Instructional Support Technician III
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,283 - $5,070 per month
Full Classification Salary Range: $4,283 - $7,430 per month
- This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week),
probationary, non-exempt position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that
includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and
vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are
also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A
summary of benefit information can be found
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Viticulture
& Enology Research Center, this technician will provide
comprehensive instructional support services to faculty teaching
laboratory sections of undergraduate courses and
inter-departmental, graduate lab techniques courses in the
Department of Viticulture and Enology and provide comprehensive
research support services to researchers utilizing research
laboratories in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center.
- Purchases chemical reagents, preparation of chemical solutions,
development and testing of laboratory protocols and lab set-up
prior to classes.
- Trains graduate students on laboratory analyses specific to
their research area and locating suitable instrumentation, as well
as the development of appropriate quality control procedures and
corresponding safety rules and regulations.
- Provides guidance and support for wine production and
fermentation projects during the season.
- Responsible for assigning materials and supplies in the
research and teaching winery.
- Trouble-shoots and/or performs minor repairs on laboratory
instrumentation and field equipment and in the case of new
equipment, assists with installation and the development of proper
- Responsible for maintenance and major repairs of laboratory
equipment, in cooperation with skilled equipment technicians.
- Maintains refrigeration, environmental control, power, and/or
backup support for sensitive materials and equipment located at the
Viticulture & Enology Research Center.
- Coordinates the implementation of a comprehensive laboratory
safety training program for the research and teaching laboratories
in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center and Department of
Viticulture and Enology.
- Provides support for research carried out at the Viticulture
and Enology Research Center and assists faculty and researchers
with the maintenance of a safe research area that complies with
current standards for laboratory safety audits by Environmental
Health and Safety, the Chancellor’s Office or outside
- Provides secondary support for research and work in cooperation
with the technicians supporting the Jordan Agricultural Research
Center and Jordan College Graduate Lab, as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing
support services in a instructional laboratory or curriculum
- Knowledge and practical experience with wine production and
- Sufficient knowledge of the principles and practices of
laboratory analysis and equipment operation and maintenance to
allow the individual to assume operational responsibility for the
Graduate Laboratory and teaching labs belonging to the College
- A minimum of two years of experience in research laboratory
work related to agricultural, environmental or food sciences or
technology; or instructional support related to these areas
- Practical experience with different wine production techniques,
preferably in different climates and growing regions
- Sufficient knowledge of rules, regulations, and laws in wine
production and wine analysis preferred.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities,
please click the Position Description
Education and Experience
Deadline & Application Instructions
- At least two years of winemaking experience in a commercial
and/or educational winery.
- Equivalent to four 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, or in
producing materials or supplies or requiring 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
Applications received by June 22, 2021
will be given full
consideration by the search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for
California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must
complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most
recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their
specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information
for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the
California State University System. The University's mission is to
boldly educate and empower students for success through our values
of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student
population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of
students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The
University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep
involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over
527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The
campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and
Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey
Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts.
Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in
California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and
implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and
regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit
discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a
protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital
status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical
condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to
diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and
retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check
(including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California
State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of
employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus
will be required to undergo a background check for any position
where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State
has identified as sensitive.
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.
This position may be a "designated position" under the California
State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the
filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and
the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office
and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free
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