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Technical Staff Assistant V

Job Description

TITLE: Technical Staff Assistant V

JOB CODE: 4312



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: To perform highly skilled and technical supervisory work involving the construction, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment relating to a scientific or research activity Responsible for supervising skilled and semi-skilled workers and personally participates in technical work of a highly specialized nature.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise and assume responsibility for building pre-production, model shop, or prototype units of laboratory developed equipment. Develops modifications for improvement of existing equipment. Designs, plans, layouts, assign and inspects work of subordinates in construction or major repair of specialized electrical, mechanical and optical apparatus. Performs related duties as required. Collaborates with research scientists, research engineers and faculty members, who may have over-all supervision of research projects, in the design and functional application of research apparatus.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision received of over-all effectiveness of a particular work group. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Close supervision of skilled and semi-skilled workers.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school graduation with vocational training in a related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Five years in the construction and maintenance of equipment or apparatus of the type related to the position. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Skill in the use of standard shop machine tools and measuring tools. Proficiency and accuracy in all duties performed. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to scientific hazards in some departments. Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and others. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.