Chula Vista
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Southwestern College

The Southwestern Community College District, located south of San Diego and extending to the United States – Mexico border, is one of 72 community college districts in the California Community College system. It serves as the primary source of community college education for approximately 400,000 residents of the South San Diego County area including the communities of Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Nestor, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Sunnyside, and Coronado.

In addition to its off-campus centers, Southwestern College also provides off campus classes at several extension sites throughout the District and operates an Aquatic Center in Coronado in conjunction with the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Current enrollment at all locations exceeds 20,000 students. More than a half-million students have attended Southwestern College since opening its doors 54 years ago.

The following is a summary of representative responsibilities and duties. For detailed information regarding this position visit the college website at to view the current job description.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of assigned supervisory or management staff, perform a variety of technical duties in support of the District's Human Resources Office; interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as well as District administrative and departmental policies, procedures, and programs; and provide information and assistance to District staff and the general public.

This is a confidential classification. As such, incumbents perform duties that involve gathering or reviewing information or data concerning employee grievances or discipline matters, or data relating to or containing information about employer bargaining positions, negotiation strategies, or proposals.

∙ Independently perform a variety of responsible specialized technical duties involved in assisting in the administration of various Human Resources Office programs, functions, and services; implement, monitor, and control services, functions, and activities in compliance with District policy and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations, and labor relations contracts; recommend changes to existing procedures within the program area.
∙ Respond to questions and requests for information and assistance from District employees, interested applicants, outside agencies, or the general public over the phone, in writing, or in person; provide specialized, technical, and procedural information regarding the interpretation and application of rules, District policy, procedures, and practices.
∙ Participate in a variety of special projects as requested; research, compile, analyze, prepare, proofread, and format detailed data and information for periodic and special projects and reports.

∙ General human resource principles and practices.
∙ Principles and practices utilized in human resources program coordination and administration.
∙ Methods and techniques of customer and public relations.
∙ Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
∙ Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations concerning various human resources programs including applicable sections of the State Education Codes.

∙ Independently perform a variety of technical paraprofessional duties in support of the Human Resources Office.
∙ Perform a variety of complex technical work in the preparation, maintenance, and review of records, files, reports, and correspondence.
∙ Exercise judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and a high level of independence in handling matters of a sensitive nature.
∙ Meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions.
∙ Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
∙ Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination equivalent to: two years of college level course work in human resources management, business administration, or a related field AND two years of increasingly responsible paraprofessional human resources experience that demonstrates broad working knowledge of human resource functions and practices.

Note: A Bachelor's degree in human resources management or closely related field is desirable and may substitute for up to one year of experience.

Experience in an educational or other public agency setting or other bargaining unit environment is highly desirable.

Range 12, Steps 1-6, $4,481.00-$6,374.00 (salary placement is based on background, education & experience). An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at
Letter of application (cover letter)
SWC on-line application
Supplemental questionnaire
Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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