Program Technician, Counseling
Kern Community College District
$3,627.83 - $5,126.02 Monthly
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, identify, inform and
recruit students eligible for college programs and services; assist
in the coordination of an assigned program.
The Program Technician in Counseling provides a wide array of
support services to prospective, new, and returning students at
Cerro Coso. This position will work directly with students during
the onboarding and matriculation processes by phone, online (Zoom),
and in-person. Other direct student responsibilities include
conducting student support workshops, contacting students who are
experiencing academic challenges, and supporting the Transfer
Center. Additional departmental duties include providing support
for technology platforms used within counseling and community
outreach. This position may include travel to other sites and work
with our Incarcerated Student Education Program.
Assist in the development of an assigned program's goals and
objectives; recommend policy changes and implementation procedures;
prepare a variety of required reports related to the assigned
Gather a variety of data, including calculating salaries and fringe
benefits, projected numbers of students to be served, and
expenditures for a variety of individual college programs.
Identify eligible students; schedule and conduct individual or
small group sessions with potential students; provide information
and assistance to students regarding the assigned program; respond
to inquiries; interpret and explain project policies and
Conduct workshops pertaining to job placement; interview students
to determine sites for job placement.
Arrange and conduct campus tours and department visitations for
interested students; maintain contact and perform follow-ups with
recruited students; interpret placement tests for program
Provide orientation regarding the college to community groups,
agencies and institutions; distribute information pertaining to
college programs and services, including recruitment, enrollment
and financial aid.
Assist in the completion of financial aid forms; monitor students
through the financial aid process; monitor student academic
progress for eligibility purposes.
Assist students in completing applications to four-year colleges
and follow-up with the appropriate counselor.
Establish and maintain contacts with public agencies and
service-area schools, both public and private; respond to written
and verbal inquiries concerning the program.
Establish and maintain contact with public and private employment
agencies; keep current with local hiring trends.
Assist in coordination of a variety of individual college
Attend and participate in a variety of conferences and workshops
related to the assigned program; drive a vehicle to various sites
to establish and monitor job placement, perform outreach duties,
and participate in job fairs and job placement seminars.
Provide training and work direction to student assistants as
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to:
degree with course work in behavioral science, business or a
related field and
two years of experience in a
student services area.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's
Knowledge and Abilities
Program rules, regulations and requirements.
Support services available at the college.
Financial aid functions and application procedures.
Job placement strategies.
Interviewing and advisement techniques.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Budget preparation and control.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and
Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
Principles of training and providing work direction.
Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and
Determine program eligibility based on applications and supporting
Coordinate services and activities to recruit, retain and assist
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations,
requirements and restrictions.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Understand and
follow oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Plan and organize work.
Operate a variety of office machines including a computer.
Train and provide work direction to others.
SALARY RANGE$3,627.83 - $ $5,126.02
monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ $3,811.49
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of
Complete application packets will be
accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
November 3, 2021
are assured consideration. The
College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the
recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or
universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
Note: The District is
strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles
of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse
pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic
information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical
or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to
have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected
by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures
Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide
sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work
authorization should be established at the time of application
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3226750/program-technician-counseling
Emails will not be accepted.