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Psychology Instructional Support Technician (Instructional Support Technician I)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title: Psychology Instructional Support Technician

Classification Title: Instructional Support Technician I

Classification Salary Range: The anticipated salary range for this position is $3,815 - $6,620.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position

Under general supervision of the Dean for the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (CNBS), the incumbent performs comprehensive support services by providing materials, supplies, equipment and related technical and logistical support to a variety of upper and lower division laboratory courses for the Psychology Department. 

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setup laboratories and classrooms for student use and assist instructors in classroom laboratory as needed.
  • Oversee student assistants when necessary.
  • Give demonstrations and instruct students and faculty in operation of equipment.
  • Contact faculty in advance regarding equipment needed for classroom work and ascertain that equipment required for instruction is available and in working order.
  • Oversee Psychology stock room, keep accurate records and inventory, maintain all equipment in working order and in a condition of ready availability, easy access, and adequate security for faculty instructional and/or research usage.
  • Provide statistician consultation for students.
  • Make recommendations for students with regards to the adherence of APA formatting in papers submitted within the psychology department; and facilitation of knowledge in research methods, statistics, and APA formatting in cooperation with faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Equivalent to two years of experience providing instructional support services for a unit or discipline, acting as a student assistant, or in producing materials or supplies related to the discipline 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 to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience OR
  • Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a related discipline may be substituted for the experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles of providing support services
  • Knowledge of the common principles, methods, and techniques related to the discipline
  • Knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment and their uses related to the discipline
  • Ability to evaluate, maintain, and order materials and supplies used for lab and activity courses (e.g., audio-visual equipment)
  • Ability to operate scientific or highly technical equipment
  • Ability to use methods, techniques and skills related to the discipline in preparing specialized materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Education: B.A./B.S. in Psychology or related position, or currently enrolled (or has already earned) a M.A./M.S. in Psychology or related discipline.
  • Preferred Experience: Experience as a Lab Assistant in Psychology laboratory courses; Experience in placing orders via Peoplesoft; Familiarity with the lower and upper division courses taught by the Psychology Department.
  • Ability to serve as a statistical consultant for students and help students interpret SPSS results.
  • Ability to provide students with support in APA style.
    Ability to organize groups in coordination with other departments.
    Ability to maintain psychology subject pool
    Ability to plan activities and prepare schedules
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques to analyze data; knowledge of APA style.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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