VETERANS SERVICES SPECIALIST
VETERANS SERVICES SPECIALIST
Southwestern Community 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.
Under the direction of the Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services, perform a variety of duties related to the certification and processing of student applications for Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits, serve as liaison between students, the College and the Veterans Administration; monitor student progress and assure timely payment of benefits to students; coordinate Veteran's office activities; provide information concerning eligibility requirements and regulations, coordinate office activities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: two years of college with major course work in social science or a related field; three years increasingly responsible experience in student services.
Experience working with the Veterans Administration and as a School Certifying Official is desirable.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Range 24, Steps 1-6, $4,207.00-$5,118.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. 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.
WORKING DAYS & HOURS:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.
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 https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2377. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
FAXED MATERIALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line:
(1)	Letter of application (cover letter)
(2)	SWC on-line application
(4)	Supplemental questionnaire
(5)	Unofficial copies of college transcripts showing supplemental course work
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.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
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.