Instructional Support Technician II (501199)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jun 17, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Position Summary

This position is within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department has 20 Tenured/Tenured Track Faculty, 1.5 FTE lecturers, over 40 teaching associates, 6 full time technical staff and 2 secretarial staff. The department provides B.A., B.S., MA, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department offers a comprehensive undergraduate research program in which almost all undergraduates participate, an MS degree which is a true research degree with thesis, and a Ph.D. through a Joint Doctoral Program, which combines the resources of the chemistry departments of SDSU and UC-San Diego. Our on-campus facilities provide a substantial inventory of modern chemical instrumentation and computer equipment in a modern laboratory building. Additional resources are available through collaborations with faculty at nearby institutions and with the extensive local chemical industry.

The primary functions of the Instructional Support Technician II (IST II) are to provide, under supervision, comprehensive support services to a variety of upper and lower division laboratory courses in chemistry. This involves providing materials, supplies, equipment and related logistical support for the courses. Primary responsibilities will also include the collection and storage of hazardous waste and updating inventory records and databases. In addition, the position may involve helping coordinate the activities of graduate student teaching assistants, as related to instruction of the laboratory courses.

For more information regarding the Chemistry and Biochemistry department, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

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 specialty area to which assigned.


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 discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Specialized Skills Required
  • General Chemical Sciences knowledge
  • Experience with hazardous material
  • Experience with general laboratory equipment
  • Spreadsheet Software Experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Background in stockroom operations
  • College level degree in Chemistry or Related Science

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,907 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,907 - $6,779 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 25, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 24, 2021.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map