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Cal Poly Pomona

ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TECH


Recruitment No. 50552
Classification Title Instructional Support Technician II
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU/Bargaining Unit 9
College/Department Biological Sciences
Timebase Part-time
Type of Appointment Temporary, for1 year (20 hours per week)
Application Materials Required University Application and Resume required
Classification Salary Range $1,849 - $2,773
Anticipated Hiring Range $1,849 - $2,247
Recruitment Closing Date This position is subject to close at anytime

THE DEPARTMENT 

The primary functions of the Biological Sciences Department are to provide the highest quality and up to date instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a broad range of topics in the biological sciences; advance biological knowledge through research and creative scholarly and professional activities and to serve the university, local and global communities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Organismal Biology Instructional Support Technician will be responsible for 24 hour/ 7 day operations of all animal care for the Biological Sciences Department. The incumbent must be available for regular duty on evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed, as well as during University working hours to complete a 20-hour workweek; maintain and oversee all Biological Sciences Department animal facilities as well as other animal display areas used in the department; perform daily animal care and initial setup of housing for incoming live animal specimens; work from instructions provided in approved protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, and other lawful instructions. The incumbent will meet all requirements of the campus Animal Care and Use Committee as well as all requirements and licensing as needed from governmental entities; represent the department at the semi-annual inspections of the Animal Care and Use Committee, as well as the AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) site visits; maintain records and  proper signage in the facilities for animal identification and safety; maintain records of animal species in animal facilities and their use in teaching laboratories, research, outreach, and display areas; maintain records and labels as may be required by standing orders, regulations, and protocols; operate standard cleaning equipment; train and oversee student assistants and/or teaching associates involved in routine animal care; maintain animal facilities and surrounding areas in a clean, safe, and efficient manner suitable for use by students, staff, faculty, and other visitors; serve as the liaison for university classes, visiting campus dignitaries and groups, and others wishing to tour the animal facilities. The incumbent will be responsible for 24 hour/ 7 day operations for the greenhouse complex on the roof of Building 8; maintain, propagate, and/or collect plant specimens for use in instruction and outreach, as well as for support of research; maintain records of plant species in greenhouses and their use in teaching laboratories, research, outreach, and display areas; train and oversee student assistants and/or teaching associates involved in routine plant care, maintenance, and other duties; prepare interpretive labels/signage for plant species used in education and outreach; serve as the liaison for university classes, visiting campus dignitaries and groups, and others wishing to tour the plant facilities; The incumbent will be responsible for meeting Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner (LACAC), the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and other governmental oversight requirements of pesticide and herbicide usage in the department; maintain all safety records and signage; prepare solutions, media, and other materials for laboratory and/or field teaching exercises; collect plant materials on campus for teaching laboratories and lectures; install and/or set up of newly-acquired equipment/instruments for use in laboratory and field teaching exercises; prepare and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for equipment/instruments, as well as the procedures necessary to support laboratory and field teaching exercises involving plants and animals; provide administrative duties as needed for operating the facilities including writing reports and keeping records as well as carry out other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Equivalent to four (4) 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
OR
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
OR
Equivalent to three years 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; knowledge of the principles of performing support services. Ability to 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 equipment.  Must be able to handle tools and machinery for repair and maintenance of equipment used for plant and animal functions; must be able to function in odd and uncomfortable positions working on various instruments, under equipment, and in difficult access locations; need to have manual dexterity and strength to loosen couplings to replace pumps; must have attention and dexterity to avoid injury while handling dangerous animals; must be able to climb up to four flights of stairs when elevators are not functioning; must be able to walk up to ½ mile over rugged terrain without sidewalks to collect plant materials from remote areas of the campus; must be able to climb up and work on ladders for repairs and maintenance; ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs to waist height and objects up to 25 lbs with arms extended overhead; must have analytical and quantitative skills required to prepare solutions and other materials for teaching exercise.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Animal Science, Botany, Plant Science, Horticulture, or related field preferred; M.S. degree is preferred in any of the disciplines noted above. Laboratory animal technician certification from AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) or attainment of certification within 1 year of employment; a licensed pest control applicator or advisor or attainment of license within 1 year of employment. At least two (2) years of experience with basic laboratory and/or field procedures. Desirable to have experience that includes the handling of insects, small laboratory animals (particularly rodents), reptiles and amphibians, and venomous reptiles; Knowledge of local, State and Federal regulations governing the care and use of animals; knowledge of Microsoft Access or comparable database development tool for the purpose of maintaining inventory lists.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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 Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

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.  http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

 

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