Short-Term Employment

Short-term Job Opportunities:

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application and follow the instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.


Administrative Support Assistant – Chemistry; Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Job Duties:

  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the assigned department
  • Perform class scheduling and related functions for each semester
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
  • Maintain a variety of records for the assigned department
  • Data tracking and data entry
  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budget
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of office support and administration practices and procedures
  • Equivalent to four years of full-time administrative support experience
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Catherine Jain, cjain@palomar.edu


Administrative Support Assistant – Dental Assisting

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Job Duties:

  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the assigned department
  • Perform class scheduling and related functions for each semester
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
  • Maintain a variety of records for the assigned department
  • Data tracking and data entry
  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budget
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of office support and administration practices and procedures
  • Equivalent to four years of full-time administrative support experience
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Denise Rudy, drudy@palomar.edu


Administrative Support Assistant – Human Resource Services

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 16-24 (not to exceed 30 hours)

Work Schedule: Hours will be assigned during normal business hours, Monday – Friday

Hourly Pay Rate: $18

Job Duties:

  • Assist the department with various administrative support duties and front desk coverage
  • Answering phones, greeting walk-ins, responding to emails, drafting memos/letters
  • Filing, making copies, scanning documents
  • Data entry, scheduling, processing supply orders, completing unemployment claims, completing employment verifications
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade.
  • One year of related experience; training will be provided.
  • Note: for work experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Palomar Jobs, Human Resource Services – palomarjobs@palomar.edu.


Administrative Support Assistant – Office of the Superintendent/President

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24-30

Work Schedule: 3-5 days per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $18, $20, or $22 depending on experience

Job Duties:

  • Assists in the preparation, tracking, and monitoring of assigned budgets/CAL card statements
  • Assists with agenda development, distribution of materials, and meeting minutes
  • Coordinates and processes various special projects and programs for the Superintendent/President
  • Performs complex and responsible administrative assistance duties for the Superintendent/President
  • Provides liaison support for the Governing Board meetings as needed
  • Schedules and maintains the Superintendent/President’s calendar
  • Screens and directs calls and visitors to appropriate personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to four years of full-time administrative support experience
  • Experience working within Microsoft Suites – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to Kelly Miller, Sr. Executive Assistant – kmiller4@palomar.edu


Ambassador – Enrollment Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations, out in the community and at K-12 school locations. (Mileage is reimbursed)

Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening and weekend events

Hours Per Week: 5-26

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Job Duties: Represent Palomar College for new students, continuing students, college events, and community activities. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures and academic programs. Maintain a high level of customer service through email, phone and in-person inquiries; to community members, prospective students and current students of all ages, backgrounds and educational experience (Comprehensive training provided). 

Collaborate and interact positively with Palomar College administration, faculty and staff, to meet the needs of our students, their families and the community in general. Provide hands-on assistance with application, registration and enrollment procedures. Represent Palomar College in a professional, positive and polished manner, sharing personal college experiences as appropriate. Conduct quality public speaking engagements and represent the college at college/career fairs, parent nights and other college events, Independently or with a team. Conduct campus tours and visits for individuals, families, schools or community groups. Build strong relationships with community organizations and local schools. Support the day-to-day operations for various Student Services functions related to recruitment and retention activities.

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships.

Contact: Jamie Moss, Manager of Admissions and Financial Aid Services, bmoss@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 8117


Ambassador, Tour Guides, Interns – Outreach Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations, out in the community and at K-12 school locations. (Mileage is reimbursed)

Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening and weekend events

Hours Per Week: 5-26

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00 -$23 depending on experience and/or education

Job Duties: (Training provided) Represent Palomar College in a professional, positive and polished manner, sharing personal college experiences as appropriate. Conduct quality public speaking engagements and represent the college at college/career fairs, parent nights and other off campus recruitment events; Independently or with a team. Conduct campus tours and visits for individuals, families, schools or community groups. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures and academic programs. Maintain a high level of customer service through email, phone and in-person inquiries, to community members and prospective students of all ages, backgrounds and educational experience. Collaborate and interact positively with Palomar College administration, faculty and staff, to meet the needs and inquiries of prospective students and their families. Provide hands-on assistance with application, registration and enrollment procedures. Build strong relationships with community organizations and local schools. Support the day-to-day operations and training procedures of building a brand new department.

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships. Marketing and Communication positions also available.

For more information and hiring procedures, please visit: www.palomar.edu/outreach/employment.

Contact:  Jessica Horn at jhorn@palomar.edu  or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 2176.150, Ext. 3752


Assistant – Fiscal Services/Business Services

Campus Location: San Marcos

Number of Positions:  2

Hours Per Week: 24-30

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $17-$23 depending on experience and/or education

Job Duties: Performs routine to moderately difficult clerical and technical support functions in either Business Services or Fiscal Services, including setting appointment, maintaining calendars, ordering, composing documents, printing and reviewing reports; maintaining files, records, and databases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of experience working in an office setting involving frequent interaction with students or the public
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors
  • Experience with general office duties and tasks
  • Basic computer experience and familiarity with Microsoft products
  • Moderate to advance knowledge and experience with Excel spreadsheets and database software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Organized and detail oriented 
  • Basic to moderate understanding or either Business or Financial/Accounting practices 

Contact: Send completed application to Heather Sutton, hsutton@palomar.edu


American Sign Language/English Interpreter – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: Various campus locations, as needed

Hours per week: Position is dependent upon student registration needs

Work schedule: Flexible, possible evenings and/or weekends

Hourly pay rate: $28.00-$56.00 per hour 

Job description:

Perform American Sign Language/English interpreting and/or transliterating services for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff in educational and extracurricular settings.

Desired skills/qualifications:

Prior experience interpreting in the post-secondary setting is preferred. Placement on payment scale is based on experience and certification.   Contact information: Please submit your completed application and resume to Denise VanderStoel, Supervisor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Resource Center, at dvanderstoel@palomar.edu.


Assistant Accounting Technician – Fiscal Services

Campus Location: San Marcos

Number of Positions:  Multiple positions

Hours Per Week: 24-30

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30-$23 depending on experience and/or education

Job Duties:

With close supervision, performs a variety of technical & administrative duties associated with the District’s fiscal operations, to include setting up vendors in the Accounts Payable module, entering and tracking progress on projects, tracking and following up on accounting transactions and assisting with activities that support fiscal reporting.  Experience using Excel, AdobeSign, processing accounts payable, vendor/supplier setup, accurate data entry, PeopleSoft Financials or maintaining accounting records.   Knowledgeable about Accounts Payable, data entry, grant transactions and reporting.   Experience with data entry, recording financial transactions, updating spreadsheets and databases with detail information, billing, reporting, tracking status, general office duties and good communication skills.

Contact:  Please email a resume and direct questions to Heather Sutton,   hsutton@palomar.edu


Assistant – Early Childhood Education Lab School

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18

Job Duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities

Desired Skills/Qualifications: 6 units in child development

Contact:  Tamara Holthaus, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, tholthaus@palomar.edu


Assistant – Student Life & Leadership/Basic Needs & Resources

Campus Location: San Marcos; possible travel to Education Centers

Hours Per Week: not to exceed 25 hours per week

Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18 depending on experience

Job Duties:

  • Marketing and promotion of campus and community resources
  • Assisting students with applications for Food & Nutrition Center and San Diego Food Bank information packets
  • Assisting with processing, tracking, and replying to students requesting assistance
  • Assisting with student events related to delivery of basic needs and information related to basic needs
  • Meeting and coordinating services with CalFresh Outreach Ambassador as needed
  • Managing appointments and waiting area for students in screening and providing application assistance
  • Overseeing stocking and inventory of Food & Nutrition Center resources
  • Traveling to Educational Centers for weekly events and delivery of resources (using District vehicles and during schedule work hours)

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated respect and commitment to the equitable distribution of resources to all students and referrals to Student Life & Leadership
  • Customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Zoom)
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent taks
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license

Contact Information: Pippa Pierce, (760) 744-1150 x2529


Communications and Marketing Assistant – Outreach Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations or out in the community. (Mileage is reimbursed)

Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening and weekend events

Hours Per Week: 10-20

Hourly Pay Rate: $18

Job Duties:

Create content for email campaigns, brochures, social media and individual email communications for prospective students; Work as a team to drive initiatives and communications dashboard forward; Maintain desire to consistently advance skills in communications, marketing and public relations; Participate in building communications for future welcome center; Provide prospective students and families with information about Palomar College and the services of the Outreach Services Department; Provide quality customer service over phone, email and in person in the new welcome center; Ability to work with and design for audiences diverse in age, ethnicity, background, educational experience, military experience; Support functions of Outreach Services department and manager; Provide support, ideas, and input as we continue to build a constantly growing department; Potential for work within Customer Relations Management software. Support department events. Position has room for growth.

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships. Marketing and Communication positions also available.

For more information and hiring procedures, please visit: www.palomar.edu/outreach/employment.

Contact information:  Jessica Horn at jhorn@palomar.edu  or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 2176.


Community Service Officer – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $18, $20, or $22 depending on experience

Job Duties: 24-hour a day Police / Security services to persons and property on Campus grounds, parking lots and facilities on the Main Campus in San Marcos and the Escondido Center. The Community Service Officer assists with building security, traffic control, motorist assistance, writing reports and other public services as needed. The CSO provides protection to District buildings and property. The CSO guards against fire, intrusion, theft and vandalism. The CSO provides information to the public; makes written and oral reports of any hazardous condition impacting the college and its community. The CSO performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver’s License. A background investigation including DMV check will completed. Candidates must complete a personal history statement.

  • Ability to identify safety hazards.
  • Knowledge of District Rules and Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Campus buildings and grounds.
  • Use of 2-way radio.
  • First-Aid certification.
  • Must read, write and speak English.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow written / oral directions.
  • Must be able to communicate to and inform the public.
  • Make detailed observations.
  • Accurately remember facts.
  • Translate those observations and facts into written reports.
  • Analyze situations and act / respond quickly and appropriately.
  • Good common sense and judgment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The CSO may be required to perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility and standing or walking for long periods of time. The CSO will be required to work at night. Applicant should be in good physical condition. Work will be in both indoor and outdoor environments, which may be subject to foul weather.  

Contact: Lead CSO – David Reza, 760-744-1150, ext. 3006


Counseling Department Assistant (part-time)

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus, Escondido Education Center, Rancho Bernardo Education Center, Fallbrook Education Center

Hourly Pay Rate: $21

Duration of Assignment: Temporary six-month assignment; Anticipated duration of position is hire date through December 22, 2023.

Work Schedule: 3-5 days per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hours Per Week: Position averages 24-30 hours per week

Job Duties:

  • Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, provide support to students at a front desk, lobby, or booth.
  • Check-in and schedule students for counseling appointments.
  • Answer general questions pertaining to registration, student appointments, and support services available in-person, on the phone and via email.
  • Use of Peoplesoft and SARS technology systems to assist students.
  • Assists supervisor class scheduling – utilizing Peoplesoft to input schedules.
  • Travel between the main campus and education centers, if necessary, to assist with services at different locations.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written skills) is preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 1 year of experience working in an office setting involving frequent interaction with students or the public.

Contact: Please submit your completed application (see top of page) to Dr. Nancy Browne, Manager of Student Success, at nbrowne@palomar.edu.


Database & Administrative Coordinator (Short-Term) – Palomar College Foundation

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 18; two to four days per week

Work Schedule: Select Monday – Friday with occasional evening/weekend hours (events)

Hourly Pay Rate: $18-25 based on experience

Job Duties:

  • Donation processing involving input into the donor database, managing gift processing, and providing financial reports
  • Gift acknowledgement, drafting acknowledgement letters, and ensuring timely processing and distribution of such
  • Database coordination involving management of donor account records, monthly reconciliation with accounting system, and reviewing records to ensure database integrity
  • General office administration including answering donor inquiries, managing organization’s inbox, setting Foundation meetings and appointments, providing meeting follow up and confirmation support as requested by Development Team, and scholarship program support
  • Oversees office supplies, ordering, and inventory
  • Assist the executive Director with Foundation Board of Director functions and administrative support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent of 2 years experience in non-profit development donor database

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database software knowledge
  • Customer service experience and strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and be proactive in responsibilities

Contact Information: For immediate consideration, please email resume to Linda Moynan, Development Manager at lmoynan@palomar.edu .


Dream Success Program Advocate

Campus Location: San Marcos, Escondido

Hours Per Week: not to exceed 25 hours per week

Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4pm; some evenings and weekends Hourly

Pay Rate: $18/hr

Job Duties:

  • Supporting students with navigating the California Dream Act application and AB-540 exemption
  • Managing appointments, answering general questions pertaining to student appointments, and support services available in-person, on the phone and via email.
  • Assist with organizing Dreamer Success outreach related efforts, including supporting new student virtual services/activities, and informational presentations.
  • Conduct classroom, and on/off-campus presentations promoting the services offered by the Dreamer Success Program.
  • Develop and distribute marketing materials including flyers, newsletters, and announcements.
  • Assist with and represent the Dreamer Success program at a variety of events, both on and off campus.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written skills)
  • Completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework in Human Development, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Six months of experience working and/or supporting undocumented students.
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Zoom)

Contact Information: Celina Mendoza (760) 744-1150 x 3557


Front Desk Clerk – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30, $17, or $18 based on experience

Job Duties: To provide general office assistance in support of an assigned function; to perform a variety of clerical and secretarial tasks; to provide information to students, faculty, staff and the general public and maintain a variety of records and files.

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Ability to have good customer service. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Perform various clerical tasks in support of an assigned function. Serve as a receptionist, answer multi-line phone, and greet students, faculty, staff and general public. Maintain accurate records and files for assigned area; and monitor various logs and files for current and accurate information Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Respond to request and inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Contact : Candy Santos, 760-744-1150, ext. 3289


Lab Assistant – Biology

Campus Location: Rancho Bernado Center

Hours Per Week: 30

Work Schedule: TBA; Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $30

Job Duties:

  • Oversees day-to-day activities in an assigned laboratory; trains students in the setup, operation, use and maintenance of lab equipment, materials and resources; responds to student questions regarding laboratory procedures and requirements; ensures labs are open and ready for use during scheduled hours and that equipment is in sound working order; ensures lab closing procedures are followed; maintains a clean, safe and orderly learning environment, including cleaning counters and hoods and washing, storing and restocking laboratory glassware and other lab supplies; cleans, washes and stores laboratory equipment.
  • Sets up various experiments and classroom demonstrations planned or requested by instructors; calculates, mixes, prepares, labels and stores a variety of chemical solutions, reagents, media, compounds, bacterial cultures and samples; labels, safely stores and periodically arranges with the District’s Environmental Health and Safety department for the disposal of expired chemicals, chemical solutions and biohazardous materials generated during daily laboratory use.
  • Provides tutoring assistance to students in assigned subject matter; provides clear and concise explanations and demonstrations to facilitate student understanding and reinforce instructors’ teaching; interprets and guides students through course and laboratory assignments; provides guidance to students on study skills; monitors and reviews student work and assignments and discusses student progress with instructors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: Three years of experience providing instructional or tutorial assistance to students in the assigned subject matter area, or three years of related work experience in the assigned subject area.
  • Education/Training: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, Biology or Chemistry.

Contact Information: Please send application and resume to contact Kimberly Velazquez, kvelazquez@palomar.edu.


Mail Room Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

Hours Per Week: 20

Work Schedule: Monday -Thursday, either 9am-1pm or 10am-2pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $17 – $18

Job Duties: Assist with mail service operations: Provide excellent customer service to campus community; accurately sort incoming mail; use mail room equipment such as folding/stuffing machine and postage meter to prepare and meter outgoing mail; pick up and deliver mail and packages to campus departments as needed; process shipments via UPS/USPS as needed; perform clerical duties; and assist mail room staff with special projects.  Training will be provided.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma, or equivalent.  Clerical/mailroom, customer service, or experience working with the public helpful, but not required.  Must be able to safely lift packages, and full trays of bulk mail.

Contact:   Send completed application to Ann Jensen ajensen@palomar.edu


Online Proctor – Languages & Literature

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

Hours Per Week: 20 (Not to exceed 160 days a fiscal year)

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18

Work Schedule:  TBD

Job Duties:

  • Verify student ID and validate student enrollment
  • Log students in and out, basic data entry functions
  • Create incident report with all information and description
  • Observe groups of students and students individually during entire time of test in multiple in rooms
  • Assist students with utilization of Zoom
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure continuity of services as needed
  • Attend planning meetings as scheduled

Desired Skills/Abilities:

  • Administering and proctoring tests in a fair and uniform manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar with Sign Up Genius and monitor the calendar daily to create an hourly roster of signed up students
  • Expertise in Zoom functions such as break-out rooms, display, shared screen, etc.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to students for Zoom access on computer, laptop, phone
  • Ability to focus on observing multiple students at a time
  • Ability to sit for prolonged hours in front of screen (monitors cannot leave when test has started and tests will be staggered)
  • Commitment to block of hours + flexibility to fill in as needed
  • Ability to promptly address unexpected circumstances to continue providing services
  • Ability to work with students with disabilities or linguistic difficulties to ensure equity
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of test administration and proctoring, including methods for making accommodations for students with disabilities or limited English skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationship with others
  • Demonstrated reliable internet connection if working from home and alternative means to log in in case of technical issue
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Prepare clear and concise material and reports using Microsoft Office software

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with students with disabilities
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, or a related field preferred.

Contact:  Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Ruth Barnaba, Manager, Tutoring Services – rbarnaba@palomar.edu.


Registered Nurse (hourly) – Health Services

Campus Location:  San Marcos and/or Escondido

Hours Per Week: 20-30 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate:  $32

Job Duties:  Clinically assess and treat patients within the SHC College Registered Nurse protocols for various medical and injury complaints including behavioral health emergencies; ability to review immunization records and perform various immunizations to include TB skin/risk assessment testing.  Ability to draw blood for lab tests, knowledge of CDC guidelines and complete vitals/medical history charting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a National League of Nursing-accredited four-year college or university.
  • Five years of full-time equivalent ambulatory or urgent care nursing experience.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Registered Nurse Licensure by time of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Public Health Nurse Certification is preferred.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate by time of appointment.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver’s license by time of appointment.

Contact: Submit CV/Resume and Cover Letter to Health Services Administration, Kimberlee Ahinger @ kahinger@palomar.edu.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Assistant – MSE Learning Centers

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 20-30

Work Schedule: Varies between 8:00am and 8:00pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30, $17, or $18 based on experience

Number of Positions: Multiple

Job Duties:

  • Provide general office assistance in support of an assigned STEM function
  • Perform a variety of clerical and secretarial tasks
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
  • Maintain a variety of records; proctoring
  • Assist students with STEM Student Support Program information and questions
  • Coordinate appointments, orientations, counseling appointment check-ins, events, and application screening processes
  • Assist with promotion, set-up, running, and debriefing of activities and events
  • Data tracking and entry
  • Limited lab duties to include supply organization and inventory; limited lab support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
  • Ability to have good customer service
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Perform various clerical tasks in support of an assigned function
  • Serve as a receptionist, answer multi-line phone, and greet students, faculty, staff, and general public.
  • Maintain accurate records and files for assigned area; monitor various logs and files for current and accurate information
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Respond to request and inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and general public
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of the sciences

Contact: Amber DeFreitas, adefreitas@palomar.edu or 760-744-1150 x2718


Short-Term Hourly Professional – Environmental Health & Safety

Campus Location: Based in San Marcos with travel to all Palomar locations (Camp Pendleton, Escondido, Fallbrook, Santar, Rancho Bernardo)

Hours Per Week: 26

Work Schedule: Tuesday – Friday

Hourly Pay Rate:  $20

Job Duties:  This position is project-based related to inspection by the County of San Diego Environmental Health and Quality agency. Based on the results of the inspection, regulatory corrective actions are required for an assigned program within Palomar College’s campus environmental health and safety (EH&S) initiatives. The primary goal is to ensure the institution’s compliance with government regulations. The responsibilities encompass various EH&S program areas, including occupational health and safety, hazardous materials management, hazardous waste management, and emergency response/fire & life safety equipment management.

The position involves actively contributing to the safety measures in campus environmental health and occupational safety areas. The position’s primary duties include assisting with safety inspections, AED inspections, emergency response equipment inspections, and fire extinguishers inspections. No special certifications are needed. Additionally, the role supports field accident prevention, control, and safety reporting through inspection(s) identification. This aligns with OSHA regulations, Emergency Response, and Safety guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma, equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience: Equivalent to one year of related experience
  • Note: For experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in work-related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience: Familiar with OSHA safety regulations; emergency management; Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Contact:  Please email Short-Term & Student Application and resume to Derrick Johnson, Manager, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management at djohnson1@palomar.edu.


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Requirements: Child Development permit qualified; 24 units in ECE or CD minimum, plus 16 units in GE and 1 year experience.

For immediate consideration, fax resume to (760) 761-3539 or call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2575.  No deadline to apply.  Visit the Child Development Center website for more information.


Testing Center Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos, occasional work at other campus locations

Hours Per Week: 10-20 hours per week (not to exceed 160 days per year)

Work Schedule: Hours to be scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Friday

Hourly pay: $18

Job Duties:

  • Check incoming emails, mail, and deliveries and verify that all expected exams have been received for the day.
  • Coordinate with student proctor assistant(s) and/or DRC staff in implementing daily test accommodations.
  • Assist in scheduling exams.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues, technology issues and other issues that may affect the Testing Center operations.
  • Ensures availability of accommodations required for upcoming exams (reader, scribe, laptop, CCTV, Braille, etc.).
  • Assure accurate records of exams, appointment requests, accommodations.
  • Keep detail records of testing incidents, no-show, cancellations, reschedules, and unusual situations.
  • Keep detail records of exam received from faculty or department representative and their return to faculty, department, or department representative.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the front office.
  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Answer telephone and email accounts providing detail and accurate information.
  • Keep the reception area clean and organized.
  • Check in students to the Testing Center and starting a timer with the students allotted time.
  • Monitor Testing Center exams taken by students using remote camera system or in person.
  • On occasion, proctor exams as a reader and/or scribe.
  • Adhere to Palomar College’s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with students with disabilities.

Contact:  Please email Short-Term & Student Application and resume to Cynthia Cordova at ccordova1@palomar.edu.


Theater Assistant (Application Pool) – Performing Arts Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: Varies

Work Schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30

Job Duties: Assist in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events. Assist in the Performing Arts Department season production as needed – availability to work evenings and weekends are necessary for the main functions of this job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, plus a background in live event technology, theatrical productions or equivalent education preferred.

Desired Qualifications:  A basic understanding of signal flow and various production systems; lighting, sound, and video. The ability to work independently, and safely on projects. Experience with reading and understanding stage and lighting plots. Students that are studying theater technology are encouraged to apply.

Contact:  Email application and resume to Tony Cucuzella at acucuzzella@palomar.edu 


Warehouse Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 20-32

Work Schedule: Flexible; 6-8 hour shifts 2-3 days per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $17-18

Job Duties: Assist with Warehouse operations: Provide excellent customer service to campus community; receive and inspect incoming package deliveries; ensure timely delivery of packages/products; organizing warehouse stock, organize/pull requests from stock for delivery; assist Warehouse Technicians with projects, as needed; basic clerical duties; data entry; participate in periodic inventory.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma, or equivalent.  Customer service and experience working in a shipping/receiving area helpful, but not required. 

Contact: Send completed application to Tony Payton (tpayton@palomar.edu) and Rick Greene (rgreene@palomar.edu)


Welcome Center Assistant – Outreach Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; [Occasional additional special event work at other campus locations, if interested. (Mileage is reimbursed)]

Work Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening special events.

Hours Per Week: 10-20

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.30 – $18

Job Duties: (Training provided) Be one of the initial employees in Palomar’s first Welcome Center! Represent Palomar College in a welcoming, professional and positive manner, by greeting and helping guests in the future Palomar College Welcome Center. Assist walk-in students with directions, information or hands-on application or registration help. Greet students or groups before they take a campus tour. Conduct campus tours and visits for individuals, families, schools or community groups. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures and academic programs. Maintain a high level of customer service through email, phone and in-person inquiries, to community members and prospective students of all ages, backgrounds and educational experience. Collaborate and interact positively with Palomar College administration, faculty and staff, to meet the needs and inquiries of prospective students and their families. Provide hands-on assistance with application, registration and enrollment procedures. Support the day-to-day operations and training procedures of building a new Welcome Center on campus.

Optional: Also serve as a Tour Guide

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships. Palomar Ambassador and Marketing & Communication positions also available.

For more information and hiring procedures, please visit: www.palomar.edu/outreach/employment.

Contact information:  Jessica Horn at jhorn@palomar.edu  or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 2176.