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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Financial Aid Technician
Job Category: Finance/Banking/Mortgage
Job description:  
Financial Aid Technician

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02208

Posting Date: 09/19/2017

Initial Screening Date: 10/03/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $3,880.23 per month

Maximum Salary: $5,482.67 per month (Maximum Entry $3,880.23 per month)


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

Flex 125
AFLAC Policy
Supplemental voluntary life insurance
403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical financial aid duties including interviewing students and assist in making determination regarding student financial aid and work study program eligibility and award levels; assist students in the interpretation of financial aid program policies.

Interview students for financial aid, veterans, work study and other program eligibility; review financial aid applications for federal and State financial assistance programs; package and determine award level in accordance with program requirements.

Interpret financial aid procedures to community agencies, students and the general public; perform student financial aid needs analysis and student financial aid packaging.

Maintain contact with a variety of agencies including federal and state financial assistance agencies, private scholarship organizations and lending institutions that participate in financial aid programs.

Implement policies and procedures for federal, State and local student loan, scholarship and grant programs.

Oversee grant programs on a campus; award, disburse and reconcile program funds based on established program guidelines; assure proper steps and analyses are performed and documented for each student.

Participate in obtaining job placements for work study students; assure that students fill out the proper employment forms; collect time cards from students; monitor the number of hours worked by

Inform students of approval or denial of financial aid appeals; inform students when placed on probation or suspension, or if they have been terminated from a financial aid program.

Create and maintain financial aid recipient files; maintain financial aid records and prepare financial aid reports for various grant and loan disbursements; revise budgets and awards as necessary to prevent over spending of awards.

Conduct financial aid workshops for high school students and their parents at various high schools.

Set schedule and participate in a variety of meetings including the financial aid committee and scholarship committee.

Assist in the planning, prioritizing and directing the work of clerical and student
financial aid staff. Assist veterans in the completion of veterans assistance forms; contact government agencies to
obtain information regarding the status of benefits applications.

Attend training workshops on financial aid programs as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to:

Associate degree in business administration, social sciences or a related field AND two years of increasingly responsible experience in financial and/or budget data.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:


Federal and State rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.

Requirements of various scholarships, grants, loans and awards.

Work study, job placement programs, veterans, scholarships and other related programs.

Financial aid application procedures.

Principles of providing work direction and guidance.

Business letter writing and basic report preparation.

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Basic arithmetic.

Financial aid computer software.


Interpret and apply federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to the financial aid application process and eligibility.

Explain various scholarships, grants, loans and awards and the requirements of various financial aid programs.

Interview, screen and place students in work study and job placement programs.

Maintain accurate and complete files and records.

Provide work direction and guidance and train technical, clerical and student assistants.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Operate a computer and applicable software.

Salary Grade: 42.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 3, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
Application Screening: TBD
Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1089513. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 09/21/2017
Contact Information
Company: Kern Community College district
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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