Program Technician-SOAR & WFA, Rural Initiatives (One or More) COF)

Kern Community College District

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Program Technician-SOAR & WFA, Rural Initiatives (One or More) COF)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03361

Posting Date: 06/10/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 06/24/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hrs per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $3,522.16 per month

Maximum Salary: $4,976.72 per month

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
* Flex 125
* Additional products and services through American Fidelity
* Supplemental voluntary life insurance
* Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
These positions are to support the work of the Student Outreach and Academic Re-engagement (SOAR) and Workforce Accelerator (WFA) Programs. Both programs focus on connecting at risk youth to academic resources and assisting them in their transition to post-secondary education and the workforce. These positions are part of Rural Initiatives and serve all sites in Bakersfield College's service areas including Delano Campus.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, identify, inform and recruit students eligible for college programs and services; assist in the coordination of an assigned program.


* Assist in the development of an assigned program's goals and objectives; recommend policy changes and implementation procedures; prepare a variety of required reports related to the assigned program.

* Gather a variety of data, including calculating salaries and fringe benefits, projected numbers of students to be served, and expenditures for a variety of individual college programs.

* Identify eligible students; schedule and conduct individual or small group sessions with potential students; provide information and assistance to students regarding the assigned program; respond to inquiries; interpret and explain project policies and eligibility requirements.

* Conduct workshops pertaining to job placement; interview students to determine sites for job placement.

* Arrange and conduct campus tours and department visitations for interested students; maintain contact and perform follow-ups with recruited students; interpret placement tests for program eligibility purposes.

* Provide orientation regarding the college to community groups, agencies and institutions; distribute information pertaining to college programs and services, including recruitment, enrollment and financial aid.

* Assist in the completion of financial aid forms; monitor students through the financial aid process; monitor student academic progress for eligibility purposes.

* Assist students in completing applications to four-year colleges and follow-up with the appropriate counselor.

* Establish and maintain contacts with public agencies and service-area schools, both public and private; respond to written and verbal inquiries concerning the program.

* Establish and maintain contact with public and private employment agencies; keep current with local hiring trends.

* Assist in coordination of a variety of individual college programs.

* Attend and participate in a variety of conferences and workshops related to the assigned program; drive a vehicle to various sites to establish and monitor job placement, perform outreach duties, and participate in job fairs and job placement seminars.

* Provide training and work direction to student assistants as assigned.

* Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to:

An Associate degree with course work in behavioral science, business or a related field AND two years of experience in a student services area.


* Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

* Program rules, regulations and requirements.
* Support services available at the college.
* Financial aid functions and application procedures.
* Recruitment strategies.
* Job placement strategies.
* Interviewing and advisement techniques.
* Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
* Oral and written communication skills.
* Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
* Record-keeping techniques.
* Budget preparation and control.
* Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
* Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
* Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
* Principles of training and providing work direction.


* Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
* Determine program eligibility based on applications and supporting documentation.
* Coordinate services and activities to recruit, retain and assist students.
* Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
* Maintain records and prepare reports.
* Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
* Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
* Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
* Meet schedules and time lines.
* Complete work with many interruptions.
* Plan and organize work.
* Operate a variety of office machines including a computer.
* Train and provide work direction to others.

Salary Grade: 40

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on June 24, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

* Completed Online Application for Employment form
* Current resume
* Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
* Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
* List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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