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Senior Admissions and Records Specialist (Substitute)

Company:
South Orange County Community College District
Job Location:
Mission Viejo, 92692
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
Location: Saddleback College

Title:
Senior Admissions and Records Specialist (Substitute)

Job Category:
NBU

Job Opening Date:
April 02, 2024

Job Closing Date:
June 30, 2024

Locations:
Saddleback College

Department:

Pay Grade, for more information click on this link: 

https://www.socccd.edu/departments/human-resources/contracts-and-salary-schedules

Pay Type:
Hourly

Hours Per Week:
0

Job Description:

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under direction from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of advanced level technical duties in support of Admissions and Records program activities including evaluation of residency applications or serving as regular lead during registration; prepares a variety of records and reports; and responds to difficult questions and requests for information from students, staff, and the general public received by phone, electronically, or in-person.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the advanced journey level class in the Admissions and Records Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including evaluating residency applications and serving as regular lead during registration. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1.    Provide information, customer service, and technical assistance to students, staff, and the public regarding admissions, registration and records maintenance policies and procedures; instruct students on correct procedures for the completion of forms, applications and processes; explain applications, requirements and restrictions.
2.    Evaluate and verify integrity of residency status and validate residency reclassifications requests according to state and federal laws and District policies; advise and assist students through the reclassification process.
3.    Review and determine residency for tuition purposes and eligibility for attendance; compile residency data; maintain computerized database for residence statistics; prepares and provides statistical reports. 
4.    Assist faculty with class rosters, reinstatements; generate permission codes, and provide information regarding online grading and dropping courses; assist instructors and department heads with processing grades, drop reports, positive attendance, and grade changes; process grade rosters and make corrections to grade entries;  assist faculty in entering positive attendance, and correct as needed.
5.    Lead, plan, train, schedule, and review the work of staff responsible for registration procedures; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit including analyzing and troubleshooting complex registration problems and recommending/taking effective course of action; responsible for the opening, hours of operation, and closing of the front office, phone service, and online support services on a daily basis.
6.    Oversee daily counter operations as assigned; register new and continuing students; assist students having difficulty using the automated registration systems; make enrollment changes for students;  review student records to validate identity for identification card creation; evaluate and analyze student accounting statements and problems; work with Bursar's Office to correct statements as necessary; work with Financial Aid Office in recalculating student fees; maintain and manage printed and electronic forms necessary for the operations of the counter.

7.    Process incoming and outgoing transcript requests; print and mail transcripts; maintain records of transcript requests and mailings.

8.    Research, follow-up on, and make recommendations/decisions pertaining to student petitions and related matters; update approved changes to student records including enrollments, data changes, transcript notations, duplicate ID merges, etc.; correspond with students regarding issues; evaluate for eligibility and processes AB540's and unit overload petitions.
9.    Manage admissions application queue regularly; review enrollment reports for data integrity; recommend actions based on report findings.
10.    Prepare written confirmations of student enrollment, GPA or degree earned; update student data on the student national clearinghouse service; prepare official documents for medical and insurance services, subsidized housing, childcare services, scholarship programs, employment or job promotion, or to defer or delay loan payments. 
11.    Verify eligibility and credit attained for credit by exam, advanced placement or other approved assessment of credits; enter approved credit by exam credits, AP scores, or other approved assessment of credits to transcripts.
12.    Provide outreach to high schools. Make oral presentations to a variety of groups and organizations both on and off campus. Lead the admission and registration activities of on- and off-campus programs and support services.
13.    Communicate in person, electronically, or on the telephone with students, faculty, staff and the public to explain and assist with fees, student records, enrollment, registration procedures for telephone or on-line systems, final grading, instructor rosters (hard copy or online), train and assist faculty and staff in the use of final grades systems; and notify students and faculty of outstanding materials in accordance with District, state and federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare various batch communications such as mail merges, nudges, or other methods of communication.
14.    Process and maintain student records including address, telephone or other changes; update student database and verify accuracy; notify students and file documentation; update enrollments and records individually or in using batch functions.
15.    Review and process K-12 student forms and applications according to state and District regulations, review and determines residency for tuition purposes and eligibility for attendance; coordinates and supports high school contacts in K-12 process. 
16.    Maintain appropriate documentation and records; compile and maintain copies of appropriate information; enter information into appropriate database. Operate a variety of office machines including a computer and related software. Utilize document imaging equipment to scan/index applications, transcripts, registration forms and a variety of support documentation.
17.    Compute statistical data; compile and prepare various reports and lists.
18.    Interview, recommend the hiring of, train and supervise staff and student assistants including during registration process; develop schedules for assigned staff.
19.    Prepare procedural manuals and other electronic information databases; update procedural manual with changes made to programs and new office requirements; provide recommendations for changes in operations and procedures.
20.    Perform related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of an Admissions and Records program area.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including applicable sections of the state education code.
District policies and requirements regarding admissions and records, residency evaluation, appeal resolution, and other general admissions and records requirements.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping.
Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Methods and standards used in processing College paperwork.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper counter, receptionist, and telephone etiquette.
Basic mathematical concepts.
Basic accounting procedures.
Work organization principles and practices.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary sufficient to clearly communicate orally and in writing.

Ability to:
Understand the organization and operation of the assigned Admissions and Records functional area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Independently perform the most difficult specialized office support, clerical, and technical duties and activities of a general and specialized nature in support of the assigned Admissions and Records functions.
Lead, organize, and review the work of assigned staff.
Evaluate residency status of incoming students.
Research and evaluate information.
Analyze problems and identify alternative solutions.
Exercise initiative and sound judgment in solving difficult and complex administrative and technical problems within established procedural guidelines.
Develop recommendations for problematic areas and implement and monitor changes.
Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the general public; effectively present information in person, electronically or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.
Resolve conflicts and deal effectively with people facing various challenges.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Maintain electronic filing and record-keeping systems.
Exercise good judgment in maintaining information, records, and reports.
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized clerical or office related training or course work.

Experience:
Three years of increasingly responsible technical and clerical experience related to admissions and records functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Information:

$31.88/hr

Up to 25 hours per week

Schedule TBD

On-site only

This position is a short-term, temporary, hourly, Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) assignment, not to exceed 160 days per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended at any time, due to departmental needs, with little to no notice. This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.

Employment with the South Orange County Community College District is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment ("onboarding") process. The Human Resources onboarding process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting (approx.. $70), I-9 completion, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, as well as completion of the online onboarding process. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the onboarding process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment information may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment. Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis."

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire. Per IRS regulations, a Social Security card must be presented at the time of hire.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: 

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds. 

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District's mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Disability Accommodations:  If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the onboarding requirements, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an "if and as needed" basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.

Worksite: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site

Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.

160-day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work.

Payroll reporting period: The payroll reporting period is from the 15th of the first month to the 14th of the next month.  NBU employees are paid on the 10th of the following month. Ex: Pay Period 01/15/23 through 02/14/23 will be paid on March 10th.

California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522.  Information regarding AB1522 is provided to all NBU new hires during the onboarding process.

Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from July 1st-June 30th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year.

Sexual Harassment/Discrimination: The District is committed to providing an environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups; is free of sexual harassment, exploitation, intimidation, violence, and other unlawful discrimination, preferential treatment, and harassment, including that which is based on any legally protected characteristic. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the intent of the Board to establish and maintain within the District and all of its programs and activities a policy of equal opportunity in employment for all persons, and to prohibit discrimination, preferential treatment, or harassment based on sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation or because an individual is perceived as having one or more of the above characteristics.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality of student and staff information is protected under federal law. Any information regarding students or staff that might be accessed in the course of a work assignment through a computer, student file, or other documentation, is to be used strictly to perform my job duties and may only be shared with those who are authorized to have such information.

Mandated reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting: It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to treat reports of violence against elderly persons or dependent adults as high priority criminal activity that is to be fully investigated regardless of the relationship between the victim and the suspect(s).

Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu.  Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.

Drug-Free Environment:  The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.

Smoke Free District: It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees. Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites.

SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:

Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/communications/covid-19-information.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:

If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:

Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources (DHR) office upon request.

PLEASE NOTE:

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District's mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Important: You must make sure that you have completed your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on the posting's Job Close Date, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.
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