Financial Aid Technician

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Financial Aid Technician

Kern Community College District

Salary: $3,985.00 - $5,630.70 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00735

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Financial Aid

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical financial aid duties including interviewing students and assist in making determination regarding student financial aid and work study program eligibility and award levels; assist students in the interpretation of financial aid program policies.

Representative Duties
Interview students for financial aid, veterans, work study and other program eligibility; review financial aid applications for federal and State financial assistance programs; package and determine award level in accordance with program requirements.

Interpret financial aid procedures to community agencies, students and the general public; perform student financial aid needs analysis and student financial aid packaging.

Maintain contact with a variety of agencies including federal and state financial assistance agencies, private scholarship organizations and lending institutions that participate in financial aid programs.

Implement policies and procedures for federal, State and local student loan, scholarship and grant programs.

Oversee grant programs on a campus; award, disburse and reconcile program funds based on established program guidelines; assure proper steps and analyses are performed and documented for each student.

Participate in obtaining job placements for work study students; assure that students fill out the proper employment forms; collect time cards from students; monitor the number of hours worked by students.

Inform students of approval or denial of financial aid appeals; inform students when placed on probation or suspension, or if they have been terminated from a financial aid program.

Create and maintain financial aid recipient files; maintain financial aid records and prepare financial aid reports for various grant and loan disbursements; revise budgets and awards as necessary to prevent over spending of awards.

Conduct financial aid workshops for high school students and their parents at various high schools.

Set schedule and participate in a variety of meetings including the financial aid committee and scholarship committee.

Assist in the planning, prioritizing and directing the work of clerical and student financial aid staff.

Assist veterans in the completion of veterans assistance forms; contact government agencies to obtain information regarding the status of benefits applications.

Attend training workshops on financial aid programs as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any Combination Equivalent To: Associate degree in business administration, social sciences or a related field AND two years of increasingly responsible experience in financial and/or budget data.

Knowledge and Abilities
Federal and State rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.
Requirements of various scholarships, grants, loans and awards.
Work study, job placement programs, veterans, scholarships and other related programs.
Financial aid application procedures.
Principles of providing work direction and guidance.
Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Basic arithmetic.
Financial aid computer software.

Interpret and apply federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.
Explain various scholarships, grants, loans and awards and the requirements of various financial aid programs.
Interview, screen and place students in work study and job placement programs.
Maintain accurate and complete files and records.
Provide work direction and guidance and train technical, clerical and student assistants.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate a computer and applicable software.

SALARY RANGE$4,104.55 - $ 5,799.62 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $4,312.34 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 31, 2022 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 five (5) 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 2021-2024
    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.


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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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