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Short-Term Employment

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application (unless the position requires an online application) and follow instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.

Additional temporary positions may also be listed at: https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/search (Use the drop-down menu for Position Type to select “Temporary”, then click “Search”).

Academic Leader (Middle School English/Social Studies Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $12.00

Job duties:  Provide tutoring services for students in English and Social Studies courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.  

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in English/Social Studies.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


Academic Leader (Middle School Math/Science Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $12.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle school students in Math and Science subjects (including, but not limited to Pre-Algebra I, Physical Science, Life Science); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students in post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics/Science.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year.

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $12.00 – $14.00

Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students.

Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations.

Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu


Assistant – Custodial Services

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Varies based employee availability; not to exceed 24 hours per week.

Work schedule: Custodial Assistants are needed for morning (9am start), evening (5pm start) and night hours (10pm start).

Hourly pay rate: $12.00-$16.00 per hour; depending on the selected candidate’s experience.

Job duties: Performs general custodial duties in the maintenance and cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade; if a current high school student, ability to obtain a work permit at the time of appointment.

Desired skills/qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be service oriented and a team player. Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, religious, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals in our College community.

Contact information: Please forward you application (see link at top of page) to Dayna Schwab, Administrative Coordinator of Facilities – dschwab@palomar.edu.


Assistant – Grounds Services

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Total weekly work hours not to exceed 26.

Work schedule: Flexible. Length of shifts and days (Monday through Saturday) to be determined based on employee’s availability.

Hourly pay rate: $16

Job duties: To perform various Grounds Maintenance related duties. To include, but not limited to: Mowing, weeding, Tree trimming, hedging raking, planting, watering, and the like.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade; Current California Drivers License.

Desired skills/qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be service oriented and a team player. Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, religious, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals in our College community.

Contact information:  Please send your application (see link above) to Tony Rangel, arangel@palomar.edu


Assistant – Early Childhood Education Lab School

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $12.00-$16.00

Job duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities

Desired skills/qualifications: 6 units in child development

Contact information:  Tamara Holthaus, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, tholthaus@palomar.edu


College Coach - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – School sites in San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours

Work schedule: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm; 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends;

Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job description: Assist, motivate, and support students with their post-secondary options (university, community college, trade school, military, etc.). Provide on-site assistance with college preparedness at one of the six high GEAR UP school sites; including but not limited to:  providing workshops/presentations to GU students, parents, and school-level staff relating to the college admissions process. Develop opportunities & services within assigned school site that focus on increased student achievement & knowledge of higher education. Provide support in completing UC/CSU, private university, and community college applications.Provide comprehensive support/guidance in completing the FAFSA and exploring all available financial aid resources. Provide information in regards to standardized testing – SAT/ACT prep courses, training materials available, fee waivers, etc. Provide assistance in registering for these tests as needed. Provide feedback on personal statement/admission essays on college applications. Follow-up with students to make sure all application deadlines are met and all materials are submitted correctly. Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Desired skills/qualifications: At least 1 year of outreach experience, 2 years preferred. Thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of an application. Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimum supervision & work with others in a diverse educational environment. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other computer software. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext 2240; Fax (760) 761-3502; jvasquez@palomar.edu


Compliance Officer - Human Resource Services

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/19856.

Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours per week, and not more than 175 days for the fiscal year

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $20.48

Job duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of full-time peace officer experience with a law enforcement agency. Strong written and verbal communication skills desired

Contact information: Juliette Barnes, Academy Coordinator, jbarnes@palomar.edu


Hourly Registered Nurse - Student Health Centers

Campus location: San Marcos Campus, Escondido and Rancho Bernardo Centers

Hours per week: Not to exceed 40 hours/week

 Work schedule: Varies; Hours to be arranged Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

 Hourly pay rate: Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications; not to exceed $32.00 per hour.

 Job duties: Clinically assess and treat patients within college Registered Nurse protocols; maintain immunization program.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  2. Two years of nursing experience in ambulatory/urgent care or College Health.
  3. Possession of an appropriate and valid California Registered Nurse Licensure.
  4. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate.
  5. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

Desired skills/qualifications: Proficiency using electronic medical records and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Outlook; experience working with diverse populations; School Nurse Certification and/or Public Nurse Certification is preferred.

Contact information:  Student Health Center Director, Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC); (760) 744-1150 ext. 2671 and e-mail resume to jharris@palomar.edu


Palomar College Police Department - Short-term Opportunities

To view full job postings and contact information, visit https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/police/employment/

Physician - Health Services

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 8 hours maximum

Work schedule: To be determined

Hourly pay rate: $100

Job duties: Serve as the Medical Director and provide high quality, evidence based, out-patient primary care services to college students attending Palomar Community College District classes; provide quality assurance and monitoring of clinical practice of other healthcare professionals and practitioners working in all Student Health Center/Clinic locations.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from a medical school recognized by the Medical Board of California, Board diplomat in Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine.

Experience: Completion of one or more residency programs in a specialty appropriate to assigned duties with increasingly responsible experience in the practice of that specialty. Two years of full-time equivalent increasingly responsible experience in the practice specialty.  Family PACT experienced preferred.

 Licenses/Certificates:

  1. A current, valid and relevant license to practice medicine in the State of California.
  2. A current and valid American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) medical board of certification in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Emergency Medicine.
  3. A current and valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate and number for prescribing controlled substances.
  4. A current and valid cardiopulmonary and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.
  5. Current registration in the CURES database, as required by California State Law
  6. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license by time of appointment.

 To Apply: Please email your application (see link above) and/or resume to Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC) at jharris@palomar.edu.  


Test Proctor - Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)

Location: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Education Center

Work schedule: Varies, but generally Mon-Thurs 8:00am-11:00am and 6:00pm-9:30pm

Hours per week: Ranges from 2 to 15 hours per week

Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job Duties: Proctoring standardized test5ing sessions at the beginning (2nd and 3rd weeks) and end (14th and 15th weeks) of each semester. Duties include setting up testing stations, managing testing sessions, assist students during testing sessions, securing testing labs at conclusion of testing session, and maintaining integrity of testing equipment and testing process at all times.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework. Experience: Three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge.

Desired Skills/Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 12 semester units of college-level coursework, three months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge. Effective communications skills (written and spoken), dependability, experience with computers and Internet applications, customer service experience. Bilingual English/Spanish preffered.

Contact Information: Camilo Riveros, (760) 744-1150, ext. 2284, criverosalvarado@palomar.edu


Theater Assistant (Application Pool) – Performing Arts Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly pay rate: $12.00-$16.00

Job duties: Assists in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade

Contact information:  Email application/resume to Tony Cucuzell at acucuzzella@palomar.edu or Lorrena Harvey at lharvey@palomar.edu 


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Openings at the San Marcos and Escondido campuses.  Requirements: Child Development permit qualified; 24 units in ECE or CD minimum, plus 16 units in GE and 1 year experience.  For immediate consideration, fax resume to (760) 761-3539 or call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2575.  No deadline to apply.  Visit the Child Development Center website for more information about the Child Development Center.

Tutor – English Writing Center

Applications are being accepted for future positions to work in the English Writing Lab at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos or at one of Palomar’s satellite campuses. A strong background in grammar and academic writing is required. Pay is $16.00/hr. To apply: Please contact Leanne Maunu at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2288 or Jeannette Garceau at ext. 2776.


Tutor/Mentor ETS & Upward Bound

Campus location: Multiple locations – High School sites in Vista and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Work schedule: Weekday hours between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends; most work takes place during regular school hours. Must be available at least twice per week for at least 10 hours.  Preferred: Candidates with consistent days/hours.

Hourly pay rate:  $12.00/hr

Job description:  Provide academic support to high school students in math, science, language arts, history, etc.  Assist with homework/mentoring activities before school, during lunch, and during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications:  Full-time college/university students enrolled in at least 12 units.  Strong background in mathematics/science/English preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:  Candidates will be required to take a short assessment to asses subject proficiency in math and English. Candidates will be selected based on a combination of assessment scores, availability, and interview results.

Program Description: The Palomar College Educational Talent Search Program is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Contact information: Nellie Martinez, Supervisor, TRIO ETS/EOC, Grant Funded Student Programs, at (760) 744-1150, extension 2362;  Email: nmartinez@palomar.edu


Tutor/Mentor ETS & Upward Bound

Campus location: Multiple locations – Middle School sites in Vista and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Work schedule: Weekday hours between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, including some evenings and weekends; most work takes place during regular school hours. Must be available at least twice per week for at least 10 hours.  Preferred: Candidates with consistent days/hours.

Hourly pay rate:  $12.00/hr

Job description:  Provide academic support to high school students in math, science, language arts, history, etc.  Assist with homework/mentoring activities before school, during lunch, and during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications:  Full-time college/university students enrolled in at least 12 units.  Strong background in mathematics/science/English preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:  Candidates will be required to take a short assessment to asses subject proficiency in math and English. Candidates will be selected based on a combination of assessment scores, availability, and interview results.

Program Description: The Palomar College Educational Talent Search Program is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Contact information: Nellie Martinez, Supervisor, TRIO ETS/EOC, Grant Funded Student Programs, at (760) 744-1150, extension 2362;  Email: nmartinez@palomar.edu