Instructional Support Technician Part Time

Posted on11/20/2017
Job typeHalf-time
Reports toDean, College of Natural Behavioral Sciences
Reports in officeGeography & Earth Sciences/College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Application due date11/22/2017
Job start date11/9/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Institution descriptionInstructional Support Technician – Part Time (Instructional Support Technician I – Non-Exempt) – Recruitment 3183

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 approximately 14,000 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.

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.

Position Information:
This is a part-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Department: Department: Geography & Earth Sciences/College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

The Department is an academic unit within the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences that houses two programs - the BS in Earth Science and the BA in Geography. It is also the current home of the MS in Environmental Science program. The department offers two major options, two minor options, and a Geotechniques Certificate program. The department extensively supports General Education and Liberal Studies/Teacher Education with multiple lecture and laboratory courses in EAR, GEO and SMT.

Closing Statement:

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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Job dutiesMajor Job Duties:
Under general supervision of the Dean, College of Natural Behavioral Sciences, the Instructional Support Technician is responsible for the daily preparation and maintenance of teaching classrooms. This position requires use of knowledge gained in the discipline of earth science, including the operation, maintenance and calibration of various instruments, and technical services to various undergraduate courses at the lower and upper division level, across two separate majors (BS in Earth Science and BA in Geography). Duties may include but are not limited to the following: reorganizing rock and mineral specimens on a weekly basis and taking yearly inventory of these specimens (requires background in geology); taking yearly inventory and classification of paleontological specimens (requires background in paleontology); taking yearly inventory and repair of maps in teaching rooms both within and outside Earth/Geology influence; making copies of topographic maps as needed, leading stereoscopes and associated stereo map images (requires background in geography); initiating and processing purchase orders for all laboratory teaching materials; assisting faculty with various requests related to laboratory/teaching needs, maintaining a presence in student computer lab directed by faculty, and the ability to use and maintain laboratory instruments owned by the department to assist faculty in research and teaching. These instruments include: Sherline precision mill, computer-controlled tri-axial microdrill for high-resolution sampling, camera-mounted optical microscope, high-precision analytical balances, transmitted and reflected light petrographic microscopes, Olympus stereomicroscope, Olympus polarizing microscope with digital camera and fluorescence capability, Vaisala pCO2 probe, multiple Hobo T/RH loggers, stalagmite drip loggers, thermohygrometers, standard rock cutting saw, circular lap grinders and thin section saw. Lastly, the position also requires proficiency in use of PC computers and leading student users on the department computer laboratory server. Associated computer lab and classroom responsibilities include maintenance of inkjet/laser printers and LCD/slide projectors.
QualificationsRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of procedures and practices related to providing support services such as rock/mineral identification and solution preparation and standardization.
- Knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering, issue, and inventorying
- Knowledge of routine laboratory procedures.

- Ability to plan ahead for needed supplies and material with general supervision, and to anticipate difficulties.
- Ability to communicate with supervisors, faculty, and students.
- Ability to learn quickly the names, uses and care of common types of materials, supplies, and equipment used in the instructional programs to which assigned.
- Ability to learn to operate equipment and to make adjustments.
- Ability to repair technical and scientific equipment. 
- Familiar with basic laboratory safety regulations.
- Ability to maintain records and project needs
- Ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job
- Familiarity with laboratory set-up procedures.
- Using special skills and abilities to produce instructional materials.
- Demonstrated skills using Windows operating systems and commonly used office applications (MS Office, Internet, etc.)

Experience and Education:
Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Education: Bachelors Degree in Earth Science, Geography, Geology or a related field, or Masters degree.

Required Experience:  Required Experience: Equivalent to two years of experience providing instructional support services for a unit or discipline, acting as a student assistant, or in producing materials or supplies related to the discipline.
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 related discipline may be substituted for the experience.

Preferred Experience: One year teaching college-level lab course; Experience in working with Earth Science and Geology lab samples and equipment; Experience as an Instructor of EAR and SMT laboratory courses; Experience in placing orders.
50% - Responsible for the daily preparation, maintenance, and ensures the cleanliness of teaching classrooms and laboratories (NSM B234, NSM F129, SAC 2106, ERC A127) with associated equipment specifically dedicated to Earth/Geology. Perform routine operation, maintenance, repair and calibration of laboratory equipment as needed.  Determine when outside service is necessary and arrange for such service. Maintain records of servicing and schedule maintenance.  Advise on lab organization and equipment purchase.  Initiate purchase of all lab supplies and equipment.  Work closely with procurement and contracts, accounting office, property clerks, receiving personnel, vendors and shippers to coordinate stock and equipment purchase and receipt. Maintain catalogs, instruction manuals and technical reports on equipment use by faculty. Maintain and oversee department computer labs. Attend general departmental faculty meetings and consult with teaching faculty to determine and plan for accommodating departmental needs and plans. Meet monthly with department chair in order to report on progress on execution of semester plan and update or revise it, if necessary.

25% - Provide comprehensive support service to assist faculty with various requests related to laboratory/teaching needs.  Prepare materials for lecture demonstrations as requested by faculty.  Acquire and/or construct lab devices as requested by faculty. Prepare chemicals (e.g., HCl acid) and materials (e.g., rocks, minerals, maps) for lecture demonstrations as requested by faculty. Assist faculty in developing interface of new courses with equipment.  Inform faculty and students of existing and new safety regulations and precautionary measures.  Develop procedures for identifying lab and faculty needs and for expedited and efficient delivery of such needs.

25% - Oversee the operations in the department lab, during which all office duties can be performed as well as consultations with faculty regarding future lab set up. Serve as the technical adviser to students and instructors on lab techniques, procedures and proper use and application of tools and equipment.  Serve as the main departmental resource of supply and equipment sources. Schedule use of our various labs including instructional labs and research/work spaces and maintain those lab spaces accordingly. The schedule should be coordinated with teaching faculty to accommodate course- and student needs as well as research requirements.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsThe salary range for this classification is: $3,419 - $5,662 monthly.
Application procedureHow to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job website. Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The application deadline is: Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

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