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California State University, Fresno
Job Title: Instructional Support Technician III
Job ID: 13654
Full/ Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 1619
Department: Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology - College of Ag Sciences and Tech
To view full job description including minimum qualifications and to apply directly online: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/
Salary Range: $4,107 - $7,214
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,107 - $4,400 per month, based on qualifications and experience
Note: This is a full-time, probationary, non-exempt position.
With agriculture in the spotlight more than ever before, theJordan College enrollment has doubled in size the last decade and provides a record +2,500 students with aquality, hands-on education in the nation's leading and most diverse agricultural area.
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology's seven departments offers outstanding programs to prepare leaders in the traditional areas of agriculture, including animal science, plant science, agricultural education, viticulture and agricultural business.
We also offer distinguished programs in areas uniquely related to agriculture, including industrial technology, food science and nutrition, enology, child development and family science.
Located on the northeast edge of the main Fresno State campus, the Graduate Laboratory provides students, faculty, and staff with an array of sophisticated equipment along with technical support for both undergraduate and graduate-level education and research. Within the facility are several smaller labs: They include a main analytics lab for general laboratory work such as plant, soil and water analysis. Other units are a plant science lab for conducting plant tissue analysis; the animal science lab for research such as SEM sample preparation and special projects; a media preparation lab for preparing microbiological media and other chemical solutions; and a soils lab for assaying soil chemical components, moisture and other characteristics.
Jordan Agricultural Research Center
Emphasizing student, faculty and industry research partnerships and made possible by a generous gift from the Bud and Dee Jordan family, the $24.5 million Jordan Agricultural Research Center is the first of its kind on a CSU campus.
Designed to change and grow with the latest scientific needs, the 30,000-foot facility opened in 2016 to link agriculture, science, mathematics and engineering students and faculty with industry leaders to nurture a cohesive research environment.
California Agricultural Technology Institute
The Jordan College supports an array of vibrant research endeavors led by both veteran and newly-appointed faculty and staff research scientists. A major campus-based program operates under the California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI). The institute is dedicated to improving the economic efficiency, productivity and profitability of California agriculture and its allied industries. The Institute includes three centers:
University Agricultural Laboratory
Our 1,000-acre on-campus University Agricultural Laboratory gives Jordan College students, classes and faculty unparalleled access to the nation's most productive and diversified agricultural area through study, research and work experience.
The on-campus animal units (beef cattle, dairy, swine, poultry, quarter horses, sheep) are managed 24/7 by students, staff and faculty. The UAL also includes table, raisin and wine grape vineyards, tree fruit and nut orchards, vegetable and row crops crops (that produce our state-wide renowned sweet corn), a horticulture unit, greenhouse and tissue culture laboratory).
Fresh student-made products from these units and our award-winning Fresno State Winery, dairy, creamery and food processing centers are available year-round at our Gibson Farm Market on campus.
The UAL's 20 working enterprises also host 80 class sections from our different departments and utilize 130 students who work approximately 80,000 hours each year. The orchards and vineyards also all utilize drip irrigation technology that showcase the latest industry advances often tied to partnerships created by our campus irrigation research centers.
Under the general supervision of the Jordan College 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 Lab Techniques course.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
o Plan, organize and schedule work
o Operate and repair technical and scientific equipment
o Coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs
o Develop off-campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment
o Effectively train and supervise students to assist with laboratory support tasks
o Assist faculty in developing new laboratory exercises or approaches involving laboratory equipment
o Operate and maintain research equipment in the college
o Develop analytical protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP's)
o Develop quality control and quality assurance procedures
o Maintain records, including an equipment inventory
o Upgrade laboratory equipment and associated software
o Work with technicians in other Colleges to share resources
Education and Experience:
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