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24 Feb 2021

Full-Time Veterans Certifying Official

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent, classified Veterans Certifying Official (Program Specialist 2). If you are passionate about non-traditional student learning and military-affiliated learners, and you feel you can be a part of a staff to meet and exceed learner expectations, while communicating timely and accurate information to our diverse populations of students, potential students and associated Veterans partners, we encourage you to apply. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Darcy Rourk, Interim Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2119,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain knowledge of issues pertaining to VA education benefits and Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) and State Approving Authority
  • Submit enrollment certifications to Veteran’s Affairs (VA)
  • Ensure that students are aware of how to use their benefits
  • Confirm school practices are compliant with VA, DoD and State regulations
  • Maintain an enrollment verification system
  • Submit updated certifications
  • Submit TA grades
  • Troubleshoot account reconciliation issues
  • Develop and maintain strong working knowledge of all federal, state, and institutional sources of financial aid and regulations
  • Assist students and families, other College offices, and sponsoring agencies with various financial matters
  • Prepare, review, and respond to a broad range of financial aid interactions
  • Review and resolve application and eligibility problems
  • Prepare, maintain, and analyze various reports
  • Provide information related to institutional scholarships
  • Oversee the development and implementation of information for public distribution
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Human Services, Student Personnel Administration, Business Administration, or related areas of study.
  • One year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to complete and maintain, upon hire, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) training modules necessary to attain the School Certifying Official (SCO) certificate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient in student information systems and customer relationship software
  • Prior military service

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How to Apply

Salary/Benefits:  Starting Salary:  $3,294 monthly                 Range:  42                           Code:  107I Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver. Application Deadline:  Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., March 10, 2021.   REQUIRED ONLINE APPLICATION MATERIALS:
  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Military and veterans.

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