Palomar College Learning For Success

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.


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Ambassador, Men of Color Initiative – Outreach and Onboarding Services

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

Total hours per week: 15-26

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

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


Assistant Accounting Technician – Fiscal Services

Location: San Marcos

Number of positions:  multiple positions

Total 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 – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year.

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $12.00 – $14.00

Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students.

Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations.

Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu


Assistant Buyer – Business Services

Location: San Marcos

Number of positions:  2 positions

Total 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 purchasing activities; and administrative duties associated with the District’s Business Services operations, to include setting up Purchase Orders, gathering quotes, closing Purchase Orders , tracking progress on Purchase Orders, following up on outstanding Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders and assisting with activities that support reporting.      

Experience using Excel, AdobeSign, processing Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders, vendor/supplier setup, accurate data entry, PeopleSoft Financials or Procurement Card programs

Knowledgeable about Purchasing activities, data entry, and using Chart strings to code financial data in PeopleSoft.            

Experience with data entry, with detailed information, reporting, tracking order status, general office duties and good communication skills.        

Contact information: Please email resume and direct questions to Richard Taylor, Interim Director Business Services at rtaylor1@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 information:  Tamara Holthaus, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, tholthaus@palomar.edu


Assistant – Student Life & Leadership (Student Activities)

Campus Location:  Main Campus, San Marcos; possible travel to Education Centers (Fallbrook/Rancho Bernardo)

Hours per/week:  not to exceed 25 hours per/week

Work Schedule:  Monday – Thursday between 8am-5pm

Hour pay rate:  $17-$19 per/hour (depending on experience)

Job Description:

  • Assist with promotion, set-up, running and debriefing of activities and events
  • Assist students with questions and access to Student Life & Leadership resources
  • Track events and attendance
  • Assist with staffing and operations of Activities & Engagement Center
  • Assist with Student Clubs activities and events

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Customer service skills
  • Basic computer use (Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and database software) and Zoom software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

Contact information: Pippa Pierce, 760-744-1150 x2529


Assistant – Student Life & Leadership (Basic Needs & Resources)

Location:  Main Campus, San Marcos; possible travel to Educational Centers (Fallbrook/Rancho Bernardo)

Hours per/week:  Not to exceed 25 hours per/week

Work Schedule:  Monday – Thursday between 8am-5pm

Hour pay rate:  $17-$19 per/hour (depending on experience)

Job Description:

  • Marketing and promotion of campus and community resources
  • Assist students with application for Food & Nutrition Center and SDFB Informational packet
  • Assist with process, tracking and replying to students requesting assistance through CometConnect (online referral system)
  • Assist with student events related to delivery of basic needs and information related to basic needs
  • Meet CalFresh Outreach Coordinator when needed
  • Manage appointments and waiting area for students in pre-screening and application assistance

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 use (Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and database software) and Zoom software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

Contact information: Pippa Pierce, 760-744-1150 x2529


CalFresh Outreach Ambassador – Student Life & Leadership

Location: Main Campus, San Marcos.  Possible travel to Educational Centers in Spring 2022 semester

Work Schedule:  Base Schedule M – F; Occasional evening

Hour per week: not to exceed 20 hours per/week

Hourly pay rate: $15 – $16 (Depending on experience)

Job Description:

  • Marketing and promotion of public benefit to potentially eligible students
  • Assist students with San Diego Food Bank “Online Referral”
  • Track pre-screening, online referrals
  • Track student CalFresh required updates
  • Meet CalFresh Outreach Coordinator when needed
  • Manage appointments and waiting area for students in pre-screening and application assistance

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to gain knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and program-related guidelines related to CalFresh
  • Customer service skills
  • Basic computer use (Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and database software) and Zoom software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

Contact information: Pippa Pierce, 760-744-1150 x2529


College Preparedness Advisor – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location: Vista and Escondido

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: $18.00/hr.

Job description:

  • Conduct outreach & student recruitment activities.
  • Provide information regarding admissions, financial aid & registration policies/procedures & refer students to other services as appropriate.
  • Additionally, the Program Advisor must be able to perform all duties under the College Coach position, including, but not limited to those listed below:
  • 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:

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


Community Service Officer – Palomar College Police Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 24

Work schedule: TBA

Hourly pay rate: $16.00, $18.00, or $20.00 per Hour 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 information: Lead CSO – Dominic Laporta, 760-744-1150, ext. 3006


Counseling Department Assistant (Part-Time) – Student Success, Equity and Counseling Division

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

Hourly Pay: $20.00 per hour

Duration of assignment: Temporary six-month assignment; Anticipated duration of position is hire date through May 30, 2022.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hours Per Week: Position averages 20-30 hours per week

Duties: Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, provides support to students at a front desk, lobby, or booth; checks-in students for counseling appointments, monitors student eligibility for on-site services, answers general questions pertaining to registration, student appointments, and support services available. Duties also include:

  • Monitor access to and manage the number of people in student services lobbies following Palomar College established procedures to maintain health and safety and mitigate the impact of the pandemic
  • Verify that individuals wishing to enter student services buildings have met the District requirements for receiving on-site student services
  • Assist with student technology distribution and student retention events
  • Use of the College’s student portals (Peoplesoft, SARS, Comet Connect) to assist students, determine eligibility for on-site services, and make referrals
  • Answer student questions on-site, by phone and email
  • Travel between the main campus and education centers, if necessary, to assist with services at different locations.
  • Other reasonable duties as necessary or assigned

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience with Peoplesoft, Excel, Word, AdobeSign
  • Experience with general office duties
  • Previous customer service experience – six months of full-time equivalent related experience
  • Ability to work patiently with the public in a friendly and patient manner
  • Ability to communicate directions clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work evening and weekend events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience working in a school environment with diverse populations

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


COVID-19 Campus Monitors (Multiple Positions Available)

Campus location: San Marcos Campus, Rancho Bernardo Education Center, Fallbrook Education Center

Hours per week: Part-time or Full-time

Duration of assignment: Temporary, six-month assignment. Anticipated duration of position is hire date through December 16, 2022.

Work schedule: Flexible; hours to be scheduled between Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Hourly Rate: $16.00/hour

Job duties: Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, monitors entry points of campus and student service buildings to ensure visitors, employees, and students are compliant with COVID-19 protocols required to be on campus or education center. This work requires checking cell phones or other electronic devices to verify compliance, as indicated by a “cleared pass” on the Cleared4 platform. Duties include:

  • Assisting employees, students, and visitors with the Cleared4 platform.
    • Monitors and informs employees, students and community members about the requirement to submit a daily online wellness check via Cleared4, the College’s COVID-19 health and safety platform, before entering
    campus.
    • Informs all visitors, employees, and students about general COVID-19protocols
    • Provides guidance to visitors, employees, and students that need assistance with the Cleared4 application.
    • Monitors and ensures that all visitors, employees, and students not possession of a CLeared4 pass do not gain entry onto campus until A Cleared4 pass can be obtained.
    • Travels between the main campus and education centers, if necessary, to assist with monitoring at different locations
    • Other reasonable duties as necessary or assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to work patiently with the public in a friendly and patient manner
    • Ability to communicate directions clearly and concisely
    • Ability to conduct monitoring

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills
    • Experience working in a school environment with diverse populations
    • Customer service experience

Contact information: Jason Bennett, at jbennett1@palomar.edu


Environmental Health & Safety Professional – Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 26

Work schedule: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm; Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Hourly pay rate: $18-$23 depending on the selected candidate’s experience

Job duties: Participates in the on-going revision, development and implementation of the District’s emergency response policies, plans, procedures and guidelines; conducts, coordinates and tracks all Districts’ emergency response/OSHA safety drills and training; ensures that District’s emergency response policies, plans procedures and guidelines are current with changing federal, state, and local agency programs; conducts, coordinates and tracks various OSHA Safety training for District employees; maintains employee safety training records and reports; manages the EHS website; and works on special projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications: OR Desired skills/qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a work-related discipline OR four years of related experience.
    • NOTE: For experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with OSHA safety regulations; experience with emergency management; proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Contact information:  Derrick Johnson, Manager, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management, 760-744-1150 ext. 3677,  djohnson1@palomar.edu


ESL Short-term Temporary Position

Campus Location: Fallbrook Education Center

Hourly Pay: starting at $15.00 per hour

Work Schedule: Flexible hours in the evening. Some hours may be remote.  Preferred hours Monday-Thursday 5:00-8:30pm.  This position is for May-July, 2022 only.

Hours Per Week: Position averages 7-14 hours per week with possibility for more

Position Description: Help ESL students in Fallbrook register for Summer and Fall classes!

Duties:

  •  Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors
  • Answer phones, check incoming emails and voicemail, and return phone calls, providing detailed and accurate information
  • Greet individuals in front lobby and assist students in Spanish or English
  • Provide basic Palomar College and ESL department information
  • Coordinate with ESL Department regarding assigned office tasks and projects
  • Adhere to Palomar College’s policies and procedures
  • Provide student assistance with
    • registration for Summer and Fall classes
    • new student applications
    • vaccination/exemption requirement submission
    • purchasing online parking permits

 Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Communicative
  • Organized
  • Basic knowledge of Zoom, Canvas, and MyPalomar preferred

Point of Contact: Please submit your completed application to Nicole Siminski, Fallbrook ESL Program Coordinator, at nsiminski@palomar.edu.


Front Desk Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week (Not to exceed 160 days a year)

Pay Rate: $17/hour

Work Schedule:  Hours to be scheduled sometime between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

Job Duties:

  • Answer phones, check incoming emails and voicemail and return phone calls, providing detail and accurate information.
  • Greet individuals in front lobby and check in students for counseling appointments.
  • Provide basic Palomar College and Disability Resource department information.
  • Coordinate with front office lead regarding assigned office tasks and projects.
  • Assist in scheduling counseling appointments.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues, technology issues and other issues that may affect student access to their classes or student portal(s).
  • Take in new student paperwork for processing.
  • Provide registration assistance for students when needed.
  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Keep the reception area clean and organized.
  • 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.
  • One year of experience working in an office setting involving frequent interaction with students or the public.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

Contact:  Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Elizabeth Cervantes, DRC Student Support Specialist II, at ecervantes@palomar.edu.


Front Desk Clerk – Palomar College Police Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 24

Work schedule: TBA

Hourly pay rate: $14.00, $15.00, or $16.00 per Hour Depending 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 information: Candy Santos, 760-744-1150, ext. 3289


Graphic Designer – Creative Services

Campus Location: San Marcos (Virtual on Friday through July 31, 2022)

Work Schedule: Flexible, up to 20 hours per week

Hourly pay rate:  $27 per hour

Job Duties:  The graphic designer will collaborate with internal customers to take conceptual ideas, both written or spoken, and generate creative visual representations, both in print and electronic media.  The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of current design software and skilled with every step of the design process from concept to the final deliverable.  The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of branding and marketing, with the ability to vary style and layouts depending on the project.

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible professional commercial visual communication design and production experience.

Education/Training: Equivalent to an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in graphic arts, visual communications or a related field.

For consideration, candidates must submit a complete resume, cover letter and design portfolio to jlanthierbandy@palomar.edu.  Deadline for submissions:  June 24, 2022.


Health Science Career Assistant – MSE Division

Campus location: San Marcos Campus

Hours per week: Position averages 35 hours per week

Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Hourly pay rate: $18.00 per hour

Job duties: Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, provides support to assigned department. Duties also include: • Performs a variety of routine administrative support functions • Assists with graduation and certification paperwork; maintains a program-specific tracking system • Supports students internship/apprentice placement and financial aid for the program • Serves as a liaison between the department, the program, and other academic departments • Uses the College’s software portals (Peoplesoft, Microsoft Office Suite) to assist Faculty, staff, and students • May staff front desk; Answer student questions on-site, by phone and email • Other reasonable duties as necessary or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: OR Desired skills/qualifications:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade with some college-level coursework from an accredited college or university • Experience with Peoplesoft, Excel, Word, AdobeSign • Experience with general office duties and/or clerical experience • Previous customer service experience – six months of full-time equivalent related experience • Ability to work patiently in a friendly and patient manner • Ability to communicate directions clearly and concisely.

Contact information: Please email msedivision@palomar.edu


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

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

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $20.48

Job duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities

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

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


Lab Assistant – Biology Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 10 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $14.00-$16.00

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

Minimum qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact information: Diep Vu, dvu@palomar.edu


Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 10 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $14.00-$16.00

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

Minimum qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact information: Jonathan Lockner, jlockner@palomar.edu


Online Proctor – Languages & Literature

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

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

Pay Rate: $16/hour

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: Escondido and Vista

Hours per week: Not to exceed 24 hours.

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.

Professional hourly pay rate: $20.00/hr. with official transcripts from college/university.

 Job description:

  • Oversee and coordinate all outreach activities and events at one or various Grant Funded Student Programs/school sites.
  • The Outreach Coordinator must be able to perform all duties under the Program Advisor and College Coach positions, including, but not limited to those listed below:
    • Provide information regarding admissions, financial aid & registration policies/procedures & refer students to other services as appropriate.
    • 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:

  • Preferably 4 years of experience. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (Word Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), Google Apps, and other computer software.
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Contact Information:  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

Location: San Marcos

Work schedule: TBA

Hours per week: 24

Hourly pay rate: $16.00, $18.00, or $20.00 per Hour 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: 1. Public safety codes, terminology, procedures, and practices.
2. Ordinances, codes, procedures, and practices regarding public safety radio communications.
3. Proper operation and care of radio and telephone equipment and operational characteristics of emergency communication system equipment.

Contact Information: 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.

To Apply: Submit CV/Resume and Cover Letter to Health Services Administration, Kimberlee @ 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: $17.00/hr.

 Job description:

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


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: $15.00

Job description: 

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


SWAG Peer Mentor – Health Services

Campus Location: Must be available to work remotely and at Palomar College locations primarily including the San Marcos Campus and occasionally the Education Centers in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Fallbrook.

Work Schedule: Not to exceed 15 hours per week

Hourly pay rate: TBD

Position Duties: The SWAG Peer Mentor is responsible for assisting the Health Services department with health education that promotes mental health and wellness to Palomar College students.

  • Provides valuable education to students through presentations and workshops on various mental health and wellness topics such as mindfulness, stress management, healthy relationships and more.
  • Assists with virtual and on campus health education activities and presentations including marketing, set-up/clean-up, and engagement.
  • Develops and distributes promotional materials like flyers, posters, handouts, presentation slides.
  • May also maintain and update communication and marketing on department’s social media accounts.
  • Serves as liaison and connects students and employees to services and resources offered to students.

Contact Information: Please e-mail resume or CV to Kimberlee Ahinger in Health Services at: kahinger@palomar.edu.


Test Proctor – Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)

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: $14.00

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


Testing Center Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

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

Pay Rate: $16/hour

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: $12.00 – $16.00

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 information:  Email application/resume to Tony Cucuzella at acucuzzella@palomar.edu or Lorrena Harvey at lharvey@palomar.edu


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Openings at the San Marcos and Escondido campuses.

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.


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