Fresno State campus

Instructional Support Technician III

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Instructional Support Technician III
(Instructional Support Technician III)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,583 - $4,850 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $7,950 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 Jordan College Dean/Associate Dean, this technician would provide comprehensive instructional support services for laboratory sections of undergraduate courses in the departments of Plant Science, Animal Science, Food Science and Nutrition and Viticulture and Enology and for the inter-departmental, graduate course in Lab Techniques. The successful candidate would also provide guidance to graduate students performing research tasks in the Graduate Laboratory with an eye towards quality control.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing support services.
  • Knowledge of the principles, information, methods and techniques related to the disciplines to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of the materials and supplies related to the curriculum, the characteristics and uses.
  • Ability to:
    • Plan, organize and schedule work.
    • Operate and repair technical and scientific equipment.
    • Coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs.
    • Develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment.
    • Effectively train and supervise students to assist with laboratory support tasks.
    • Assist faculty in developing new laboratory exercises or approaches involving laboratory equipment.
    • Operate and maintain research equipment in the college.
    • Develop analytical protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    • Develop quality control and quality assurance procedures.
    • Maintain records, including an equipment inventory.
    • Upgrade laboratory equipment and associated software.
    • Work with technicians in other Colleges to share resources.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Must have the equivalent of four years of college with at least 16 semester units in courses related to chemical, physical or biological sciences.
  • 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 related discipline.
    • 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.
    • 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
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Sufficient knowledge of the principles and practices of chemical 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 Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline which includes laboratory work in its curriculum; ideally, Chemistry or Biochemistry; or Biological or Agricultural Sciences if a strong background in analytical instrumentation can be demonstrated either in the academic program or work experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.


Department Summary

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs and conducts applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with experiential learning. The College participates in the general education program of the University and seeks to enhance the ability of students to be successful in their chosen careers and to make positive contributions to the quality of life in their communities.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by January 3, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or 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.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


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.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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