Program Technician*, CalWORKs, Modesto Junior College

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Job Title:

Program Technician*, CalWORKs, Modesto Junior College

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Modesto Junior College

Salary Range / Other:

Range 32 – $4,192 – $5,351 (2019-2020 Classified Salary Schedule)
40 hours per week, 12 months per year.
8 hours per day, 5 days per week
(May include evenings & weekends)

  • Categorically Funded position (Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding).

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 sixth step.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a 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.

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs complex and technical administrative and other support work pertaining to specialized student services programs including, but not limited to, CalWORKS, TRIO, ACT, Upward Bound, EOPS and disabled student services; implements activities designed to publicize and facilitate program participation; designs and prepares information materials in support of program activities; researches, gathers, inputs, processes and maintains information using computers and other office equipment; and performs related work as assigned.

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:
•Technical administrative practices and processes.
•Technical instructional and tutoring practices.
•Specialized issues, procedures, and techniques pertaining to the operation of a specially funded student program.
•Modern office practice, marketing and publication strategies.
•College instructional goals and objectives.
•English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and arithmetical processes.
•Computerized data management, storage and retrieval systems.
Ability to:
•Perform a wide range of technical support pertaining to the assigned student program.
•Interpret and understand the college mission and present that message effectively.
•Use proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation; perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy.
•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the 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
Two years equivalent to a Program Assistant at YCCD.

OR Pattern II
Education: Possession of an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in counseling, communications, sociology, marketing, business administration or a closely related field.
Experience: Two years performing office administrative and related support duties pertaining to specialized programs such as those offering disability services, employment assistance, academic enrichment and/or other services, and including direct interaction with program participants.

Example of Duties:

•Performs a wide range of technical administrative and related support duties pertaining to specialized District programs; participates in program planning and development.
•Arranges and participates in special program events and activities such as field trips, tutoring sessions and cultural/educational enrichment activities; arranges logistics and itineraries.
•Performs technical instructional and information activities to assist program participants in fully utilizing program services and resources; develops and prepares instructional materials; conducts workshops and seminars on study skills, goal setting, college/university terminology, financial aid and other educational topics in support of program objectives; provides supportive technical services to help students achieve their academic goals.
•Reviews, verifies and processes program-related forms, applications and other documents to determine program/service eligibility based on applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; performs follow-up actions as needed.
•Matches students with program services, and makes appropriate referrals.
•Meets with program participants to collect and review transcripts, test scores and other academic progress documents; provides technical information regarding transfer requirements and/or career goals; reviews and tracks progress related to educational and career plans; assists program participants in completing college enrollment, financial aid, scholarship and other applications.
•Trains and assists disabled students in the use adaptive technology; operates and maintains specialized equipment, including computer hardware and software such as adaptive keyboards, voice recognition systems, magnification equipment, reading/scanning/audio machines, and Braille translation equipment.
•Provides program educational, testing, evaluation and other services; prepares and presents instructional materials to students in a variety of formats; explains materials and/or testing procedures; monitors student progress and reports progress to counselors/instructors.
•Administers specialized examinations and evaluations in support of program services; explains testing procedures; administers, reviews and scores routine tests and examinations; secures and accounts for all test materials before, during and after testing.
•Plans and develops publicity and other measures designed to inform and encourage the participation of target community groups; participates in outreach strategies and activities; conducts needs assessment surveys; develops various informational materials regarding program services and eligibility; arranges and coordinates the operation of informational booths at fairs, college nights and other marketing events; arranges logistics and itineraries; gives presentations regarding assigned programs.
•Monitors budgets for assigned functions; reviews claims and invoices; initiates appropriation, expenditure and revenue transfers and budget revisions; monitors expenditures to ensure fiscal integrity; compiles, analyzes, calculates and retrieves budget reports.
•Independently responds to various inquiries and correspondence; prepares information and data requested for administrative review; may update web pages.
•Serves as a technical resource to others regarding assigned program areas; explains and interprets policies, regulations and operational procedures to persons contacting the office such as faculty, students, staff and the general public.
•Performs technical research on internal and external data, methods, mechanisms and processes; Develops and runs computerized queries; tabulates and summarizes data; identifies trends and concerns; prepares summary reports.
•Establishes and maintains program records and files; reviews documents for completeness and accuracy; posts information to computerized and/or manual management information storage and retrieval systems; researches, retrieves and compiles information; prepares complex technical reports and summaries; assists with grant and/or other funding development and administration.
•Schedules, assigns and monitors the activities of part-time and/or student workers.
•Makes arithmetical calculations and posts to statistical, financial and other numerical records; prepares data reports and tables.
•Maintains inventories of program materials, supplies and equipment; initiates purchases as authorized; receives and processes invoices and other purchasing-related documents.
•Operates a variety of office machines and equipment, including computers; may install and maintain hardware, software, peripherals and/or special devices.
•Attends meetings; may participate on committees and task forces.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates:

Depending upon assignment, 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: frequent contact with others including substantial public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Additional Applicant Information:

Applications are accepted online only at:
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This is a classified bargaining unit position.

Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed.
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email 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.

BACKGROUND CHECK: 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 from 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:

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time