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Job No. 539579 Simulation Center and Skills Lab Technician

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

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Instructional Support Tech II


TEMPORARY END DATE: This position is temporary and ends on or before December 31, 2024. Any continuation beyond December 31, 2024 is contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

FT/PT: Full-time

PAY PLAN: 12-month

WORKPLACE TYPE: On-site (work in-person at business location)


  • However, offer amount will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, education, skills, and training.


PAY BASIS: Monthly

BENEFITS: CSUB offers a best-in-class benefit package for eligible employees that includes an array of medical plans, choice of dental plans, vision coverage, retirement participation in CalPERS, CSU tuition waiver, up to 24 vacation days per year, sick leave with unlimited accrual, 14 paid holidays per year and more!  See our benefits website for additional information.

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants.


FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by May 29, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Simulation Center and Skills Lab Technician, under general supervision of the Nursing Department Chair, is an integral part of nursing education at CSU Bakersfield and is responsible for the technical operation of both simulation and medical equipment held within the skills lab and simulation center.

Responsibilities involve programming simulators, ensuring simulation rooms are setup in line with planned programs, ensuring simulators are functioning fully and having an ability to undertake routine maintenance and repairs as instructed by manufacturers. Candidate must be prepared to undertake additional training in simulator maintenance due to evolving changes to simulators over time.

The position serves as the primary resource of the day-to-day program operational needs, providing general support to faculty, maintaining contact with vendor and company representatives, and ensuring purchasing needs and tracking.


Lab Support

  • Independently perform routine equipment maintenance within the Simulation Center to ensure proper working order of equipment and associated computers to align with planned programs.
  • Maintain equipment in good operating condition; if needed, perform minor repairs or get items repaired.
  • Coordinate clinical labs schedule and oversee equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain inventory records of equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in purchasing, preparing, delivering, retrieving. and maintaining an inventory for a variety of materials.
  • Lead and train student assistants. Train faculty and student assistants in regards to equipment, chemical and radioactive material use in accordance with current local, state, and federal law.
  • Track course spending by level and course.
  • Work with team leaders to purchase each semester’s lab supplies.
  • Maintain purchasing records and monthly reconciliation report for Procard purchases.
  • Attend Learning Resources Committee (LRC) meetings, staff meetings, Natural Sciences, Mathematics &
  • Engineering (NSME) safety meetings, and Nursing Department meetings.
  • Scan all quotes and purchases and upload into Box (front office assistance available).
  • Work with student assistants to communicate inventory, equipment, and repair needs.

Course Support

  • Operate simulators, audio visual systems, and medical equipment during simulations.
  • Assist faculty/instructors to troubleshoot simulation equipment and find supplies/equipment as directed during the course.
  • Diagnose and resolve technology issues including troubleshooting with simulation equipment, and ensuring prompt resolution before, during and after simulations as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with CSUB audio visual staff and Help Desk to initiate technical support and maintenance for digital hardware and software.
  • Provide training and support to other Simulation Center personnel in the technical aspects of simulation.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Equivalent to three (3) 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 the area to which assigned.

OR: Equivalent to two (2) 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. (Please upload copies of transcripts.)

OR: 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. (Please upload copies of transcripts.)


  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Ability to compile, write, and present reports.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to nursing education.
  • Knowledge of the materials and supplies related to nursing education.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and schedule activities.
  • Ability to operate technical equipment related to nursing education.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills and competence with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.


  • Experience in maintenance, repair, and technical support of simulation equipment and/or medical device systems in a large healthcare delivery setting.
  • Previous experience in a simulation/training center environment.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human physiology.
  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
  • Obtain the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Technician Certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: MEDIUM WORK – up to 40% of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: This position is around moving machinery; Exposed to dust, fumes, gases, or radiation, microwave.

SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION:  It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.


GENERAL INFORMATION:  It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment.  You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations.  State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens.  These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

EEO STATEMENT:  California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.  Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

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