Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person
at business location)
Department of Biological Sciences
Job # 531977
First Review Date: Thursday, October 12,
Open Until Filled
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(Job # 531977) Instructional Support Technician I, Botanical
Preparator, Salary Range:
$3,815 - $6,620 monthly. Hiring Range: $3,815 - $4,006
Appointments are typically made at the beginning
of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
experience. This is a full-time, benefited, non-exempt, 12-month
pay plan, permanent position with a one- year probationary period
in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Provides instructional support,
collection, preparation, and maintenance of materials for botany
courses, including live plant, algal and fungal specimens.
35% Establish and maintain living algal and fungal collections for
BOT 105, BOT 356, BOT 358, and BOT 359. Maintain an inventory of
all living cultures.
15% Participate in the setup of lab exercises in BOT 105 that
involve species provided or collected by the Botanical Preparator
(e.g., splitting of cultures for multiple lab rooms and periods,
labeling of vials and pipettes, sorting and conditioning of
collected algae or fungi, etc.). 10% Prepare solutions and
equipment (instruments and glassware) for BOT 310 labs: break- down
lab and clean lab benches after class.
10% Collect fresh materials in the field for teaching BOT 105, as
needed: macroalgae and fungi.
5% Communicate with instructors of the above courses to establish
the material and amounts needed each semester.
5% Maintain the algal culture repository room.
5% Maintain an inventory of all equipment and supplies pertinent to
the duties associated with the position; oversee the repair and
replacement of this equipment; prepare budget requests and orders
supplies for culture activities.
5% Providing direction for student assistants hired to clean
labware or assist with other basic activities.
5% Maintain a saltwater tank on campus for keeping macroalgal
material used in teaching. 5% Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Associated with this Position
Knowledge of principles of providing support services including:
the knowledge and ability to communicate information and
Knowledge of the common principles, methods, and techniques in
laboratory preparation and support, including:
- concentrate on a task and bring it to completion.
- provide necessary materials in a timely way.
- establish constructive and cooperative working relationships
- communicate effectively with diverse populations.
- establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse
group with staff, students, and faculty from diverse
- Demonstrated sensitivity to cross-cultural perspectives and
- The ability to culture algal and fungal species, including the
use of sterile culture techniques, serial transfers, and
maintenance of stock cultures.
- the ability to identify and collect algal and fungal species
from natural habitats.
- and the ability to prepare solutions and for courses in botany
and plant physiology.
- knowledge of scientific materials, supplies, and equipment and
- evaluate the materials and supplies used in botany, plant
physiology or related fields.
- learn to adjust and make minor repairs on scientific
- operate scientific or highly technical equipment and to
interpret results; plan activities and prepare schedules.
- use methods, techniques and skills related to botany or similar
fields in preparing specialized materials.
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
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
The ability to maintain a saltwater tank keeping macroalgal
material; experience with maintaining inventories of living
To apply, qualified
candidates must electronically submit the following materials by
clicking the Apply Now
- Letter of Interest
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for at least three professional
The first review date for
submitted application materials is 11:55 p.m. on October 12,
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or Cal Poly
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accept on-campus work assignment, as assigned, and come to campus
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origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical
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Class Code: 1615
Publication Date: September 27, 2023
27 Sep 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Pacific Daylight Time
To apply, visit https://careers.humboldt.edu/hm/en-us/job/531977/botanical-preparator