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Student Employment Job Class Descriptions

STUDENT ASSISTANT I ($8.00-$10.31):

This class describes positions that require no skills/knowledge. Employees in these positions perform one identifiable set of duties with little to no variation. There is no latitude for altering the sequence of processing steps, determining own methods, or exercising significant judgment. Employees work under direct supervision and do no decision making. This class may be used as a training level for a higher class.

Some examples of work or positions may include: filing, reception, sorting and routing mail, unskilled typing, lab helper (e.g. clean-up, preparation of solutions), custodian, or food service worker.


STUDENT ASSISTANT II ($10.04-$11.55):

This class describes positions that require the application of routine and repetitive skills/knowledge. Employees in these positions perform duties which require the use of special equipment or tools (e.g. standard lab equipment, duplication equipment, grounds equipment, computer access or entry of data, or operation of slide and movie projectors). There may be latitude for altering the sequence of processing steps by choosing alternatives from a standard set of procedures. Employees work under direct supervision and may do some decision making. This class may be used as a training level for a higher class.

Some examples of work or positions may include: switchboard operation, groundskeeper, building security guard, day care aide, library assistant, copy machine operator, manual labor, audio-visual technician, parking attendant (issuance of citations).


STUDENT ASSISTANT III ($11.25-$12.94):

This class describes positions that require the application of some degree of skills/knowledge. Work generally requires 1-2 semesters of previous experience, course work or training. Employees in these positions perform duties more independently and require less supervision of detail. There is some latitude for altering the sequence of processing steps by choosing alternatives from a standard set of procedures or developing new procedures. Employees receive general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments. This class may be used as a training level for a higher class.

Some examples of work or positions may include: Skilled typing, lead worker, police dispatcher, cook's assistant, lab assistant (e.g. assisting with or running routine tests, experiments, or analysis given specific procedures but requiring some judgment in the execution), public safety guard, vehicle driver, 2nd year clerk or computer operator.


STUDENT ASSISTANT IV ($12.60-$14.49):

This class describes positions that require full operating skills/knowledge. Generally requires 3-4 semesters or equivalent experience. Employees in these positions perform duties independently and require minimal supervision. Instruction is provided only for new or unusual situations. Employees work under minimum supervision and possess all the relevant knowledge, experience or skill to perform duties independently.

Some examples of work or positions may include: accounting technician, bus driver, microcomputer specialist, draftsperson, electronic technician, or storekeeper.


STUDENT ASSISTANT V ($14.11-$16.23):

This class describes positions that require supervisory and/or advanced level skills/knowledge. Generally requires student to be 1-2 semesters short of degree and/or possess several years of experience. In addition to performing duties independently with minimal supervision, employees in these positions supervise three or more subordinate student employees, including the authority to make hiring selections, schedule work and approve leave, and counsel employees on performance. Instruction is provided only for new or unusual situations. Employees perform without direct supervision except for infrequent occasions involving the most complex situations. Work is typically reviewed for end result.

Some examples of work or positions may include: food service student supervisor, lab assistant supervisor, clerical supervisor, day care group leader, custodial supervisor, computer programmer (requires original coding), or advanced technical accounting.


STUDENT ASSISTANT VI ($15.80-$22.28):

This class describes positions that require second level supervisory or graduate level skills/knowledge. Graduate level employees possess the appropriate bachelor's degree and apply the knowledge gained to the assignment. In addition to performing duties independently with minimal supervision, students in these positions supervise three or more subordinates with at least one as Student Assistant III. Instruction is provided only for new or unusual situations. Employees perform without direct supervision except for infrequent occasions involving the most complex situations. Work may be reviewed for end result.

Some examples of work or positions may include: research assistant, graduate tutor/grader, graduate teaching assistant, entry level accountant, advanced lab work (requiring specialized knowledge), library technician, student advisor, or peer counselor.