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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 3653595
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

520485 - Instructional Support Technician III

Classificaiton: Instructional Support Technician III
Department: Physics
Sub-Division: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Salary Range: Classification Range $4,583 - $7,950 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $4,583 - $5,425 per month)
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) is one of eight colleges at CSUF and contains five departments. The college offers through its departments and programs, baccalaureate degrees in all disciplines and master's degrees in biological science, chemistry, geology, physics and mathematics. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Physics team as the Instructional Support Technician III. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Provides technical support to instructors and students in lower and upper division Physics and Astronomy laboratory courses including labs in Mechanics, Electricity, Optics, Modern Physics, Astronomy, and Advanced Upper Division Labs. Purchases, set ups, calibrates, maintains and repairs Physics and Astronomy laboratory equipment. Plans, acquires, and distributes/deploys laboratory materials and equipment. Develops schedules for routine maintenance that minimizes downtime of equipment used in the Physics and Astronomy labs. Works with faculty and CSUF EHS to assist in the development of standard operating procedures and ensuring compliance with appropriate safety and security procedures. Collaborates with faculty in the development of new or updated instructional offerings dependent on materials, supplies, and equipment support; assists or solves problems related to laboratory materials substitutions, costs, or new equipment acquisition. Maintains laboratory-use and safety records, prepares reports, plans, and schedules for laboratory-related activities; coordinates a variety of technical support activities involving services provided by others such as technical equipment repair. Purchases, maintains, repairs computers and tablets for Physics and Astronomy laboratory as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Four years of experience or the equivalent providing instructional support services, producing materials and supplies, or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the assigned area. Completion of two years of college from an accredited institution with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment in a related discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Completion of four years of college or the equivalent from an accredited institution with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment in a related discipline may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and information related to performing support services related to the discipline. Knowledge of the materials and supplies related to the curriculum, their characteristics, and uses. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule work. Ability to operate and repair technical and scientific equipment. Ability to coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs. Ability to develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree. Two or more years of experience in conducting or providing technical support for Physics and Astronomy experiments. Ability to set up, use, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair basic Physics and Astronomy lab equipment and supplies such as oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, Meters (Voltage, Amperage, and Wattage), and telescopes. Familiarity with the use of advanced Physics laboratory instruments such as but not limited to spectrum analyzers, data acquisition devices and/or computers. Familiarity with the commonly used Electrical Engineering lab materials and supplies such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, IC chips, and wire/cables. Competent in the troubleshooting and repair of analog and digital devices and equipment for Physics labs. Extremely familiar with the safety and security procedures for Physics labs.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

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

Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2022 (9:00 PM)

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