Instructional Support Technician - PT/Temporary (Non-Exempt), Recruitment 3167

Carson, California
The salary range for this classification is: $3,748 - $6,204 monthly
Oct 13, 2017
Recruitment #3167
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 Position Information

This is a Part-time, (temporary) position.

** Successful candidates in these temporary appointments may be appointed from a few days up to one year depending on the assignment.  Temporary appointments must end on or before the end of the fiscal year (June 30th of the following year), with the possibility of renewal.  

Salary Range and Max Salary  

The application deadline is: Monday, October 30, 2017
The salary range for this classification is: $3,748 - $6,204 monthly  

Conditions of Employment  

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.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.   Campus Marketing Statement   California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.  

Department Marketing Statement  

Department: Chemistry Department - The College of Natural and Behavioral Science

The College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is one of four main instructional units of the university. The Chemistry Department is an academic unit within the College with programs designed to provide students with intensive, progressive and balanced learning experiences in the physical sciences with several offerings: undergraduate programs and minor programs, and graduate programs.  

Major Duties  

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for overseeing the preparation of lower and upper division chemistry labs which include: ordering and organizing materials, preparing chemicals and materials for lecture demonstrations, setting up equipment and displays, cleaning and maintaining of lab and rooms, maintaining department computer labs and overseeing lab safety equipment.  


Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Education: BA/BS in Chemistry - OR Equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, and accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies, or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit may be substituted for six months of the experience.

Required Experience:  Equivalent to three 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 the 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 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 area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Preferred Experience: Experience in a University Chemistry Education Department or Program

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing support services such as chemical nomenclature and solution preparation and standardization.
- Knowledge of the principles, information, methods and techniques related to 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.  Familiar with basic laboratory safety regulations.
- Ability to coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs.
- Ability to develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining material or equipment.
- Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate with staff, students, professionals and the public.
- Demonstrated skill in organization of tasks, documents and materials.
- Demonstrated skills using Windows and Macintosh operating systems and commonly used office applications (MS Office, Internet, etc.)

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience with training, and evaluating personnel
- Knowledge of the applicable CSU policies and procedures related to this job
- Interest and willingness to assist the faculty and Department Chair in grant funding proposals
- Ability to determine methods to meet program goals
- Ability to use good judgment in the development of policies and procedures related to issues not covered by current policies
- Ability to work in humid, hazardous, hot, cold, dry and wet environments
- Ability to work a varied schedule or hours as needed including weekends
- Ability to safely move and lift materials, equipment and tools weighing up to 50 lbs

Certification: Valid Drivers License

Specialized Materials:
PC/Mac Computers, InkJet/Laser Printers/copiers/FAX units. 
Departmental Instrumentation to include: Nuclear Resonance Magnetic machine, Gas Liquid Chromatographs, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, 60 MHz FT-NMR Emulator, Fourier Transform-IR instrumentation, refrigerated Centrifuge / desktop centrifuge, analytical/top-loading balances, UV/Vis Spectrometers, Atomic Absorption Spectrometers, Spectronic 20 Spectrophotometers, pH/ISE Meters, and Hot Plates, heat blocks.  


40% - Prepares reagents and solutions, makes up unknowns, carries out standardization, performs simple purifications and distillations, replenishes consumables in laboratories, performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment, prepares chemical and materials for lecture demonstrations as requested by faculty, maintains department computer labs and oversees and maintains NSM reverse osmosis H2O system.

30% - Oversees a full-time Instructional Support Assistant and student assistants in providing equipment supplies and services to instructional laboratories on a quarterly basis. Assembles, maintains and repairs all electrical and mechanical instruments and equipment. Determines when outside service is necessary and arranges for such service. Maintains records of servicing and schedules maintenance. Designs and constructs instruments and technical equipment for use in the lab. At the request of a faculty member and/or the requirements of an experiment, and usually without any detailed plans, acquires necessary materials and constructs lab devices. Modifies existing equipment to expand uses.

15% - Works with various tools, machinery and a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, metal and glass. Technical adviser to students and instructors, including CAMS high school students, on lab techniques and procedures and proper use and application of tools and equipment. Gives technical advice to other departments on campus. Advises on lab organization and equipment purchase and assists faculty in developing interface of new courses with equipment. Maintains catalogs, instruction manuals and technical reports on equipment for use by faculty. Keeps in contact with manufactures¿ representative and salespersons. Serves as a main departmental resource of supply and equipment sources and a member of the Departmental Equipment and Lab Committee.    

10% - Performs and/or oversees all stocking, inventory and associated record keeping tasks for the department. Maintains stockroom and storage facilities. Initiates purchase of all lab equipment and supplies. Works closely with procurement and contracts, accounting office, property clerks, receiving personnel, vendors and shippers to coordinate stock and equipment purchase and receipt in a timely manner. Develops specification for new equipment. Maintains department¿s operating expense and support budget and capital equipment allocation, issuing regular financial reports to department chairperson. Advises faculty and students of existing and new safety regulations and precautionary measures. Checks fire extinguishers and other safety equipment. May be required to commute to outside vendors to pick-up laboratory materials and supplies.

5% - Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by appropriate administrator.  

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Step 6: Click 'Submit'   Closing Statement   California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an 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, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9