6813 Experimental Agriculture and Field Station Technician (Instructional Support Technician II)

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 December 11, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by December 10, 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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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.

The primary purpose and objectives for the Experimental Agriculture and Field Station Technician (Instructional Support Technician II) position include: Assist with scientific research and maintenance of agricultural operations at SDSU Field Stations; Manage crops and ongoing experiments therein, including, but not limited to, weeding, fertilization, pest and disease control, and administration of experimental treatments. Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot irrigation lines, micro sprinklers & drip irrigation. Operation and mechanical maintenance of farm equipment. Hedge, prune and prep grove for growing season. Help collect, manage and distribute experimental data from agricultural experiments. Review production goals and reports and present to upper management. Maintain and enforce policies and procedures. Implement and provide logistical support for proposed University projects. Provide on-site security and patrol in accordance to Field Station Program protocols. Assist in logistical and infrastructure support including: road maintenance, field station housing management. Act as liaison for education outreach programs and assist with mentorship of student research projects.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,100 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,748 - $6,582 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 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 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 in growing and maintaining fruit trees.
  • Experience in installing and maintaining irrigation lines.
  • Experience in Integrated Pest Management.
  • Experience in Complete Organic Fertilization.
  • Experience in light equipment including: Skid steers, backhoe loaders, boom lifts.
  • Experience in Education and Interpretation.
  • Experience in Volunteer Coordination and Community Engagement.


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) 594-3953.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

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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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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Job No: 6813
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2030
Work Type:
Salary: starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,100 per month