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Career Guidance Specialist

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9/10/2013
Nicole Scagni
nscagni@psusd.us
760-416-6096
1
8 hours per day, 10.25 months
Full Time
9/18/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
$13.93 per hour, with annual increases to $16.93 per hour after five years
Date Posted:
9/10/2013
Application Deadline:
9/18/2013 3:30 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
8 hours per day, 10.25 months
Salary:
$13.93 per hour, with annual increases to $16.93 per hour after five years
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Nicole Scagni Email: nscagni@psusd.us Phone: 760-416-6096
Palm Springs High School & the establishment of an eligibility pool for future vacancies throughout the District.
2-187-001
September 27, 2013 - Applicants are required to pass the Career Guidance Specialist General Knowledge exam.
Palm Springs High School & the establishment of an eligibility pool for future vacancies throughout the District.
2-187-001
September 27, 2013 - Applicants are required to pass the Career Guidance Specialist General Knowledge exam.
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JOB DESCRIPTION Palm Springs Unified School District A.R. # 4232.316 CAREER GUIDANCE SPECIALIST PURPOSE STATEMENT The Career Guidance Specialist provides students with information on career and/or post high school educational opportunities; administers and interprets career assessment tools; plans on-site presentations by college and/or career representatives and manages ongoing department programs. FUNCTIONS • Assists students with information related to financial aid, college materials, applications, on line registration, scholarships, etc.. • Conducts classroom presentations, after school workshops and presentations. • Coordinates on-campus site visits by college and university recruiters, including “Career Day”. • Directs student workers and volunteers. • Maintains a wide variety of college and career-related materials (e.g. inventory of college catalogues, applications and web site locations, etc.). • Monitors student activities in the Career Center. • Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. university/college conferences, class visits, community service group meetings, etc.). • Performs a variety of clerical activities (e.g. copying, filing, collating, answering phones, etc.). • Prepares a variety of records and documents (e.g. individual awards, invitations, event programs, bulletins, reports, etc.). • Researches educational and/or career opportunities. • Solicits information and/or materials from colleges and other organizations (e.g. college, trade/technical schools, college videos, etc.). • Schedules career and/or vocational assessments of students' interests and abilities. • Performs related duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training which would indicate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above. An example of an acceptable combination is: Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience working with students provide career, trade, or college guidance. SKILLS to provide assistance and information to students in a variety of academic and career related matters; develop and organize the student registration process; perform clerical duties related to assigned activities; prepare mathematical computations accurately; prepare and present information. KNOWLEDGE of methods, procedures and planning strategies pertaining to student careers and academics; academic subject matter, program options and schedules common to high school; college admissions processes, requirements and application procedures; college and university financial aid programs; district registration, scheduling, proficiency and graduation requirements; district curricular offerings; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; techniques used in dealing with people in a counseling relationship; applicable state and federal laws, district policies, procedures and other regulations governing student educational programs, student attendance, and confidential records. ABILITY to type 45 words per minute from clear copy; read, understand and use technical, procedural and instructional material; operate a computer and a variety of related software; adapt to changing work priorities (flexible schedule); communicate with diverse groups; establish and meet deadlines and schedules; set priorities; work as part of a team; work with constant and sustained interruptions; understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of vendors, district personnel and administrators; maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 15% walking, and 60% standing. The job is performed under some hazardous conditions. Education High School diploma or equivalent. Required Testing Certificates Job-Related Proficiency Examination Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability (desired) Typing certificate providing proof of ability to type 45 WPM Continuing Education/Training Clearances None Specified Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance TB Clearance EVALUATION Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between California Teamsters Public, Professional & Medical Employees Union, Local 911 General Employees Unit and Palm Springs Unified School District. FLSA Status Bargaining Unit Salary Range BOE Approval Date Non Exempt Teams 2 21 11/27/07

Requirements for Applying

**Applications WILL NOT be considered without the following documentation: (1) Proof of high school graduation (HS diploma, HS transcripts or GED) (2) Typing certificate providing proof of ability to type 45 WPM *Please note that college diplomas/transcripts and online typing certificates are not acceptable. Please contact Human Resources at (760) 416-6085 for assistance with this process.

      Requirements for Applying

      **Applications WILL NOT be considered without the following documentation: (1) Proof of high school graduation (HS diploma, HS transcripts or GED) (2) Typing certificate providing proof of ability to type 45 WPM *Please note that college diplomas/transcripts and online typing certificates are not acceptable. Please contact Human Resources at (760) 416-6085 for assistance with this process.

          SUMMARY The Career Guidance Specialist provides students with information on career and/or post high school educational opportunities; administers and interprets career assessment tools; plans on-site presentations by college and/or career representatives and manages ongoing department programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience working with students providing career, trade, or college guidance.***CLICK ON JOB DESCRIPTION LINK ABOVE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS*** Upon offer of employment you will be required to pay for fingerprint processing and a TB clearance. Medical, Dental and Vision benefits are provided at no cost if employed at least 7 hours a day, and on a pro-rated basis from 4 to fewer than 7 hours per day. Associate membership in Teamsters Bargaining Association or payment of an equal service fee is a condition of employment. There are fifteen paid holidays per year for 12 month employees. Vacation for full-time employees is earned at the rate of 13 days per year. Less than 12-month employees, vacation is prorated to the work year. One day of sick leave is earned for each month worked, and can be accumulated indefinitely.

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          Application Deadline: 9/18/2013 3:30 PM Pacific

          SUMMARY The Career Guidance Specialist provides students with information on career and/or post high school educational opportunities; administers and interprets career assessment tools; plans on-site presentations by college and/or career representatives and manages ongoing department programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience working with students providing career, trade, or college guidance.***CLICK ON JOB DESCRIPTION LINK ABOVE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION REGARDING QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS*** Upon offer of employment you will be required to pay for fingerprint processing and a TB clearance. Medical, Dental and Vision benefits are provided at no cost if employed at least 7 hours a day, and on a pro-rated basis from 4 to fewer than 7 hours per day. Associate membership in Teamsters Bargaining Association or payment of an equal service fee is a condition of employment. There are fifteen paid holidays per year for 12 month employees. Vacation for full-time employees is earned at the rate of 13 days per year. Less than 12-month employees, vacation is prorated to the work year. One day of sick leave is earned for each month worked, and can be accumulated indefinitely.

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