Palomar College Learning For Success

Short-Term Employment


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


CalFresh Outreach Student Ambassador – Student Life & Leadership

Location: Main Campus, San Marcos.  Possible travel to Educational Centers in Spring 2022 semester

Work Schedule:  Base Schedule M – F; Occasional evening

Hour per week: not to exceed 20 hours per/week

Hourly pay rate: $14 – $16 (Depending on experience)

Job Description:

  • Marketing and promotion of public benefit to potentially eligible students
  • Assist students with San Diego Food Bank “Online Referral”
  • Track pre-screening, online referrals
  • Track student CalFresh required updates
  • Meet CalFresh Outreach Coordinator when needed
  • Manage appointments and waiting area for students in pre-screening and application assistance

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to gain knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and program-related guidelines related to CalFresh
  • Customer service skills
  • Basic computer use (Microsoft Word, spreadsheets and database software) and Zoom software
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Preform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

Contact information: Pippa Pierce, 760-744-1150 x2529


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


COVID-19 Administrator – Superintendent/President’s Office

Campus location: San Marcos Campus/Telecommute

Hours per week: 40 hours (full-time)

Duration of assignment: Temporary six-month assignment; Anticipated duration of position is hire date through May 30, 2022.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hourly Rate: $75.00/hourly (depending on qualifications)

Job duties: Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, plans, coordinates, communicates, and implements the district’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan for employees and students in accordance with applicable public health guidelines and rules, the latest scientifically sound methods of prevention of transmission, CalOSHA standards, and all other applicable rules and laws. Representative duties include, but are not limited, to:

• Monitors and reports on vaccination, testing, and daily health screening compliance;
• Coordinates the hiring of temporary staff specific to COVID-19 response efforts;
• Coordinates communications with external agencies as necessary;
• Coordinates the successful implementation and utilization of technology, related to COVID-19 compliance, in support of the Information Services (IS) Department;
• Makes recommendations for updates to the District’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan and other COVID-19 related policies and plans;
• Coordinates with vendors and oversees budget allocations;
• Leads COVID Response Action Team (CRAT) case management strategy;
• Coordinates COVID-19 trainings;
• Collects and maintains relevant data;
• Engages with the Emergency Operations Committee, Policy group, and District departments to ensure COVID-19 Response initiatives are efficiently and effectively implemented;
• Remains current on COVID-19 mitigation guidance and education from federal, state and regional health agencies;
• Performs other duties as assigned in support of the District’s COVID-19 health and safety objectives;
• Provides lead oversight of short-term hourly employees responsible for checking entry points to ensure staff, students, and community are in compliance with COVID-19 protocols before entering campus.

Skills/Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
• Three years of experience with project management in health and safety coordination, preferably in an institution of higher education, public safety agency, public health agency, or similar.
• Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of emergency procedures and protocols.
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

To apply: Email your resume to Michelle LaVigueur, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President, at mlavigueur@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


Lab Assistant – Disability Resource Center/Access Technology Center

Campus location:  San Marcos

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week

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.

Pay Rate: $16/hour

Job description: The Access Technology Center (ATC) at Palomar College is seeking to hire a lab assistant to support Disability Resource Center (DRC) staff and students. The Access Technology Center (ATC), located on the first floor of the library, is designed to provide training in the use of adaptive hardware/software and assistive technology for Palomar College students with disabilities. The ATC is also where students, faculty and staff can explore assistive technology, discover technology solutions and receive training and support in the use of assistive technology. This is a short term, hourly position. This will be a hybrid position with some on site and remote work.

Job Duties:
• Maintain a presence in the ATC by providing oversight to students
• Assist the students with learning and understanding basic computer skills
• Assist the students with learning and understanding how to utilize assistive technology and resources to accomplish their academic goals
• Ability to communicate with students, staff, and faculty as needed and as appropriate in a professional manner both verbally and in writing
• Strive to cultivate an inclusive culture in the ATC
• May also provide instructional assistance in Disability Resource Courses
• Support DRC’s social media presence on platforms including Instagram and YouTube

Required Qualifications:
• Basic computer skills: Ability to demonstrate computer competency with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Canvas; Zoom; Google applications, email applications, and scheduling systems.
• Essential attributes also include strong attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, the ability to be flexible in a changing environment, and to maintain boundaries while promoting independent learning and transfer of skills.
• Must be able to work both independently and within a team environment, maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor, and manage simultaneous projects and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications, but not required:
• Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies such as: Kurzweil Text-to-Speech, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Screen Readers, Otter.ai, Learning Ally, ZoomText, and/or other technologies designed to support all students, but especially students with disabilities.
• Demonstrate initiative in sourcing and keeping abreast of new technologies, techniques, and electronic support for students.
• Experience with working with students with disabilities in the post-secondary environment and be able to effectively and quickly implement conflict resolution strategies
• Have excellent technological skills, possess a strong degree of comfort with hardware and software, as well as with web-based applications.

Contact: Please email application and resume to Crystal Velasco, DRC Counselor at cvelasco@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


School Site Advisor – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location:  Vista and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 24 hours.

Work schedule: Weekdays, hours between 7:30am and 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly pay rate: $16.00/hr.

 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 school sites; including but not limited to:
    • Providing workshops/presentations to 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 regarding 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 Director.

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 diverse educational environment. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook), Google Apps, and other computer software. Bilingual in Spanish

Contact Information:  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@palomar.edu.


Student Mentor – TRIO ETS & TRIO NCEOC

Campus location: Vista & Escondido Educational Centers

Hours per week: Not to exceed 24 hours

Work schedule: Weekdays, hours between 7:30am and 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary based on student services and school site placement.

Hourly pay rate: $14.00

Job description: 

  • Provide academic support services for students in multiple academic courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History, Math, and Science.
  • Assist in virtual and in-person settings during school hours and after school.
  • Assist students with post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications:  Strong background in Mathematics/Science/English and Social Studies, and a thorough understanding of the college admissions process, including timeline and specific components of college application. Be familiar with different Social Media platforms. Being engaging and have good communication. Bilingual in Spanish.

Contact Information:  Send completed Short-term/Student application found at the top of this page to Nellie Martinez, ETS & NCEOC Project Director – nmartinez@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 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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