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Classified Employment Opportunities

College Skills/Petaluma Campus

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)



The College Skills Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual with demonstrated instructional assistant skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a regular, part-time, 10 months per year Classified position. The work scheduled will generally be between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 5 hours per day. Work schedule may include some evening shifts and may include an assignment at the Santa Rosa Campus, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Under general supervision, perform highly technical and specialized paraprofessional preparatory work to assist faculty in the instruction of students; demonstrates theoretical or practical subject matter in a classroom or laboratory setting; may act as lead worker to other classified staff in the area; and perform related work as required. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.


The College Skills/Tutorial Department offers developmental math, reading, and writing classes, most of which include computer-assisted instruction. The department also runs the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Tutorial Centers. In addition, the department provides noncredit, open-entry English and bilingual Spanish basic skills labs and classes on both campuses and the Southwest Santa Rosa Center.

The SRJC Petaluma Campus currently enrolls nearly 6,000 students in credit and non-credit courses. Each semester, approximately 350 course sections in nearly 60 disciplines are offered, including many majors and certificates as well as all of the courses necessary for transfer to UC, CSU, or to complete SRJCs general education requirements. SRJC has been offering courses in the Petaluma area for nearly 50 years. The original Petaluma Center operated primarily as an evening program until the completion in 1995 of permanent facilities on its current site, and was granted campus status by the SRJC Board of Trustees and the California Community College Chancellors Office in the spring of 1999. A second phase of new construction was completed in 2008; a third phase renovated the original campus. This project, the largest of its kind in SRJCs history, tripled the square footage of the campus. Among the new facilities are labs and classrooms, a second art studio, a 35,000 square foot library, a physical fitness center, a bookstore, student services and support areas, expanded dining space, faculty/administrative offices, and a 256-seat auditorium. The campus offers state-of-the-art technology throughout, including a wireless network, fully mediated instructional facilities, and video-conferencing capabilities. Other unique features of the campus include the Capri Creek restoration project and an accessible walking and bike trail system. A Cinema Series, Digital Media, Networking, Helpdesk, Fitness, Nutrition and Health, CISCO, and Water Resources Technology certificates are some of the program offerings unique to the campus. This beautiful campus is located 35 miles north of San Francisco.


Required Abilities and Knowledge:

The ability to present classroom materials; maintain accurate records; perform administrative work with accuracy and speed; operate a personal computer; communicate effectively in English; follow and give oral and written communications; identify problems and recommend solutions; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population. The knowledge of specific subject matter in area to which assigned; materials, tools, and equipment to be used in the classroom or laboratory setting; basic computer software programs; skills in establishing and maintaining effective public relations.


A community college degree related to the subject area assigned.; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.


  • Associates degree with Mathematics emphasis
  • Ability to tutor Math up through and including first semester calculus as well as elementary statistics
  • Experience working with developmental and college-level students
  • Willingness to participate in student tutor scheduling and mentoring activities


  • May be required to possess certain licenses or certificates (i.e., valid (Class C) California drivers license, CPR, First Aid certificates), or possess proof of training in areas relevant to subject matter to which assigned.
  • May be required to use and demonstrate the use of tools and equipment depending upon area assigned.


The Instructional Assistant, Senior has an in-depth knowledge in the instructional area to which assigned; responsibilities are discharged with demonstrated expertise and authority.


The Instructional Assistant, Senior is distinguished from the Instructional Assistant by the level of independence and initiative expected of incumbents. This classification may assist in the development or research of assignments, tests, and instructional units, and organize and complete special projects.


Demonstrates in-depth theoretical or practical subject matter expertise in a classroom or laboratory setting; researches background of subject matter and other literature to maintain current information; assists instructors in implementing classroom or laboratory assignments; organizes lesson plans and designs, develops, and delivers materials for presentation; confers with students regarding classroom or laboratory progress; tutors students individually and in groups on problem areas related to instructional subject matter; administers and scores tests; confers with instructors and students regarding student test scores; writes reports on classroom or laboratory activities and/or student progress; may attend departmental and instructional meetings; organizes special events and completes special projects as assigned; maintains classroom or laboratory equipment; makes minor repairs and adjustments as necessary; maintains student records, classroom or laboratory assignments, and other documents in accurate filing system; orders and maintains supplies; performs administrative duties as required; may serve as a lead worker to other classified staff within the area or direct the work of student assistants.


In order to be given priority consideration for this pool, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
  6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


  • Salary Range: $20.43 - $24.84 per hour (2013/14 Classified Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $22.53 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.)

  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.