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CSRC - Administrative Support Assistant (Administrative Support Assistant II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Position Summary

The College of Sciences includes eight academic departments, five joint doctoral programs, in addition to centers and institutes including the Coastal and Marine Institute, the Center for Research in Math & Science Education, the Molecular Biology Institute, and the off-campus sites of the Biological Research Field Stations and Mt. Laguna Observatory. There are over 300 full and part-time faculty and more than 80 clerical and technical employees. There is a wide variety of interest both in teaching and research.

Under the indirect supervision of the Administrative Support Coordinator II (Program Coordinator) in the program, the Administrative Support Assistant is responsible for production of materials in support of the program's instructional and research programs. In addition, this position serves as the office receptionist for the Computational Science Research Center. Duties may include computer preparation of examinations, quizzes, correspondence, manuscripts and proposals, and as needed, any other clerical work required by program faculty, the program director, or program ASC II. Serves as receptionist, answering numerous telephone inquiries, taking messages, and greeting visitors.

The incumbent also provides clerical support to the instructional program on a part-time basis. Duties may include preparation of correspondence, manuscripts and proposals, and as needed, any other clerical work required by faculty associated with the Center, the Center director, or Center ASC I.

For more information regarding the College of Sciences and the Computational Science Research Center,  click here.

Full-time, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 6/30/2023 with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency.  This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires fundamental written and oral communication skills, including a sound foundation in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to understand standard office procedures; an ability to operate standard office equipment; an ability to learn office technology systems; an ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; and typing and keyboard skills.

These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through completion of a high school program or its equivalent and some experience in an office environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with SDSU and SDSRF processes and procedures
  • Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Specialized Skills

  • Proficient with computer (PC) and various word-processing software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,338 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,338- $4,913 per month. 

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 10, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by October 9, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘limited 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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. 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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Tina Deesen at

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