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.


Ambassador, Men of Color Initiative – Outreach and Onboarding Services

Campus Location: Main Office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations, out in the community and at the high school locations.

Number of Positions: 1-2

Hours Per Week: 15-26

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

Hourly Pay Rate: $17

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • Energy and passion towards educating prospective students and families about Palomar college and its various campuses.
  • Ability to communicate with the public, peers, students and staff, of diverse backgrounds, ages, and educational experience.
  • Ability to learn campus facts and college related information.
  • Dedication to providing a positive, motivating, and welcoming experience. Support teamwork environment.

*Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with high school men of color in low socio-economic settings. An eagerness to mentor and assist high school men of color who require additional academic support. Increase participation from this underrepresented group to connect them to existing programs and services designed to enhance success and completion.

Job Duties: (Training Provided) Represent Palomar College in a professional, positive 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 events. 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. 

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

Contact: Alejandro Arellano, (760/) 744-1150 ext. 6680 or aarellano@palomar.edu


Ambassador and/or Tour Guides – Outreach and Onboarding 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: $17.00

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: Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach and Onboarding Services, dshoop@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150, 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


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-$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: $12.00-$16.00

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


College Preparedness Advisor – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location: Grant Target Area

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 24 hours.

Work Schedule: Weekdays, hours between 8:00am and 5:00pm, including some evenings and weekends. *Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly Pay Rate: $18

Job description:

  • Conduct outreach and student recruitment activities.  Provide information regarding admissions, financial aid and registration policies/procedures and refer students to other services as appropriate.  Assist, motivate, and support students with their postsecondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.)..

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (Word Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), Google Apps, and other computer software.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Education:

  •  2 years university coursework and 2 years of experience.

Contact : Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@palomar.edu.


Communications and Marketing Assistant – Outreach and Onboarding 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: $17

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 and Onboarding 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 and Onboarding 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: Deanna K. Shoop, Manager of Outreach and Onboarding Services, dshoop@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 3752


Community Service Officer – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $16, $18, or $20 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: Student applicant for a CSO position must be a student enrolled in a minimum 12 units at Palomar College for the fall and spring semesters and 6 units in the summer. This requirement does not apply to non-student applicants. The CSO may be required to perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility and standing or walking for long periods of time. 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 – Dominic Laporta, 760-744-1150, ext. 3006


Custodial Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos

Number of Positions: 3

Hours Per Week: 24 – 30

Work Schedule: Flexible hours between 6:00am and 10:30pm; Monday – Friday

Hourly Pay Rate: $15 – $17 based on experience

Job Duties: This role assists the Custodial Department with the cleaning and maintenance of the buildings. Tasks include:

  • Performs general routine custodial duties, to include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, restocking paper and soap supplies
  • Unlocks doors, ensures doors are locked after evening classes and activities
  • Dusts furniture, walls, and equipment
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and changes supplies
  • Sweeps walkways and entrances to buildings and classrooms, picks up paper and other debris in assigned areas
  • Empties trash receptacles, disposes trash into compactors and dumpsters, bags trash for proper disposal
  • Operates custodial equipment, materials, and supplies in a safe an effective manner

Minimum Qualifications: One year custodial experience is desired.

Contact: Timothy Cross, Supervisor II, Custodial Services, tcross@palomar.edu


Front Desk Clerk – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 24

Work Schedule: TBA

Hourly Pay Rate: $15, $16, or $17 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


Grounds Assistant – Grounds Services

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 24 hours per week

Work Schedule: Flexible, Mon-Friday 7:30am-4pm

Hourly Pay Rate: $17 based on experience

Job Duties: Plant propagation, hedging, trimming, blowing, weeding, weed-eating, raking, planting, transplanting, watering, trenching, digging, light irrigation repair, occasional data tracking/processing.

Minimum Qualifications: Some Grounds maintenance or Horticulture training/experience preferred. Valid California driver’s license required. Ability to lift 75 pounds and work in a variety of weather conditions.

Contact: Tony Rangel, Grounds Services Supervisor, arangel@palomar.edu or 760-744-1150 x2133


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus Location: San Marcos – Santar Place (Public Safety Training Center)

Hours Per Week: Up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work Schedule: Varies (TWTh evenings, Saturdays)

Hourly Pay Rate: $36

Job Duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities and ensure compliance with POST and Academy regulations

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of full-time peace officer experience with a California law enforcement agency. Strong written and verbal communication skills desired. Field Training Officer experience preferred.

Contact : Juliette Barnes, Academy Coordinator, jbarnes@palomar.edu


Lab Assistant – Biology Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 10

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $14 – $16

Job Duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware

Minimum Qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact: Diep Vu, dvu@palomar.edu


Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours Per Week: 10

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hourly Pay Rate: $14 – $16

Job Duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware

Minimum Qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact: Donna Aviles, daviles@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

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.


Outreach Coordinator – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location: Grant Target Area

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 24

Work Schedule: Weekdays, hours between 8:00am and 5:00pm, some evenings and weekends. *Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly Pay Rate: $20 with official transcripts from college/university.

 Job Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate all outreach activities and events at one or various Grant Funded Student Programs school sties.  Assist, motivate and support students with their postsecondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.). Provide on-site assistance with college preparedness at one of the school sites.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (Word Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), Google Apps, and other computer software.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and/or 4 years of related experience.

Contact :  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@palomar.edu.


Police Dispatch – Palomar College Police Department

Campus Location: San Marcos

Work Schedule: TBA

Hours Per Week: 24

Hourly Pay Rate: $16, $18, or $20 depending on experience

Job Duties: Dispatchers are responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for service, dispatching appropriate personnel or transferring calls to the appropriate department or agency. Dispatcher is a journey-level class. Incumbents perform the full range of dispatch work processes. Work is generally performed independently in conformance with policies, procedures, and standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of public safety codes, terminology, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of ordinances, codes, procedures, and practices regarding public safety radio communications.
  • Experience in proper operation and care of radio and telephone equipment and operational characteristics of emergency communication system equipment.

Contact: Nieves Suarez, (760) 744-1150, ext. 3289


Registered Nurse (hourly) – Health Services

Campus Location:  San Marcos

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 32 hours

Hourly Pay Rate:  Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications (not to exceed $32/hour)

Job Duties:  Clinically assess and treat patients within 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.  Working knowledge of covid-19 protocols, CDC guidelines, tracking and documentation.

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.


School Site Advisor – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location:  Vista and Escondido

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 24 hours.

Work Schedule: Weekdays, hours between 7:30am and 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly Pay Rate: $17

 Job Duties:

  • Assist, motivate, and support students with their post-secondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.).
  • Provide on-site assistance with college preparedness at one of the school sites; including but not limited to:
    • Providing workshops/presentations to students, parents, and school-level staff relating to the college admissions process.
    • Develop opportunities & services within assigned school site that focus on increased student achievement & knowledge of higher education.
    • Provide support in completing UC/CSU, private university, and community college applications.
    • Provide comprehensive support/guidance in completing the FAFSA and exploring all available financial aid resources.
    • Provide information regarding standardized testing – SAT/ACT prep courses, training materials available, fee waivers, etc. Provide assistance in registering for these tests as needed.
    • Provide feedback on personal statement/admission essays on college applications. Follow-up with students to make sure all application deadlines are met, and all materials are submitted correctly.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Director.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of outreach experience, 2 years preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of an application.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimum supervision & work with others in diverse educational environment.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), Google Apps, and other computer software.
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Education:

  • AA degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Contact :  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@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: $15, $16, or $17 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


Student Mentor – TRIO ETS & TRIO NCEOC

Campus Location: Vista & Escondido Educational Centers

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 24 hours

Work Schedule: Weekdays, hours between 7:30am and 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly Pay Rate: $15

Job Duties: 

  • Provide academic support services for students in multiple academic courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History, Math, and Science.
  • Assist in virtual and in-person settings during school hours and after school.
  • Assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:  Strong background in Mathematics/Science/English and Social Studies, and a thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of college application. Be familiar with different Social Media platforms. Being engaging and have good communication. Bilingual in Spanish.

Contact:  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@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.


Test Proctor – Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Education Center

Work Schedule: Varies, but generally Mon-Thurs 8:00am-11:00am and 6:00pm-9:30pm

Hours Per Week: Ranges from 2 to 15 hours per week

Hourly Pay Rate: $15

Job Duties: Proctoring standardized test5ing sessions at the beginning (2nd and 3rd weeks) and end (14th and 15th weeks) of each semester. Duties include setting up testing stations, managing testing sessions, assist students during testing sessions, securing testing labs at conclusion of testing session, and maintaining the integrity of testing equipment and testing process at all times.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework. Experience: Three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge.

Desired Skills/Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework, three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge. Effective communications skills (written and spoken), dependability, experience with computers and Internet applications, customer service experience. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Contact: Camilo Riveros, (760) 744-1150, ext. 2284, criverosalvarado@palomar.edu


Testing Center Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week (Not to exceed 160 days a year)

Hourly Pay Rate: $16

Work Schedule:  Hours to be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

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:

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

Contact:  Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Cynthia Cordova, DRC Testing Center Coordinator, 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: $15

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 


Welcome Center Assistant – Outreach and Onboarding 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: $15 – 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: Deanna K. Shoop, Manager of Outreach and Onboarding Services, dshoop@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 3752