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Employment Opportunity

Agriculture Area (Mech Ag & Diesel Tech Program)
$1,176/month (includes 4% shift diff)
Range 11
19 hours/week; 9 months/year
Closing Date:
August 30, 2013
Beginning Date:
October, 2013 (approximate)

Minimum Qualifications


         Minimum of two years of college from an acceptable accredited institution OR
         High school diploma or equivalent and one year of training in the field to which assigned OR
         High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in a related program or discipline
         Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community
           college student

General Description:  Under the direction of the Dean or Instructor performs a variety of instructional and clerical duties designed to assist the instructor and student from routine, ancillary and preparatory work associated with the Mechanized Agriculture program. 

 Essential Functions: 

         Orders, receives, issues and maintains supplies, tools and equipment
         Duplicates written materials
         Prepares classroom or laboratory setups
         Assembles demonstration materials
         Assists students on projects
         Performs clerical and record keeping functions
         Repairs equipment
         Keeps instructional areas clean and orderly
         Trains and oversees student assistants
         The emphasis on, and the scope of, the aforementioned duties will depend on the nature of the program or
           discipline to which the technician is assigned as well as on the nature of the facility in which the technician works

 Knowledge of:

         Role of the instructor in the educational process
Fundamentals, terminology, techniques, materials and equipment used in the instructional area to which assigned

Ability to:

         Use, demonstrate and maintain the specialized materials, instruments, tools and equipment of the subject matter specialty
Speak, read and write English
Use basic arithmetic
Cooperate with others


         Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

How to Apply:   The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are faxed or emailed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst
        Merced College
        Office of Human Resources
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of EmploymentThe selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.   In addition, a medical examination will be required of the successful candidate at the District's expense. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer