Laboratory Support Technician - Applied Environmental
Instructional Support Technician II - 11/12
mo. pay plan
Applied Environmental Science
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Application Screening Begins: July 7, 2021
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, California State University,
(CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive
baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and
faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student
success and engagement through project-based learning, service
learning in its regional community, and the promotion of
multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB
is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving
Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over
7,400 students. The university's Strategic
prioritizes inclusive excellence through
recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of
faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability
initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East
Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close
to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23
campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB
offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate
campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and
Under the general supervision of the Dean of the College of Science
and the work direction of the Chair of the Department of Applied
Environmental Sciences, the Laboratory Support Technician shall
provide comprehensive services in support of a range of majors and
general education laboratory and field courses within the
Department of Applied Environmental Sciences https://csumb.edu/aes
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not
limited to, the following:
- Prepare, set-up, and clean up materials for labs and field
courses that include environmental science, geology, hydrology, and
physics, and/or other related fields as needed. Document lab
set-ups and organize materials for future labs. Work with faculty
and staff to plan, coordinate, and troubleshoot lab activities.
Proactively plan ahead to meet multiple deadlines and
- Accurately maintain existing inventories of lab materials,
supplies, equipment, and chemicals. Organize materials and lab
spaces in collaboration with other lab staff. Provide
specifications for ordering laboratory materials, reagents, and lab
and field equipment. Assist in scheduling and checkout of shared
resources among multiple users; which may include the scheduling of
vehicles for field courses.
- Troubleshoot, maintain, and perform minor repairs on
specialized lab and field instrumentation, including computer
interfaces for data collection. May interact with repair
technicians from outside the department.
- Develop familiarity with safety aspects of all materials,
equipment, and procedures used in science labs and fieldwork.
Organize and update safety information for access by students,
instructors, and staff. Prepare biological and chemical hazards for
disposal as needed, acting in compliance with relevant regulations
and guidelines. Share safety information with staff, faculty, and
- Maintain geological specimens and natural history
- Provide training as necessary for faculty, staff, and students
in the use of specialized instrumentation and protocols. Train
student workers in safety aspects of specialized procedures.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of performing support services;
knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to the
discipline and the curriculum; knowledge of the materials and
supplies in the curriculum and the curriculum and their uses.
plan, organize, and schedule
activities; ability to operate technical equipment related to the
discipline; ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and
perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific
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 the 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 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 area to which assigned
may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
adjust, trouble-shoot, and perform
simple maintenance of scientific instrumentation and field gear;
pay attention to detail and follow verbal and written instructions;
work both independently and interdependently in a rapidly evolving
setting; read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the
position; communicate verbally and in writing in a cooperative,
professional, and tactful manner within a diverse team of students,
faculty, and support staff.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Ecology,
Physical Science, or related scientific discipline with
upper-division laboratory coursework in environmental science,
physics, geology, biology, marine science, or closely related
discipline with at least two (2) years of experience as a
laboratory technician where duties included direct responsibility
for preparing labs for college courses in environmental science,
ecology, physics, geology or closely related discipline. Experience
maintaining geological or natural history collections or biological
specimens. Experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting
lab instrumentation used in college-level science courses.
Experience handling chemicals and hazardous waste safely;
specifying scientific supplies and equipment for procurement; and
with the safe operation of hand and power tools. Experience with
RSS or equivalent chemical inventory database and experience with
tracking scientific supplies and equipment.
Technical fluency in the use of Microsoft Office Professional,
including with Excel and Access, or similar programs; Google
Workspace (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, Forms, etc.);
Oracle-PeopleSoft/Common Management System or equivalent student,
HR and Financial information systems; intranet drives; and internet
Special Conditions of Employment:
- All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check (including a criminal records
- 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
Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
- This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX
Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination,
sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and
stalking as required by CSU Executive
- This position has been designated as a sensitive position
- responsibility for the care, safety and security of people
(including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
- access to controlled or hazardous substances;
- access to and responsibility for detailed personally
identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students,
faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive
as defined in the
CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards;
- responsibility for operating commercial vehicles, machinery or
equipment that could pose environmental hazards or cause injury,
illness, or death.
- This position is required to comply with confidentiality
requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family
Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code
Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
- Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State
of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable
under the University’s liability coverage.
- May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Position requires frequent movement; bending; climbing; reaching;
standing; lifting objects up to 40 pounds; and applying force.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position
requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of
time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus
This position requires, but is not limited to, performing work
indoors and outdoors in a variety of local weather conditions and
environments. Must participate in all OSHA and University safety
programs, as required, and follow all work safety guidelines.
Involves working with chemicals; compressed gases; biological
materials; glass and other sharps. Work involves use and
maintenance of scientific equipment, risk of being exposed to fire,
fumes, chemical and biological hazards, and electrical shock.
There are components of this job which are deemed essential on
campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with
occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus
with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and
staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty,
staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and
that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place
in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all
students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before
coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on
campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing
system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination
requirements and testing protocols when the details become
Compensation and Benefits:
- Type of Appointment: Probationary,
- Collective Bargaining Unit: Technical and
Support Services (CSUEU)
- Anticipated Hiring Salary: Low- to
CSU Salary Range
- FLSA Status: Non-exempt
CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding
vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14
paid holidays a year. For more information, visit
CSU System Benefits
. Additionally, University
Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable
campus housing based on availability; visit Employee
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How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6454
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required
online application prior to the priority screen date found at
Application submissions received after the application screening
date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be
CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University
Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for
employment in the U.S.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the
United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state
and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation,
including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and
the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State
University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is
available at https://csumb.edu/clery.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive
to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms
inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified
applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran
status, or disability.