Admissions & Records Specialist - Student Services - Columbia College

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Job TitleAdmissions & Records Specialist - Student Services - Columbia CollegeSite: Columbia CollegeSalary Range / Other

$3,892 to $4,978 per month – Range 29 (2019-2020 Classified Salary Schedule)
40 hours per week, 12 months per year
Monday through Friday-8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Fall/Spring)
Monday through Thursday – 7:00am to 5:30pm (Summer)
May include evening and weekend schedule.

Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.


The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

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Job Description

Under general supervision, leads and performs specialized technical duties related to the evaluation and processing of student admission, registration and/or record information; directs, monitors and/or performs the most complex research and verification of data, as well as evaluation of records for purposes of approving admission, certifying course credit, and determining if graduation requirements have been met; monitors, evaluates and updates student grade records; investigates and resolves complex technical problems and issues; may serve as a lead worker over subordinate employees; and performs related work as assigned.

This is the second and advanced technical level class in the Admissions and Records Support Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Incumbents have specialized program or project responsibilities that require advanced technical knowledge of the assigned subject area in order to make decisions and complete assignments. Positions in this class are responsible for performing the most specialized and complex technical duties within the work unit, including those related to evaluation of records, determination of course credit and equivalencies, and certification of completion of graduation requirements and transfer patterns required by other universities. Incumbents serve as technical specialists within the work unit and/or may serve as lead workers over subordinate staff on a regular basis.
This class may be distinguished from the lower-level class of Admissions and Records Technician because incumbents in that class perform technical duties related to the processing, review and verification of admissions and records information but do not serve as full-scope lead workers and do not perform complex and specialized duties such as those related to record/grade evaluation and data auditing.

Incumbents in this class work under the direction of a Dean or senior manager, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures or equipment required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to a supervisor.
An incumbent in this class does not directly supervise other full-time employees, but may serve as a lead worker by assigning, directing and/or monitoring the work of subordinate full time employees on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge of:
• Advanced operations, services and activities of a college admissions and records program.
• Principles of lead supervision and training.
• College evaluations, residency and general education requirements.
• Data processing terminology as it relates to student records, registration and grades.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
• A variety of college information, policies and procedures.
• Methods and techniques of customer service.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:
• Lead, organize and review the work of staff.
• Independently perform the most difficult admissions and records processing functions.
• Interpret District policies and procedures pertaining to admissions and records.
• Evaluate graduation requirements and transcripts according to District policies.
• Respond to requests and inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public.
• Examine and determine the residency status of prospective students.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing applications.
• Work independently in the absence of supervision.
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

Pattern I
• Experience: Two years equivalent to an Admissions and Records Technician at YCCD.

OR Pattern II
• Education: Possession of an associate’s degree from an accredited college, with course work in business administration or a closely related field.

• Experience: Four years performing admissions and records work in a college or university setting, including two years that involved technical review and processing of admissions applications.

Example of Duties

• Researches, verifies, analyzes and assesses student transcripts and academic histories; identifies and translates grading systems; verifies completion of required courses and units and determines course credits to be given based on educational, military and other backgrounds; investigates/evaluates certificates and non-traditional degrees.
• Researches catalog and course information to/from other colleges and universities using on-line and other sources; evaluates catalog information to establish whether course-to-course equivalencies and prerequisites have been met.
• Builds course equivalencies in the automated system for future reference; posts course equivalencies to individual student records.
• Awards Advanced Placement units and other credits based on student scores and District policy.
• Develops spreadsheets and other tools to update and maintain graduation reports; performs technical analyses of graduation statistics.
• Evaluates student academic records to determine eligibility for YCCD associate degrees and certificates; evaluates student records to certify completion of education requirements for transfer to other university systems.
• Maintains and processes all instructor grades by documenting grade changes and verifying incomplete grading contracts; communicates instructions, procedures and deadlines to faculty regarding grades and the accuracy of roll sheets.
• Registers students for classes by telephone, website and in person; adds student information, class enrollment and other data to the automated registration system.
• Receives and processes final grade sheets submitted by faculty; monitors and follows up regarding incomplete grade forms; evaluates corrected grades and grade changes; posts grades on-line, based on District policy; responds to petitions for grade adjustments; posts grade improvements as approved by the petitions committee.
• Serves as a lead worker by assigning, directing, monitoring and reviewing the work of subordinate clerical and technical staff on a regular, project and/or assignment basis; may assist with employee selection and may provide input on performance evaluations.
• Investigates and resolves complex technical problems and issues encountered by subordinate staff; responds to complex inquiries from counselors, staff and faculty for information regarding academic policy, degree and certification requirements, and acceptance of transfer credit.
• Generates, distributes, reviews and evaluates roll books and attendance records.
• Generates, distributes, collects and posts positive attendance records; compiles and reports information as required for state funding.
• Requests, orders and audits diplomas and certificates; identifies and corrects errors on official District documents and transcripts; develops and runs various reports and system queries; audits and corrects information to ensure that data is accurate and up-to-date.
• Attends curriculum and other meetings; participates on committees and task forces as assigned.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates

•Depending upon assignment, possession of a valid license to drive in California may be required.

Physical and Mental Standards

Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level.

Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.

Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 10 pounds.
Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.

Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.

Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Additional Applicant Information

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.

Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

Posting Detail Information

Open Date10/08/2019Close Date10/29/2019Open Until FilledNoPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
    • Job Fair
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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
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Posted: 10/9/2019
Application Due: 10/29/2019
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