Financial Aid Interviewer

Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Jul 03, 2014

Financial Aid Interviewer
Pasadena City College

Financial Aid Classified Represented Position 100% - 12 Months
Final date to file district application: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by 12:30 p.m.
Monthly Salary Range: $3981.64 - $5081.69 (Starting Salary $3981.64)
Hours/Days to be worked: Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Scholarship/Financial Aid, processes financial aid applications.

  • Disseminates financial aid information.
  • Assists students in the application process.
  • Assesses student eligibility in keeping with regulatory requirements and established policies/procedures.
  • Determines need using approved need analysis procedures and set up award “packages” based on federal, state and institutional policies and the availability of funds. Revise “packages” based on changes in eligibility and circumstances.
  • Advises and interviews students as part of an assigned case load to resolve discrepancies, satisfy verification requirements, assess special circumstances, conditions and in the exercise of professional judgment.
  • Monitors ability to benefit and satisfactory academic progress relative to aid eligibility and refer students to appropriate resources on and off campus.
  • Assists in the compilation of data and completion of reports.
  • Assists in outreach and recruitment activities and represent the College in community activities as needed.
  • Assists in the overall administration of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Financial Aid Interviewer.
The ability to work in a multiethnic environment; communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years direct experience in financial aid OR minimum of three years direct experience in financial aid. Consideration may be given to other public contact work

Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


One year.

Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is at Range 46 on the District Classified Represented Salary Schedule which is available online at

Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.

  • Successful completion of background and fingerprint clearance and TB screening.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109.
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member.
  • Board of Trustees approval.
The District application and all supporting documents must reach Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on July 15, 2014. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically or by FAX transmission.

Mail District application and supporting documents to:
Human Resources (C204)
Pasadena City College 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

To access application materials online, please visit our Website: Or to request the District application by telephone, call (626) 585-7388.

The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

  • For full consideration, applications MUST include all items in the order listed below. An incomplete application packet will not be accepted.
  • Official District application
  • Cover letter
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate work are required. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
  • Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)
Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

The College is expecting to conduct initial interviews the week of July 28, 2014.

Established in 1924, Pasadena City College has been serving the San Gabriel Valley for more than 87 years. PCC enrolls more than 30,000 students each semester and offers 60 academic and 76 Career and Technical Education programs. The main college campus occupies an idyllic 53-acre site, while the Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate facilities. The college is renowned for its high student transfer rate, national mathematics and forensic honors, and extensive study abroad offerings. PCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, go to

The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies
to both United States citizens and aliens. Any employee
who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

It is the policy of the PACCD that all candidates for employment need to be cleared for employment through the process of background check and verification of prior employment, references and credentials.

Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101- 542)

The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer