Instructional Support Technician II


Instructional Support Technician II
California State University, Fresno


Job Opening ID: 13449
Job Code: 1619
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary:
$3,748 - $6,204 per month (anticipated hiring salary: $3,748 per month)
Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position

Organizational Description:
The Chemistry Department offers four rigorous, high quality degree programs (B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry and M.S. Chemistry) that prepare students for careers in research, industry and education, as well as preparing students for admission to Ph.D., medical, pharmacy, dentistry and osteopathic medicine programs.

Our programs provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience with modern instrumentation, to conduct research under the guidance of faculty mentors, to take laboratory classes in private-sector facilities, participate in the Chemistry Honors program, and contribute beyond the classroom to promote science in local schools and our community.

Our faculty are respected scholars in their fields, as well as dedicated teachers and mentors. We are all committed to helping each of our students to be successful and to achieve their goals. We also have a vibrant, supportive and diverse student community, anchored by the national award-winning American Chemistry Society affiliated Chem Club.

Overview:
Under the general supervision of the department chair, this position supports the mission of the Chemistry Department by providing support for the department's laboratory and research programs. Two venues, McLane Hall, in which are located the department's introductory and general chemistry labs, and the Science building for all other labs, may require support, although duties would primarily be focused on one or the other for extended periods.

Position Summary:
• Operate and test common lab equipment found in undergraduate laboratories such as pH meters, spectrophotometers, balances, and assist the department's equipment technician in repairs
• Prepare, to exacting standards, all chemicals and reagents used in the department's laboratory programs
• Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all chemicals, glassware, and equipment
• Plan, organize and schedule work
• Write up orders for supplies, keep records, and track orders
• Assist in the coordination of all safety programs, including biennial training
• Develop and maintain a program of chemical waste accumulation and disposal
• Work cooperatively with faculty to develop, test, prepare and maintain an inventory of lecture demonstrations, troubleshoot laboratory experiments or test proposed experiments
• Establish and facilitate laboratory check-in/check-out
• Train graduate teaching assistants and part-time instructors in lab policies and procedures
• Train, coordinate and supervise student laboratory assistants working in the chemistry storerooms and laboratories
• Serve as an information liaison on chemical safety and other matters with other departments
• Compose clear and concise correspondence, reports, and related communications
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio- economic backgrounds

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles of performing support services
• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to basic chemical principles and calculations, particularly in regard to solutions, mixtures, and chemical interactions
• Knowledge of the materials and supplies used in a university chemistry or similar laboratory environment

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, and schedule activities
• Operate technical equipment related to the discipline
• Maintain records
• Adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment

Education and 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. Or;
• 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. Or; 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.
• A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

Preferred Skills:
• B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry or a closely related field
• 3 years or more work experience in an academic chemistry laboratory environment Thorough knowledge of safety policies and procedures
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Skill in word processing and spreadsheets

Filing Deadline:
March 16, 2018

Application Procedures:
Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

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