Instructional Support Tech II - Chemistry

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

Working Title: Instructional Support Tech II - Chemistry

Classification Title: Instructional Support Technician II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, November 27th @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Responsible for performing support services to the Chemistry Department's laboratory and research curriculum, including but not limited to: preparation of reagents, solutions, and unknowns, preparation of laboratory facilities prior to use, set up of equipment and supplies, fabrication of apparatus needed for class use or research projects, maintain inventory of chemicals and supplies, order materials as needed, collect and prepare hazardous waste for disposal, perform routine safety inspections and arrange for necessary maintenance. Ability to operate scientific instruments for classes as needed. Assist in proper maintenance and repair of small equipment, issue and receive chemicals, equipment and supplies.
Position hours are 8 hours per day, variable between 7 am and 9 pm depending upon department scheduling to meet class needs. Position requires someone who can work as a member of a team, and can be diplomatic in high pressure situations. May be required to wear a respirator.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime)

CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 4,180 - $ 7,254 per month

Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is $4,180 - $4,583 per month, commensurate with education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 months 

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary depending on operational needs.

Telecommuting Options: On-Site Only 

Department Information 

The Department of Chemistry at Sacramento State offers an American Chemical Society approved BS Chemistry degree, a BS Biochemistry degree, BA degrees with concentrations in biochemistry and forensics, and master’s degrees in chemistry, including a biochemistry concentration. The department is undergoing rapid growth and currently has over 400 majors. Our degree programs include a strong focus on instrumentation and hands-on experiences. We place a high value on faculty mentored research for undergraduates and graduate students. Our graduates obtain industry and government jobs in chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology; complete MS/PhD programs in all areas of chemistry; complete professional health degrees in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry; and teach in high schools/community colleges in the Sacramento region.

For additional information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledges and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles of performing support services for lower and upper division chemistry courses; knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to chemistry laboratory courses; knowledge of the materials and supplies in chemistry laboratory courses and their uses.
Ability to plan, organize, and schedule activities; ability to operate technical equipment used in chemistry laboratories; ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment.
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 chemistry 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 chemistry 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

Required Qualifications 

1. Knowledge of the principles of performing support services for lower and upper division chemistry courses.
2. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to chemistry laboratory courses.
3. Knowledge of the materials and supplies in chemistry laboratory courses and their uses.
4. Knowledge of laboratory safety, chemical hazards, incompatibilities, chemical storage and handling requirements, chemical waste collection and disposal.
5. Knowledgeable about safe handling of gases, coolants and cryogens.
6. Ability to use equipment related to chemistry lab equipment.
7. Ability to maintain records and inventory control.
8. Ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment.
9. Ability to adhere to and help enforce department safety standards.
10. Ability to make appropriate work decisions by following or interpreting established policies and procedures and past precedents; ability to identify and solve standard problems, and refer more complex problems to appropriate staff.
11. Ability to work independently; possess self-direction skills to be able to proactively organize work; set priorities; anticipate setbacks; and follow through on the position responsibilities.
12. Team oriented; ability to work in a team-oriented environment and cooperative as a member of the department and organization toward the achievement of its mission and goals.
13. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
14. Ability to use a variety of current computer software programs including but not limited to Explorer, Outlook, Word and Excel.
15. Ability to lift occasionally move, lift, carry, or position supplies, equipment and or materials up to 50lbs.
16. Ability to work various hours as needed.
Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload these documents into the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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