Instructional Assistant

Job description



Instructional Assistant

Salary
$35,913.00 Annually

Location
Districtwide, CA

Job Type
Permanent

Division
FCC Social Science

Job Number
2019051

Closing
7/5/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

General Purpose
Under general supervision, provides a variety of assistance to faculty and students in an assigned academic department, lab or center; schedules appointments, coordinates with instructors and arranges for and proctors tests, following established procedures applicable to individual students; scores tests and enters data in student records; maintains a clean, safe and orderly laboratory and learning environment; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Assists instructors in assembling and preparing materials and handouts for classroom use; readies media equipment, software applications and distance learning equipment for classroom use; ensures equipment is in sound working order or arranges for repairs by Information Technology staff.
  • Schedules students by telephone or in person for testing appointments, following guidelines and procedures; schedules use of rooms to meet individual student accommodation requirements; coordinates with instructors to obtain tests to be administered; accesses the DSP&S student database to identify accommodations approved for individual students; reserves specialized equipment, arranges for readers or writers or makes other accommodation provisions.
  • Proctors tests and monitors students during testing to ensure integrity of the testing process; provides calm and reassurance to minimize students' testing anxiety utilizing established approaches; prepares incident reports in the event a student fails to follow testing procedures; scores tests using computer tools or Scantron equipment; records test results and forwards results and testing materials to instructors.
  • Provides input in selecting and trains student aides; schedules and monitors the work of aides; reviews student aide timesheets.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

    OTHER DUTIES
  • Provides backup for other college administrative staff; assists students by answering questions about the application process, orientation and other matters.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    Knowledge of:
  • Office practices and procedures including recordkeeping.
  • Uses and operations of office equipment including computers and copiers.
  • Basic math.
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of specific instructional area to which assigned, including, as applicable, a general knowledge of accommodations and associated equipment approved for DSP&S students and distance learning classroom processes.
    Skills and Abilities to:
  • Provide effective guidance to students in applicable area of assignment; accurately, thoroughly and clearly answer students' subject-matter and technology questions.
  • Provide day-to-day administrative and technical support to instructors in carrying out their responsibilities.
  • Organize, set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Walk students through uses and operations of specialized equipment and software.
  • Analyze, interpret, explain and apply relevant procedures and guidelines applicable to the work.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of department and student records and information.
  • Use tact, discretion, courtesy, empathy and patience in dealing with sensitive and difficult students and situations.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operate a computer and standard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least one year of responsible experience providing instructional or tutorial assistance to students; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.Employees are frequently required to walk and stand; and lift up to 25 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, the ability to distinguish between basic shades and/or colors and the ability to adjust focus.

    Mental Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve routine problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work with constant interruptions; deal with dissatisfied or upset individuals; and interact with District managers, faculty, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Employees in this class work under typical office or classroom conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime

    Assessment Process

    APPLICATIONSUBMISSION
    To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site athttp://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd.Please attach to your application a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.

    ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.

    When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

    All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

    APPLICATION REVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS
    The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

    The assessment process will include an online competency assessment (100% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100%.

    INITIAL ASSESSMENT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 26, 2019

    The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

    ELIGIBILITYLIST
    Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on a district wide Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification districtwide for at least one year. The current vacancy is at Fresno City College.

    PASSING THE ASSESSMENTS AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST DO NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT

    ACCOMMODATIONS
    Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

    State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

    To Apply, visit:
    https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd/jobs/2476623/instructional-assistant





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