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Program Technician, 24 Hours per Week (COF)

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Important Information:

  • Incomplete applications packets will not be considered
  • Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form.
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Program Technician, 24 Hours per Week (COF)
Position Number: 02079
Posting Date 05/24/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 06/07/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week 24 hrs per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $2,057.74 per month
Maximum Salary: $3,054.73 per month (maximum entry $2,109.18)

The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution of 75% of the existing premium cap to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The employee pays 25% of the existing premium cap in addition to their selected plan employee contribution cost.

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Porterville College
Location PC-Main Campus
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, identify, inform and recruit students eligible for college programs and services; assist in the coordination of an assigned program.


  • Assist in the development of an assigned program’s goals and objectives; recommend policy changes and implementation procedures; prepare a variety of required reports related to the assigned program.
  • Gather a variety of data, including calculating salaries and fringe benefits, projected numbers of students to be served, and expenditures for a variety of individual college programs.
  • Identify eligible students; schedule and conduct individual or small group sessions with potential students; provide information and assistance to students regarding the assigned program; respond to inquiries; interpret and explain project policies and eligibility requirements.
  • Conduct workshops pertaining to job placement; interview students to determine sites for job placement.
  • Arrange and conduct campus tours and department visitations for interested students; maintain contact and perform follow-ups with recruited students; interpret placement tests for program eligibility purposes.
  • Provide orientation regarding the college to community groups, agencies and institutions; distribute information pertaining to college programs and services, including recruitment, enrollment and financial aid.
  • Assist in the completion of financial aid forms; monitor students through the financial aid process; monitor student academic progress for eligibility purposes.
  • Assist students in completing applications to four-year colleges and follow-up with the appropriate counselor.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with public agencies and service-area schools, both public and private; respond to written and verbal inquiries concerning the program.
  • Establish and maintain contact with public and private employment agencies; keep current with local hiring trends.
  • Assist in coordination of a variety of individual college programs.
  • Attend and participate in a variety of conferences and workshops related to the assigned program; drive a vehicle to various sites to establish and monitor job placement, perform outreach duties, and participate in job fairs and job placement seminars.
  • Provide training and work direction to student assistants as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to:

An Associate degree with course work in behavioral science, business or a related field AND two years of experience in a student services area.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Program rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Support services available at the college.
  • Financial aid functions and application procedures.
  • Recruitment strategies.
  • Job placement strategies.
  • Interviewing and advisement techniques.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Principles of training and providing work direction.


  • Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Determine program eligibility based on applications and supporting documentation.
  • Coordinate services and activities to recruit, retain and assist students.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Complete work with many interruptions.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Operate a variety of office machines including a computer.
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
Salary Grade 40.0
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on June 7, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Other Document
  3. Other Document (2)
  4. Other Document (3)