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Educational Advisor, Career and Tech. Education - COF
Bakersfield, CA
Posted Jul 30, 2013 by Kern Community College District
Category: Academic Advising


Kern Community College District

Educational Advisor, Career and Tech. Education - COF

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements; advise students on various careers and on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, income protection and retirement included.

Knowledge and Abilities


• College policies, procedures and resources.
• Program and degree requirements.
• Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
• Student services programs.
• Operation of a computer and assigned software.
• Distance education modalities.
• Career and personality tests available to students as a resource tool.
• Interpersonal skills including tact patience and courtesy.
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Counseling/advising techniques.


• Serve as a paraprofessional counselor advising students in areas related to academic careers including certificate, graduation, transfer and major requirements.
• Advise students on various careers and advise students on the requirements necessary for achieving career goals.
• Interpret and explain college policies and procedures to students, faculty and the community.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
• Operate a computer and other office equipment.
• Prepare and maintain records and reports.
• Proctor and score a variety of tests.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelors degree AND one year experience in a student services or related function.

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.

Salary Grade: 46.5

Position Number: 00825

Posting Date: 07/30/2013

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $4,255.41 per month

Maximum Salary: $5,166.46 per month

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) 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.

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