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: Not to exceed 26 hours

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: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@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: Not to exceed 26 hours

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: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@palomar.edu


Administrative Assistant - Workforce Development and Extended Studies

Campus location: San Marcos

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

Work schedule: Varies; may include evening hours.

Hourly pay rate: $20.00 to $23.00; depending on the selected candidate’s experience.

Job duties: Assist the department with various administrative support duties as well as technical activities. Responsibilities may include: responding to requests for information regarding policies, procedures and deadlines; making arrangements for meetings, travel and staff development activities; serving as a liaison for various apprenticeship training centers; researching complex student account issues; working with staff to respond to student and staff concerns and complaints; maintaining and updating student files and records in credit, noncredit and not-for-credit databases; inputting data into multiple systems to track student progress; scheduling courses in credit, noncredit and not-for-credit registration systems; preparing reports for accreditation purposes; ensuring special accounting for student attendance in classes/ programs; overseeing the timely submission of faculty census and positive attendance rosters; preparing and processing requisitions for required supplies, equipment and service agreements; assigning proper account codes and obtaining required signatures; reconciling and processing invoices for payment; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in related field OR the full-time equivalent years of related, professional level experience (4 years)

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.


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


Assistant – Child Development Center

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido

Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; not to exceed 26 hours per week

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 – Child Development Center

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:Diane Studinka, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, dstudinka@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: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 extension 3675; fax – (760) 761-3502; email – etorres@palomar.edu 


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

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: Kelli Florman, Police Academy Coordinator, kflorman@palomar.edu


Intern Tutor I (2-3 Positions) – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16634

Office Assistant - Emergency Medical Education

Campus Location: Escondido Education Center

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week and not more than 135 days for the fiscal year

Work Schedule: Two days a week (Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday).  Eight hour days, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Scheduled days may be flexible but will be two days a week, eight hour days.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $15.00/hour

Job Duties: Performs filing and creates files for additional classes and personnel, answers phones, replies to emails and responds to inquiries about EME Programs; assists instructors as needed, assists students with questions (regarding the application process, deadlines, immunizations required, Clinical and Ride Along paperwork); scans, copies and organizes EMT and Paramedic paperwork, assists in organizing EMT hospital observation and ride along paperwork, attends public outreach events, assists in scheduling EMT’s for ambulance ride along and hospital observation time; creates paperwork checklists and documents, checks to make sure printers are working and paper levels full, checks and delivers department mail; checks website for inquiries and responds as needed, checks the information on website is updated, will assist in updating and maintaining American Heart Association (AHA) training site files, copies packets, assists in creating Power-Point Lecture CD’s and handouts for Paramedic Academy and EMT Programs, assist in putting away new or used equipment from office area; assist in the preparation of Paramedic and EMT graduations.

Desired Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework, six months of full time equivalent related experience and or/specialized knowledge. Knowledge and experience in the use of computer programs (Word, Excel, Power-Point), copying machines, printers, fax machines.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse student and instructor population.

Contact Information:  Contact Pete Ordille, Program Director, Emergency Medical Education Department, 760-744-1150 ext. 8161 (office); or Email at pordille@palomar.edu.


Palomar College Police Department - Short-term Opportunites

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

Peer Tutor (4-6 Positions) – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629

Physician – Health Services

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 16 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.

 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.

Contact information: Health Services Director, Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC); (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380.


Registered Nurse (Part-Time) – Health Services

Campus locations: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies; Hours to be arranged Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hourly pay rate: Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications; not to exceed $30.00 per hour.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

2. One year of nursing experience.

3. Possession of an appropriate, valid Registered Nurse Certification.

4. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid First Aid Certificate.

5. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate.

6. 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.

Contact information: Interim Health Services Director, Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC); (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380.


Resource Outreach Assistant/Independent Contractor - Telecommunications/Grants

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours

Work schedule: TBD

Hourly pay rate: To be determined, depending on the selected candidate’s experience.

Job duties: Assist department with the goal of making the Professional Learning Network (PLN) a one-stop site for effective and promising practices, presentations and resources to be shared across the California Community Colleges system. Responsibilities include: helping to conduct outreach to procure professional development resources from California Community Colleges staff, faculty and administrators; researching resources that demonstrate and utilize effective and promising practices; assisting with the development of innovative strategies to support the goal of dramatically increasing the number of submissions to the PLN; researching college websites for presentations and useful documents; collecting contact information; calling and emailing faculty and staff for permission to post material; following up with events and conferences held throughout the state in order to collect presentations and materials to include on the PLN; and providing support and assistance as directed by the Training, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator. 

Minimum Qualifications: Experience: Three years of full-time equivalent related experience. Skills, knowledge and abilities: Experience in and comfort calling and emailing faculty and staff; general office skills; knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office and Outlook, and collaboration tools such as Slack; strong organization and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years of full-time equivalent related experience working in a higher education environment. Experience with and knowledge of the California Community Colleges system.

Contact information: For more information about this position, contact Rico Bianchi, Interim Director, CCC TechConnect at rbianchi@palomar.edu. To apply, please email your resume to rbianchi@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: Justin Smiley; Manager, Performing Arts Production; jsmiley@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 possible future positions to work in the English Writing Lab at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos.  A strong background in grammar and academic writing is required.  Pay range is $10.00 – $15.00/hr.  To apply: Contact Craig Thompson, Director, English Writing Center, (760) 744-1150 ext. 3330 or cthompson@palomar.edu