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Stockroom Support Assistant - Biological Sciences

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento County, California, US
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Stockroom Support Assistant - Biological Sciences

Job No: 518958
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals

Working Title: Stockroom Support Assistant - Biological Sciences

Classification Title: Instructional Support Assistant II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, October 9th @ 11:55pm PDT

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
The incumbent is responsible for providing overall support in the stockroom. The ISA II is responsible for supporting courses and research. Incumbent manages, organizes, and coordinates safety forms and records from classroom and research laboratories. They monitor functionality of shared lab equipment (deep freezers, incubators, centrifuges, etc.) and organize scheduling of repairs with product representatives. Additionally, they organize and document training of students, staff, and faculty for equipment located in shared teaching/research spaces. The ISA II is responsible for managing reservations and maintaining of departmental laptops, assisting the Stockroom IST with inventory, shopping, ordering and off-campus errands, and serving as a back-up at the Stockroom dispensing window, coordinating documentation and organization of safety training for usage of teaching and research lab spaces. The incumbent assists with organizing and removal of biohazardous and hazardous waste. The incumbent also occasionally supports faculty and staff with courses and research.
FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,398.00 - $5,334.00 per month

Hiring Range: $3398.00 - $3600.00 per month, commensurate with education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Hours may vary depending on operational needs.

Department Information

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento is one of the largest programs on campus, with approximately 1,400 undergraduate and 60 Master's students, 32 permanent faculty, approximately 40 temporary faculty, and 11 technical and administrative support team members. Most of the Department is found in the new Tschannen Science Complex, and courses cover the range of biology, including evolution, microbiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and conservation biology.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledges and Abilities: Knowledge of the procedures and practices relating to providing support services. Knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering, issue, and inventory. Ability to learn quickly the names, uses and care of common types of materials, supplies, and equipment used in the instructional program to which assigned. Ability to plan, organize, and follow a schedule of activities. Ability to learn to operate equipment and to make adjustments. Ability to maintain records and project needs. Ability to correct and perform simple arithmetic calculations. Ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job. and Experience: Equivalent to one year of experience performing support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and equipment. or Equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies, or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit may be substituted for six months of the experience. or Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive
Required Qualifications
1. Ability to obtain and manage a Procurement Card and help with off-campus shopping and pick-up for course support. 2. Ability to develop collaborative working relationship with various constituents and support faculty and staff. 3. Ability to monitor functionality of shared lab equipment (deep freezers, incubators, centrifuges, etc.) and organize scheduling of repairs with product representatives. 4. Ability to manage, organize, and coordinate safety forms and records for classroom and research laboratories. 5. Ability to organize and document training of students, staff, and faculty for equipment located in shared teaching/research spaces. 6. Knowledge of basic biohazardous and hazardous waste protocols 7. Good communication skills (written or verbal) 8. Ability to work in a diverse environment. OTHER 9. Ability to work flexible schedule that may involve evenings and weekends as needed. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT - Ability to pass background check.
Preferred Qualifications
10. Knowledge of basic biological supplies to perform inventory of stockroom supplies 11. Evidence of proficiency with basic maintenance and upkeep of laptop computers and other electronic resources for course-related activities 12. Experience performing support services in a field related to Biological Sciences involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing, or storing materials, supplies, and equipment. 13. Ability to perform routine calibration, maintenance service, and repair on laboratory equipment and instrumentation such as balances, incubators, pH meters, blood pressure cuffs.
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 tostudent success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, 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.

Advertised: September 23, 2022 (10:10 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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