Chemical Hygiene Coordinator/Lab Technician

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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more:


Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Chemical Hygiene Coordinator/Lab Technician performs comprehensive support services for the Chemistry & Biochemistry department. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining and improving the chemical hygiene and laboratory safety standards and acts as a resource for solving problems.

  • Performs regular inspections of instructional/research spaces and safety equipment, reports violations, reports accidents, reviews results, provides training, keeps records, and makes improvement recommendations to the Chair.
  • Coordinates collection and safely bulks hazardous waste/biohazardous waste from research and instructional spaces, temporarily stores, and coordinates with Environmental Health & Safety to periodically pick up waste.
  • Performs research and helps develop new instructional activities in conjunction with faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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  • Equivalent to three years of full-time experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in handling materials or supplies in a discipline related to the area to which assigned; OR
  • Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with at least 16 semester units in chemistry courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment in a related discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience; OR
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with at least 16 semester units in chemistry courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a related discipline may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry/biochemistry, preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience in handling hazardous waste and experience with safety programs, rules and policies, preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of performing support services; knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to chemical hygiene and laboratory safety and the curriculum; knowledge of the materials and supplies in the curriculum and their uses.
  •  Ability and specialized skills to:  plan, organize, and schedule activities; ability to operate technical equipment related to the discipline; ability to safely coordinate hazardous waste collection, ability to provide safety training, ability to adhere to all applicable policies and laws, ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and scientific equipment; work independently and as part of a team under general supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with culturally diverse constituencies; organize activities to achieve an end in a timely manner; work with attention to detail and exercise good judgment; recognize and solve problems; read, understand, interpret, and implement technical procedures and other written documents; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; provide good customer service; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification: Instructional Support Tech II / 1617  / grade 1
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4750 - $5200 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4389 - $7617 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday.  
  • This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 


General Information

  • Applications received through March 6, 2024, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
  • The person holding this position may be 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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