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Financial Aid Technician (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.
  • It is important to confirm that your required documents have been uploaded correctly before final submission of your application packet. Applicants may receive a confirmation number prior to all documents being uploaded to application packet if submitted during the conversion phase. Packets received with documents that failed to convert will be screened out as incomplete.

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Financial Aid Technician (COF)
Position Number: 02144
Posting Date 10/03/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 10/09/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified
Rate:
Work Week 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $3,880.23 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,482.67 per month (Maximum Entry $3,880.23 per month
Benefits:

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

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: Cerro Coso College
Location CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical financial aid duties including interviewing students and assist in making determination regarding student financial aid and work study program eligibility and award levels; assist students in the interpretation of financial aid program policies.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Associate degree in business administration, social sciences or a related field AND
two years of increasingly responsible experience in financial and/or budget data.

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 KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Federal and State rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.
  • Requirements of various scholarships, grants, loans and awards.
  • Work study, job placement programs, veterans, scholarships and other related programs.
  • Financial aid application procedures.
  • Principles of providing work direction and guidance.
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Basic arithmetic.
  • Financial aid computer software.
ABILITY TO:
  • Interpret and apply federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.
  • Explain various scholarships, grants, loans and awards and the requirements of various financial aid programs.
  • Interview, screen and place students in work study and job placement programs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete files and records.
  • Provide work direction and guidance and train technical, clerical and student assistants.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and applicable software.
Salary Grade 42.5
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 October 9th, 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts