This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Positions in this family provide skilled, specialized assistance to faculty, staff, students and various publics in instructional research, library services, and other educationally related programs or projects.
Serves on the instructional support staff. In addition to performing all the duties of the assistant, incumbents in these positions may assist in the formulation of program/project outlines, procedures and analysis of results. The associate sets up and maintains records, files and documents related to specific projects. Responds to inquiries and provides informational data in a specific subject area to staff inside and outside the university. Prepares slides, specimens and equipment for medical and scientific lectures, research and laboratory exercises. The associate also differs from the assistant in that the associate handles materials that may be fragile, expensive, toxic, volatile, noxious, flammable, or otherwise dangerous.
In a library, an associate may conduct pre-order searches using on-line bibliographic databases and the public catalog; catalog books when fully acceptable; answer routine reference questions. An associate may assist a department head in performing routine administrative and supervisory functions.
Functional supervision may be exercised over clerical and support help.
Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline.
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