#6533 SEC Research Technician (Research Technician II), SDSU Imperial Valley

Job description


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 February 20, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by February 19, 2018. 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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The Imperial Valley Campus is a branch campus of San Diego State University serving the desert area of southeastern California. It is accredited as an integral unit of SDSU and operates under the same academic calendar. Establish in 1959 by an act of the State Legislature, the campus has offers its programs/courses in two locations in the Imperial Valley: Calexico and Brawley. Offering four years (incoming freshmen) and two year (transfer students) of undergraduate education, graduate programs, and postbaccalaureate credential programs for teacher preparation, SDSU Imperial Valley accepts students to help them achieve their higher education goals. The Imperial Valley Campus employs 55 full time faculty and staff.

  Position Information  

This is a part-time (0.50 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before one year from initial appointment, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. 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.

The Sustainable Energy Center (SEC) of San Diego State University based at SDSU Imperial Valley (Brawley site) invites applications for a Research Technician. The incumbent will be primarily involved in an on-going applied research projects as well as writing grants and soliciting funding for the SEC. Under the direction of the SEC Director, the incumbent will

  • Pursue applied research and technology development activities;
  • Develop and integrate a work plan with SDSU main campus.
  • Solicit and write grants that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in Imperial county, advance work-force training, curriculum development, and teaching;
  • Help in managing existing research projects and work closely with external partners;
  • Contribute to SEC initiatives related to partnerships with local utilities.

For more information regarding SDSU Imperial Valley, please click here.

  Compensation and Benefits  

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $1,860.50 - $3,081 per month (half time equivalent). 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 graduation from a four-year college or university. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledges and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection. compilation, and analysis of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of the Imperial Valley county resources especially water and energy
  • Experience working in a research environment
  • Experience working in a higher education or public sector setting
  • Experience writing grants
  • Experience working in the California State University system
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience using Qualtrics survey software

  Application Procedures  

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

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.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.





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Posted: 2/7/2018
Application Due: 4/8/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Compensation and Benefits Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,000 per mont