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Employment Opportunity

Management Range 32
Hiring Range:  $41,535 - 45,827
Full Salary Range: $41,535 - 64,509
Closing Date:
March 31, 2014, 5:00 pm
Beginning Date:
May, 2014 (approximate)



  • Associates degree from an acceptable accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, personnel management, or a closely related field AND one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in human resources
  • Type at 60 net words per minute
  • Top candidates will be required to complete assessment exams. These exams will establish Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency and basic office skills. 
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Bachelorís degree from an acceptable accredited institution in human resources management, business administration, personnel management, or a closely related field AND one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in human resources
  • Certificate of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

General Description:

Under general direction, performs a variety of professional level administrative, technical and analytical duties in support of the Collegeís human resource functions including recruitment, assessment and placement of qualifications, salary computations, faculty load reporting, assignment contracts and related functions.  Provides information and assistance to college employees and the general public regarding human resource activities, policies and procedures; may provide lead direction to clerical/administrative staff.  Works regularly with Office of Instruction, area Deans, Equivalency Committee, Payroll, ITS and faculty.

Essential Functions: 

  • Produce part-time and overload assignment contracts
  • Create queries and maintain record of load and overload for full-time faculty
  • Place faculty members on adjunct/overload salary schedule for step increases
  • Maintain records and process large class applications for census
  • Maintain load compliance for adjunct faculty
  • Coordination and implementation of recruitment and selection of adjunct faculty and conduct new employee orientations
  • Arrange meetings and take minutes; specifically assist with Equivalency Committee meetings, including collecting and processing applications, as well as preparing agendas, and memos
  • Perform a wide variety of clerical duties involving independent judgment and an understanding of district policies, functions and procedures
  • Develop working knowledge of special terminology related to contracts
  • Receive visitors and gives out information or refers callers to proper personnel and answer routine inquiries independently
  • Receive a variety of information which may be of a confidential nature
  • Create and maintain personnel files
  • May assist with Faculty Obligation Number (FON) reporting
  • May assist with Management Information Systems (MIS) quarterly and annual reports due to State Chancellorís Office
  • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare written and statistical reports for assignment contracts and state reporting, as well as various human resource-related issues; update and maintain written directives, rules, regulations and procedures
  • Provide in-person, and telephonic customer service regarding human resource issues, rules, and regulations, employment verifications, salary surveys and other requests for information
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings and trainings to stay abreast of new trends and ideologies in the field of human resource management

Knowledge of:

  • Human Resources guidelines and policies and Operations, services, and activities of a human resources department
  • Office procedures, methods, equipment and computer software applications including but not limited to Excel, query building and database management
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of human resources administration which may include but are not limited to employment, compensation and classification, faculty qualifications and assignment, and non-assignment faculty related activities
  • Resources to sustain current understanding of modern trends and legal issues in the field of human resource management
  • Methods and techniques of research and analysis of personnel, administrative and statistical data
  • Faculty contract principles and theories
  • Basic principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Principles of business letter and report writing, including the proper use of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Principles and practices of customer service
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

Ability to:

  • Apply mathematical critical thinking skills, including ratios, proportions, complex fraction, and algebraic formulas
  • Type at 60 net words per minute
  • Learn new technological processes and applications
  • Read, understand, learn and apply pertinent procedures and requirements
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • Collect, compile, and analyze statistical information and data for reports, and recommendations in a variety of areas
  • Work tactfully with and gain confidence and cooperation of other departmental personnel, the public, and outside agencies and organizations
  • Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations
  • Prepare clear, concise, oral and written reports, both narrative and statistical in nature
  • Formulate and conduct presentations to employees, supervisors, and department managers
  • Multitask to meet changing priorities and critical deadlines
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information, records, and reports

How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

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
4.  Three recent letters of recommendation 
5. Current typing certificate of a minimum 60 net wpm dated within one year (online typing certificates not accepted).
6. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree.   Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicantís responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

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:

        Sue Miller, Office of Human Resources
        Merced College
        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 will follow the same or next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.   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 offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer