6438 Animal Facilities Coordinator (Instructional Support Technician III), College of Sciences

San Diego, California
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,107 - $6,800 per month.
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 4, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by October 3, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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  Position Information  

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under supervision of the Research Facilities and Operations Director and the Dean, this position has primary responsibility for continuous 24-hour management of all Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) facilities.  In a broad sense, it includes the daily operational management of animal care facilities sufficient to ensure that stringent NIH and USDA standards are met.  It requires the administration of a per diem fee billing system, working as a lead for OLAC staff, participation in the review of animal protocols, planning and implementation of schedules for animal support, consultation with faculty, instructional support staff, research staff, and graduate and undergraduate students on research and instructional projects, implementation of the animal health surveillance program, oversight of safe use of biological and chemical materials used in animal research,  management of supply and equipment acquisitions, assistance in the development of operational policies and procedures and their implementation, and the development and organization of animal user training programs.

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  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,928 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,107 - $6,800 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here


Minimum Qualifications 

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.


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 experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience with federal guidelines that define the standards of animal care and maintenance, formally established by USDA Animal Welfare Act and the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Experience with standard laboratory animal care methods and procedures, as defined by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to train and delegate duties to subordinates
  • Skills in handling animals   
  • Knowledge of terminology used in veterinary medical practice. 
  • Ability to instruct staff and students in animal care and handling techniques. 
  • Ability to edit and write clear, precise, detailed letters, memos, policies, procedures, reports and training materials.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Knowledge of supply and equipment vendors and service companies and their capabilities. 
  • Ability to perform clinical techniques including injections, tissue collection, medication and dosages, health treatments and identification methods
  • Experience with standard euthanasia techniques and philosophy, as defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Familiarity with the application of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Experience in the safe use of biohazardous and chemical materials in laboratory animals.
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of autoclaves, cage washing, ventilated racks and automated watering systems.
  • Experience working with an IACUC and animal protocol review. 
  • Lead and/or supervisory experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in the care and handling of laboratory animals
  • Animal facility management experience
  • Experience in health surveillance monitoring programs including parasitology and maintenance of sentinel animals
  • Experience coordinating work schedules in order to meet changing demands.
  • ALAT certification or equivalent training

  Application Procedures  

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Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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