancillary facilities. The incumbent will be responsible for using Common Management System software for preparing purchase order requests for the Fish Hatchery, Game Pens, and instructional supplies. Occasional training classes are required, such as defensive driver and hazardous waste response to maintain currency in areas that are essential to fulfilling job duties.

  • Inventory and checkout of supplies in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
  • organizing and issuing field and laboratory equipment and materials
  • maintaining inventories
  • anticipating and solving shipping problems
  • handling common types of hazardous waste (chemicals, used batteries, preserved specimens)
  • preparing purchase order requests for the Fish Hatchery and Game Pens and for instructional supplies (funded through student laboratory fees) using Common Management System (CMS) software

    Equipment Maintenance
  • maintain and calibrate various testing meters and devices
  • maintain or modify instruction equipment or items
  • store equipment so as to prevent damage
  • provide technical advice concerning the capabilities, operation, and proper care of equipment
  • help faculty develop new instructional activities by acting as a resource in material or equipment utilization
  • instruct faculty or students in safe, independent use of equipment and tools
  • act as a liaison with other equipment technicians to describe equipment needs and design for support of the instructional program and the ancillary facilities

    Maintenance of physical plant
  • understand and help with the operation and maintenance of the physical plants associated with the Fish Hatchery, Game Pens, and Boat Storage Facility
  • Be a member of the emergency response team for the Wildlife and Fisheries Building

    Repair and fabrication
  • repair and manufacture special items for Wildlife or Fisheries instruction, research, or for ancillary facilities (Fish Hatchery and Game Pens)

  • participate in short courses in lab safety, hazardous waste handling and disposal, hoist operation, emergency response, outboard engine repair, and other subject areas, as required.

    Minimum qualifications:
    Experience & Education:
    Equivalent to three years of work-related experience. Work-related experience includes one of the following:
    Journey level or skilled experience in the methods, materials, and tools used in the repair, maintenance, and installation of the common types of equipment used in Natural Resources instruction and research. This experience shall include use of power tools, welding equipment, computers and software; or
    Experience providing support in the maintenance and installation of the common type of equipment used in Natural Resources instruction and research in an instructional setting.

    Post-high school education equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of material, supplies, or equipment in the Natural Sciences may be substituted for one year of experience.

    Post-high school education equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment in the Natural Sciences may be substituted for two years of experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    The position requires basic competence using computers, including conducting internet searches to find, compare, and purchase materials and supplies, and use of spreadsheets for ordering, inventory of other purposes. Advanced experience with emerging technologies for monitoring and studying wildlife and fish is desirable. Experience in customer service or interacting with students and faculty. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations. Must be familiar with the use of pick-up trucks, computers, hand and power tools, optics (microscopes, binoculars, spotting scopes). Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds. Generally works in the Wildlife and Fisheries Stockroom, Game Pens, Fish Hatchery, and Boat Storage Facility. May occasionally need to work outside during inclement weather.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelors degree in Fisheries Biology, Wildlife, or a related field. Experience in purchasing, budgeting, and interacting with students.

    Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

    Letter of Interest;
    HSU Employment Application to
    Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
    Contact information for at least three professional references

    Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to [email protected].

    Please include your last name and the job # (17-60) in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625
    Email: [email protected]

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    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 as a condition of employment.