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Community College Specialist

Job Description


Full Job Description

Under the direction of the Dean for Educational Services, the Specialist performs complex analytical and research duties in support of multiple Equity programs, collaborates with, and supports other educational services categorical programs. The incumbent will assist leadership in the development, implementation, administration, and coordination for several Equity programs. This position also provides support to one of the seven college regions served by the Regional Programmatic Support unit.


Telework Information: Job Duties include full-time telework in California.

Interested Candidates may need to pass an examination to establish list eligibility prior to any type of job offer. To find and take an exam, visit the CalHR’s CalCareers website
visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/2PBCN.PDF(Please note that you must first be logged into CalCareers to complete the exam)

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Working Conditions

  • Work in a climate-controlled, open office environment under artificial lighting.
  • Ability to operate a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Exposure to computer screens and other basic office equipment
  • This position may require periodic, in-state overnight travel
  • Ability to telework effectively within State of CA
  • Hybrid work setting provided

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.



Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement


Position Details


Job Code #: JC-364291


Position #(s): 364-700-2539-034


Working Title: Community College Specialist




Salary : $7,538.00 - $9,435.00 A


of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County


Job Type: Permanent, Full Time


Work Shift: 8am - 5pm, Full-Time


Work Week: Monday-Friday, Telework in CA available


Department Information

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 1.8 million students attending 116 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.

The mission of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office is to empower the community colleges through leadership, advocacy and support.

The Chancellor’s Office values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community and we see these values as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our staff and the students we serve.


Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualification (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ must be no more than a maximum of two pages typed, single-spaced, in 12 pt. Arial font. Indicate your name, the position number and "Statement of Qualifications" at the top of the page. The SOQ must be organized and numbered in the order of the desirable qualifications. Give specific examples, including your role and responsibilities, as well as outcomes.

1. Provide examples of your experience providing technical assistance to stakeholders

2. Provide a statement of how your education and work experience qualifies you for this position

3. Please describe your experience in higher education

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting. Application Instructions
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 4/12/2023

Who May Apply: Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).


How To Apply:

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.

If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below: Address for Mailing Application Packages: You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Board of Governors, California Community Colleges

Attn: Human Resources Office, 4th Floor

1102 Q Street, #4400

Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages: You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Board of Governors, California Community Colleges

Human Resources Office, 4th Floor drop box

1102 Q Street, #4400

Sacramento, CA 95811

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Required Application Package Documents: The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov.
  • All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) provides detailed information about your experiences and allows the hiring manger to better assess your qualifications for this position. The SOQ demonstrates your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.Please see the Special Requirements section of this job advertisement for specific SOQ requirements.


Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal guidance or direction.

Ability to work collaboratively as a team member.

Strong oral and written communication skills especially presentation and facilitation capabilities.

Strong analytical, research, and presentation skills.

Commitment to quality service that exceeds expectations.

Excellent organizational skills.

Focus attention to detail and follow-through.

Multi-task, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities in a cooperative manner.



Benefit information can be found on the CalHRwebsite and the CalPERSwebsite.

Chancellor's Office team members are eligible for a number of benefits. Health benefits and leave programs are available for most team members.

  • Telework Schedule Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $1500 for eligible employees
  • Transfer, Training and Advancement Opportunities
  • Discounted Public Transit
  • Numerous Discounts for CA State employees through LifeMart

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


Additional Information

Applications submitted without a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), verification of education, and resume will be considered not interested in this position. Applications without a clearly identified SOQ or a SOQ that does not address the topics requested will be considered not interested in this position. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ.

Applications will not be accepted via email or fax.


Education Verification

Custom Section Two– Education Verification

When you are applying for a classification with an educational requirement that you are basing your eligibility on, you MUST provide a copy of your degree or transcripts as proof of meeting the education requirement from the classification specification (link on the right side of the screen under "Additional Documentation").

Example: if you are applying for Staff Services Analyst based on your Bachelor's degree, you must attach a copy of your degree or transcript showing the degree you obtained. Applicants who fail to provide this information may be disqualified.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $7,538.00 - $9,435.00 per month



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Sacramento, CA 95811

  • Health insurance

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