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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 – 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


Community Service Officer – Palomar College Police Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 24

Work schedule: TBA

Hourly pay rate: $14.00, $15.00, or $16.00 per Hour Depending on Experience.

Job duties: 24-hour a day Police / Security services to persons and property on Campus grounds, parking lots and facilities on the Main Campus in San Marcos and the Escondido Center. The Community Service Officer assists with building security, traffic control, motorist assistance, writing reports and other public services as needed. The CSO provides protection to District buildings and property. The CSO guards against fire, intrusion, theft and vandalism. The CSO provides information to the public; makes written and oral reports of any hazardous condition impacting the college and its community. The CSO performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Applicant must possess a valid California Driver’s License. A background investigation including DMV check will completed. Candidates must complete a personal history statement.
• Ability to identify safety hazards.
• Knowledge of District Rules and Regulations.
• Knowledge of Campus buildings and grounds.
• Use of 2-way radio.
• First-Aid certification.
• Must read, write and speak English.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to understand and follow written / oral directions.
• Must be able to communicate to and inform the public.
• Make detailed observations.
• Accurately remember facts.
• Translate those observations and facts into written reports.
• Analyze situations and act / respond quickly and appropriately.
• Good common sense and judgment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Student applicant for a CSO position must be a student enrolled in a minimum 12 units at Palomar College for the fall and spring semesters and 6 units in the summer. This requirement does not apply to non-student applicants. The CSO may be required to perform tasks that require physical exertion, stamina, flexibility and standing or walking for long periods of time. Applicant should be in good physical condition. Work will be in both indoor and outdoor environments, which may be subject to foul weather.

Contact information: Lead CSO – Dominic Laporta, 760-744-1150, ext. 3006


Front Desk Assistant – Education Centers

Campus location: Escondido Education Center, Fallbrook Education Center, or Rancho Bernardo Education Center

Hours per week: Flexible – Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Monday – Thursday; Flexible hours

Hourly pay rate: $16.00

Job duties: Provide front desk customer service to students, faculty, and members of the community at the education center. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures, academic programs, and general education center information. Provide hands-on assistance with basic enrollment procedures, initiate counseling appointments, guide students to services and the appropriate departments, and answer general questions.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or 2 years clerical or customer service experience

Preferred Qualifications: A basic understanding of Palomar College and enrollment processes

Contact information:
Fallbrook Education Center: Ryan Williams, rwilliams@palomar.edu
Escondido Education Center or Rancho Bernardo Education Center: Tom Medel, tmedel@palomar.edu


Front Desk Clerk – Palomar College Police Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 24

Work schedule: TBA

Hourly pay rate: $14.00, $15.00, or $16.00 per Hour Depending on Experience.

Job duties: To provide general office assistance in support of an assigned function; to perform a variety of clerical and secretarial tasks; to provide information to students, faculty, staff and the general public and maintain a variety of records and files.

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers. Ability to have good customer service. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Perform various clerical tasks in support of an assigned function. Serve as a receptionist, answer multi-line phone, and greet students, faculty, staff and general public. Maintain accurate records and files for assigned area; and monitor various logs and files for current and accurate information Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Respond to request and inquiries from students, faculty, staff and the general public. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Contact information: Candy Santos, 760-744-1150, ext. 3289


Grounds Assistant, Arboretum

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 20-24 hours (Not to exceed 160 days a year)

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $14-16

Job duties: This person will be assisting the Facilities – Grounds Department with maintenance of the campus nursery and the Edwin and Francis Hunter Arboretum. Tasks include; Plant propagation, hedging, trimming, blowing, weeding, weed-eating, planting, transplanting, watering, trenching, light irrigation repair, occasional data tracking/processing.

Minimum Qualifications: Some landscape maintenance experience is preferred.

Contact information: Tony Rangel, Grounds Services Supervisor, arangel@palomar.edu


Grounds Assistant, Campus Gardens (2 positions)

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 20-24 hours (Not to exceed 160 days per year)

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $14-16

Job duties: This person will be assisting the Facilities – Grounds Department with maintenance of the landscape.
Tasks include; Hedging, trimming, blowing, weeding, weed-eating, planting, transplanting, watering, trenching, mowing, edging, light irrigation repair.

Minimum Qualifications: Some landscape maintenance experience is preferred.

Contact information: Tony Rangel, Grounds Services Supervisor, arangel@palomar.edu


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


Lab Assistant – Biology Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 10 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $14.00-$16.00

Job duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware

Minimum qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact information: Diep Vu, dvu@palomar.edu


Lab Assistant – Chemistry Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 10 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $14.00-$16.00

Job duties: Prepare solutions, set up experiments, clean glassware

Minimum qualifications: Basic Chemistry knowledge and skills

Contact information: Jonathan Lockner, jlockner@palomar.edu


Palomar Ambassador and/or Tour Guides – Outreach and Onboarding Services

Campus Location: Main office in San Marcos; Occasional event work at other campus locations, out in the community and at K-12 school locations. (Mileage is reimbursed)

Schedule: Base Schedule M-F; Occasional evening and weekend events

Hours per week: 5-26

Hourly pay rate: $16.00

Job Duties: (Training provided) Represent Palomar College in a professional, positive and polished manner, sharing personal college experiences as appropriate. Conduct quality public speaking engagements and represent the college at college/career fairs, parent nights and other off campus recruitment events; Independently or with a team. Conduct campus tours and visits for individuals, families, schools or community groups. Maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding Palomar College, its services, enrollment procedures and academic programs. Maintain a high level of customer service through email, phone and in-person inquiries, to community members and prospective students of all ages, backgrounds and educational experience. Collaborate and interact positively with Palomar College administration, faculty and staff, to meet the needs and inquiries of prospective students and their families. Provide hands-on assistance with application, registration and enrollment procedures. Build strong relationships with community organizations and local schools. Support the day-to-day operations and training procedures of building a brand new department.

Department hiring options are available through many sources: Student Employment, Short Term Hourly Employment, Work Study, Co-operative Education, Volunteer and Internships. Marketing and Communication positions also available.

For more information and hiring procedures, please visit: www.palomar.edu/outreach/employment.

Contact information: Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach and Onboarding Services, dshoop@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150, Ext. 3752


Police Dispatch – Palomar College Police Department

Location: San Marcos

Work schedule: TBA

Hours per week: 24

Hourly pay rate: $16.00, $18.00, or $20.00 per Hour Depending on Experience.

Job Duties: Dispatchers are responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for service, dispatching appropriate personnel or transferring calls to the appropriate department or agency. Dispatcher is a journey-level class. Incumbents perform the full range of dispatch work processes. Work is generally performed independently in conformance with policies, procedures, and standards.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Public safety codes, terminology, procedures, and practices.
2. Ordinances, codes, procedures, and practices regarding public safety radio communications.
3. Proper operation and care of radio and telephone equipment and operational characteristics of emergency communication system equipment.

Contact Information: Nieves Suarez, (760) 744-1150, ext. 3289


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 the 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 preferred.

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


Testing Center Assistant – Disability Resource Center

Campus Location: San Marcos Campus

Hours: 20 hours per week (Not to exceed 160 days a year)

Pay Rate: $16/hour

Work Schedule:  Hours to be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Job Duties:

  • Check incoming emails, mail, and deliveries and verify that all expected exams have been received for the day.
  • Coordinate with student proctor assistant(s) and/or DRC staff in implementing daily test accommodations.
  • Assist in scheduling exams.
  • Troubleshoot scheduling issues, technology issues and other issues that may affect the Testing Center operations.
  • Ensures availability of accommodations required for upcoming exams (reader, scribe, laptop, CCTV, Braille, etc.).
  • Assure accurate records of exams, appointment requests, accommodations.
  • Keep detail records of testing incidents, no-show, cancellations, reschedules, and unusual situations.
  • Keep detail records of exam received from faculty or department representative and their return to faculty, department, or department representative.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the front office.
  • Provide excellent customer services to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Answer telephone and email accounts providing detail and accurate information.
  • Keep the reception area clean and organized.
  • Check in students to the Testing Center and starting a timer with the students allotted time.
  • Monitor Testing Center exams taken by students using remote camera system or in person
  • On occasion, proctor exams as a reader and/or scribe.
  • Adhere to Palomar College’s policies and procedures.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities

Contact:  Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Cynthia Cordova, DRC Testing Center Coordinator, at ccordova1@palomar.edu by 2pm on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.


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: Assist 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. Assist in the Performing Arts Department season production as needed – availability to work evenings and weekends are necessary for the main functions of this job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade, plus a background in live event technology, theatrical productions or equivalent education preferred.

Desired Qualifications:  A basic understanding of signal flow and various production systems; lighting, sound, and video. The ability to work independently, and safely on projects. Experience with reading and understanding stage and lighting plots. Students that are studying theater technology are encouraged to apply.

Contact information:  Email application/resume to Tony Cucuzella 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.


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