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Instructional Support Technician III

Fresno State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 here .

Job Summary

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 operating procedures.
  • 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 reviewers.
  • 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.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing support services in a instructional laboratory or curriculum setting.
  • Knowledge and practical experience with wine production and winery operations
  • 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 preferred.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Practical experience with different wine production techniques, preferably in different climates and growing regions preferred.
  • 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 button above.

Education and Experience

  • 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 experience.

Deadline & Application Instructions

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.

Fresno State

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 produce.

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 opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

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 campus.

Advertised: 08 Jun 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
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