Job title: Instructional Support Technician (IST I) / College of Natural Sciences – Chemistry & Biochemistry

Company: California State University, San Bernardino

Job description: About CSUSB

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry serves undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry (including those with a biochemistry concentration), as well as providing courses majoring in other STEM disciplines, pre-professional programs, and allied health fields. We also host an MS degree program in Environmental Science and will soon co-host an interdisciplinary program in materials science. The curriculum integrates the practical and theoretical aspects of chemistry in a way that provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and special confidence in using modern scientific equipment. The B.S. degree program is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Job Summary

The Instructional Support Technician will:

  • Prepare materials and solutions for chemistry teaching laboratory sections as per laboratory preparation guide manuals. Deliver materials and solutions to the laboratories and return materials and solutions from laboratories to the stock room. This also includes waste management: making sure hazardous waste containers are present in the labs and stored properly in the stockroom annex when filled. Repair or arrange for repair of minor scientific equipment or laboratory facilities.
  • Receive / unpack chemicals or equipment and supplies in accordance with current procedures.
  • Watch the chemistry stockroom window. This entails checking out items to students that come to the window and then receiving these same items at the end of the laboratory period. It also involves charging students for broken items and keeping a record of these charges. Check-in and check-out laboratory equipment, including the preparation of proper documentation.
  • Assist with coordinating equipment use among various laboratories.
  • Supervise federal work-study students (FWS) hired as assistants to stockroom personnel in preparing laboratories and watching stockroom. This also entails training them on certain preparation procedures and other procedures commonly required in the stockroom and answering questions. All safety regulations must be obeyed, and all FWS assistants must be supervised, trained, and made to comply with these safety regulations. Supervise check-in and check-out of lab drawers.
  • Safety reporting including maintaining electronic inventory, laboratory inspections, reporting unsafe conditions and replacing unsafe equipment, filling out incident reports, attending safety meetings as needed.
  • Procurement of chemicals, materials, and equipment. This entails working with the stockroom manager and the administrative support coordinator in the main office to make sure all necessary materials are purchased, received, and stocked. The stock in student equipment drawers and common equipment in the teaching laboratories must be maintained. Obtain quotes from vendors as needed.

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, Probationary with the possibility of converting to permanent.

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2021.

Work Schedule

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (including being a good listener) to interact and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of principles of providing support services; knowledge of the common principles, methods, and techniques related to the discipline; knowledge of the materials, supplies, and equipment and their uses related to the discipline.
  • Ability to evaluate the materials and supplies used; ability to learn to adjust and make minor repairs on scientific equipment; ability to operate scientific or highly technical equipment and to interpret results; ability to plan activities and prepare schedules; ability to use methods, techniques, and skills related to the discipline in preparing specialized materials.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to operate standard office equipment and technology including, but not limited to, desktop computer, laptop, copier, fax machine, scanner, and printer.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and ability to effectively use common computer and technology programs and related computer software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, etc.) in the course of assigned duties.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to two years of experience providing instructional support services for a unit or discipline, acting as a student assistant, or producing materials or supplies related to the discipline.

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 to which assigned 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 related discipline may be substituted for the experience.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,565 – $3,713 per month

Classification Salary Range: $3,565 – $6,187 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

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 the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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.

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Advertised: 15 Dec 2021 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close:

Expected salary: $3565 – 6187 per month

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Job date: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:24:42 GMT

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