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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: $11.00

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: $11.00

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


American Sign Language Interpreter - Disability Resource Center

Campus location: Various Palomar College campus locations

Hours per week: 3-15 hours

Work schedule: Monday-Friday various hours will be assigned between 8:00 am -10:00 pm. Schedule to be determined by student registration schedules.

Hourly pay rate: $26.00 – $47.00 (pay dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience)

Job duties: Performs American Sign Language/English interpreting and/or transliterating services for deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff of Palomar College.  Depending on placement within the five levels of employment, assignments range from interpreting semester-length courses of varied subjects, one-on-one interpreting, small group meetings, field trips, theatrical events, etc.  Level 5 interpreters may be called on to interpret legal, medical, and/or environmental emergencies on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level 1:  Pre-certified level.  Graduate of a recognized Interpreting Training Program preferred.

Level 2:  A Certificate of Completion or Associates Degree from a recognized Interpreter Training Program is required.  2 years of interpreting experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting preferred.

Level 3:  Must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD III, ACCI III (or reasonable equivalent such as EIPA 4.0+). Five years of secondary or post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 4:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD IV, ACCI IV, RID CI or CT, NIC (or reasonable equivalent).  Minimum of two years post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 5:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  RID CI and CT, NIC IV (Advanced) or V (Master), NAD V, RID CSC.  Additionally, a minimum of five years post-secondary interpreting experience is strongly preferred.

Alternately, an interpreter who holds any one of the above-listed Level 4 certifications for a minimum of two years plus has a minimum of five years ongoing experience in the interpreting field – preferably in the post-secondary education setting – may apply to be evaluated to progress to level 5 (in lieu of the current inability to receive and advanced or master level NIC certification). 

Contact information: Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Denise VanderStoel, Program Coordinator – Interpreting Services, DVanderstoel@palomar.edu


ASL/English Bilingual Tutor

Closing Date:  12/3/2018 @ 5pm

Campus Location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 10 hours per week during the standard fall and spring semesters

Work schedule: Exact schedule to be determined each semester, dependent upon student enrollment

Hourly pay rate: $43.00

Job Duties:

  • Tutors and assists deaf/hard of hearing students, individually or in groups, with the purpose of improving English literacy skills.
  • Tutoring to be conducted in American Sign Language or the mode of signed manual communication most readily understood by the student receiving tutoring services.
  • Tutor may assist English support professor within the Disability Resource classroom with instruction as assigned

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  1. Established proficiency in reading and writing English
  2. Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language
  3. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields of study is highly preferred: English, Literature, Interpreting, Linguistics, or Deaf Studies

Must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Various modes of sign language, finger spelling, and gestures as required by assignment including American Sign Language (ASL), Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE), Contact Sign Language (PSE), Signing Exact English (SEE II) and American Manual Alphabet (finger spelling) methods and techniques used in communicating with deaf and hard of hearing persons
  • Basic social/emotional need and challenges associated with deaf/hard of hearing students
  • Deaf culture
  • Proper English usage including spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Contact:  Please email resume and STU/STM Application (see link at top of page) to Denise Vanderstoel at dvanderstoel@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: $11.00 – $13.00

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 – 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: $15

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: $11.00-$15.00

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


Assistant - Workforce, Community and Continuing Education

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week:  Varies; not to exceed 26 hours per week.

Work schedule:  Mon – Fri; 8am – 5pm (not to exceed 26 hours)

Hourly pay rate: $15

Job duties: Assist the department with various administrative support duties as well as technical activities. Under direction from the supervisor, performs assignments requiring use of judgment and problem solving skills and handles complex tasks. Responsibilities may include: responding to requests for information regarding policies, procedures and deadlines; researching complex student account issues; maintaining and updating student files and records in Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship programs; inputting data into multiple systems to track student progress; scheduling courses; ensuring special accounting for student attendance in classes/ programs; overseeing the timely submission of faculty census and positive attendance rosters; assigning proper account codes and obtaining required signatures; reconciling and processing invoices for payment; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. Completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework. Six months of full-time equivalent related experience and/or specialized knowledge

Desired skills/qualifications: Experience working in workforce development, extended studies, or a closely related environment; experience working with credit, noncredit and not for credit programs.

Contact information: For immediate consideration, please email resume to Nichol Roe nroe@palomar.edu or call (760) 744-1150 Extension 3964.


Cashier - Fiscal Services

Closing Date:  January 2, 2019, 4pm

Position Description:  Cashier (Part-Time)

Campus Location: San Marcos Cashier Office/A-2

Hourly Pay: $11.00-$15.00 per hour

Work Schedule: Flexible

Hours Per Week: Position averages 18-24 hours per week with possibility for more

Desired Skills and Qualifications: Prior cashiering or customer service experience (desired but not required)

Duties:  Perform cashiering and record keeping duties; to include, but not limited to, serving students at the cashier window by collecting payments, cash handling, and answering questions pertaining to their tuition, fees and financial aid.  Duties also include light accounting work, updating student accounts in the College’s financial system, answering phones, filing, and assisting students with other general questions.

Contact information: Please submit your completed application (see link at top of page) to Cassandra Stone, Manager of Student Accounts and Cashiering, at cstone@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: $13.00

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/

Palomar College Police Department - Police Dispatcher Assistant

Campus Location: San Marcos

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

Work Schedule: Varies. Three days a week, eight hour days. Shifts may vary from 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, or 10pm-6am.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $15.00/hour

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. Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Answers emergency and non-emergency telephone lines; determines nature and priority of calls and/or transfers to the appropriate responder.

2. Dispatches personnel via radio voice communication using a computer-aided dispatch system.

3. Responds to field unit requests via radio or telephone for information and additional assistance.

4. Receives, enters and relays to field units situational information such as location updates and other responders in the area.

5. Monitors and updates locations and activities of field units.

6. Notifies external public safety agencies and departments by telephone or radio in order to solicit assistance or coordinate activities.

7. Conducts test transmissions on communications equipment.

Marginal Functions: Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Work is generally performed independently in conformance with policies, procedures and standards.

Desired Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. One year of experience in an administrative, dispatch, or law enforcement field.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse student and instructor population.

Contact Information:  Contact Nieves Suarez, Dispatch Coordinator, Palomar College Police Department, 760-744-1150 ext. 3961 (office); or Email at nsuarez@palomar.edu.


Recycling Assistant - Facilities Deparment

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 Friday only) to be determined based on employee’s availability.

Hourly pay rate:  $11.00

Job duties: To perform general recycling duties related to the collection and sorting of various recycling streams.

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. A valid driver’s license.

Desired skills/qualifications: Must be service oriented, able to work independently and as 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:  Email application (see link above ) and/or resume to David Williams- dwilliams@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: $13.00

Job Duties: Proctoring standardized testing 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: $11.00-$15.00

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 $15.00/hr. To apply: Please email your application (see link above) and/or resume to Leanne Maunu, Director, English Writing Center, lmaunu@palomar.edu


Tutor/Mentor (High School) - TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

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:  $11.00/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: Edwin Torres, Program Coordinator at (760) 744-1150, extension 3675; Fax number: (760) 761-3594; Email: etorres@palomar.edu


Tutor/Mentor (Middle School) - TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS)

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:  $11.00/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: Edwin Torres, Program Coordinator at (760) 744-1150, extension 3675; Fax number: (760) 761-3594; Email: etorres@palomar.edu