Technician I

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Admissions
Functional Areas: Enrollment Management
Department: Office of Admissions
Requisition Number: 14316
Employment Type: Classified Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 12-Nov-2018

Job Summary

The office of Admissions welcomes applications for a Technician I. Comprehensive training in the evaluation and interpretation of Transfer courses from other institutions of higher education to determine which are transferable to the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) for freshmen, transfer, readmit, graduate and continuing students which results in accurate class standing for registration, financial aid and course data for degree audit and graduation. Types of credentials evaluated include international and domestic college course work, military services courses, Advance Placement examinations (AP), International Baccalaureate examinations (IB), College Level Examination Program examinations (CLEP) and International AS and A Level examinations (A-Levels). This position monitors student transfer records to verify that a current evaluation has been completed on a timely basis for registration, New Student Welcome and advising, athletic eligibility, degree audit, and financial aid needs.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Counsel Students with Document Evaluation

  • Evaluate the source documents for transferability of credit toward a student's degree program from courses taken at other institutions of higher education (domestic and international), advanced placement examinations, international baccalaureate examinations, CLEP examinations, A-Level examinations and military courses.
    • This requires extensive knowledge of established standard UCB guidelines, rules, regulations, and articulation agreements with Colorado community colleges. Extensive knowledge of accreditation policies and the scope, nature, and content of UCB programs and courses along with knowledge of remedial, vocational, technical and professional nature of courses is essential in affecting the manner & speed with which tasks are carried out.
  • Decide which college credits will transfer for a particular student using guidelines described above and will educate students accordingly.
  • Work with students with issues regarding their transfer credit evaluations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems that may arise according to the guidelines described above.

Maintain Articulation Tables

  • Identify course to course equivalencies and reflect these in the Articulation Tables.
  • Identify one–to–one, many–to–one, one–to–many and many-to-many course equivalencies and code the articulation table appropriately for proper credit distribution.
  • Utilize the resource provided to determine the type of articulation that needs to be created based on the evaluation received from the department.
    • Complexity of the evaluation must be adhered to in order to get the correct outcome when the evaluation is triggered. Incorrect positioning of the rule within the articulation tables will result in incorrect course equivalent affecting student's degree audit, class standing, course registration, graduation.


  • Use TES (Transfer Evaluation System) and working with the UCB Colleges and Schools.
  • Research and interpret course content during the evaluation process by investigating course descriptions in college catalogues or by exchanging and collecting information with institutions in question.
    • Extensive knowledge of grading systems, course requirements and transcript format is required.
  • Determine if a source course has already been reviewed by the colleges/school at UCB. For course work that has not been reviewed prior, notification must be sent in a timely manner.
  • Use standard sources provided by TES, Singularity and CollegeSource uachieve to determine if course information has been submitted for review. Timely submission of information is required to adhere to the CU Boulder transfer credit policy.
  • Interpret rules and guidelines to parents and students by phone or email as questions arise.


  • Educate or explain the specific campus rules, standards and procedures ,State and federal rules and regulations; to various constituents including trainees, staff, faculty, parents, and counselors.
  • Answer questions regarding transferability of credit that come from our [email protected] email, [email protected] email, personal office email account and by telephone on a daily basis.
  • Become familiar with the evaluator processing manual, FERPA regulations and supervisory staff to determine appropriate responses to questions and unique situations.


  • Define Institutional Reference Tables to emulate transfer college, including: credit system, grading system, grading scale, and grade points. Identify the acceptability or equivalency of grades different from home college.
  • Research new source institutions for the above required information so that the Institutional Reference Table can be created.
  • Listing an institution as a semester school when really it is a quarter school will result in awarding excess transfer credit. Using the wrong school code can result in a duplicate IREF being created which causes significant amount of clean up for not only the Degree Audit Reporting System but also the Student Information System.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary is $32,868.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • One year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
    • Education substitution.
  • Current Colorado resident.

What You Will Need

  • Comfortable presenting in small-large environments.
  • Experience working with students in information sessions, in-person consulting, weekly appointments, and through live chats.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Motivated, proactive, and self-starting.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow departmental policies and guidelines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Higher education experience, specifically working with students and staff.
  • Experience working with transfer credits.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1.A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part-time work.

2.A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

3.DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4.If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

5.You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by November 12, 2018.

Special instructions and information for Classified Staff positions:

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 11/13/2018
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