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Student On-Campus Employment Program

Employer Resources

**Reminder: As of January 1, 2018, minimum wage is $11 an hour**

 

The Career Center and Human Resources have joined forces in the development of the new Student On-Campus Employment Program (SOCEP)! The Student On-Campus Employment Program (SOCEP) is a student employment program with an objective to increase on-campus student employment for those students not necessarily eligible for work-study. The goals of the program are to:

  • provide students the opportunity to gain valuable UC work experience while earning necessary income, in an effort to mitigate increased higher education costs.

  • provide departments with the opportunity to utilize the skills and abilities of UCR students, strengthen students’ employment potential upon graduation, and reduce temporary staffing costs.

  • Student Guidelines & Resources

    Questions?
    Contact the UCR Student Employment Coordinator, 8 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at 951.827.2735

  • Department Guidelines & Resources
    • Review the  How to Hire a Student handout and the  Student Employment Guidelines
    • Post a Job via UCR Handshake for all student hires via the Student On-Campus Employment Program, which will enable accurate assessment of this new program Post the position via UCR Handshake (no need to use iRecruit)

      • Be sure to attach the new Student Application  form to your job posting as part of the application instructions, as well as the  Supplemental Form if applicable.
      • Review the Sample Job Descriptions & Suggested Salaries below as a guide to assist you in quickly describing the position you need and assigning an appropriate salary.  The job description can be drafted in a variety of forms (no need to have the position classified by Human Resources). We encourage you to incorporate  Career Readiness as defined by NACE to your job descriptions.
      • Post the position for a minimum of 48 hours (no need to post the position for a two week minimum)

    Questions?
    Contact the Career Center, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday, at 951.827.3631

Sample Job Descriptions (For Campus Departments)

  • Office General
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, provide general office support such as: greet visitors; file, type, and scan documents; enter data into spreadsheets/data applications; answer phones and assist callers; organize and sort documents; assist with mail; assist with calendar scheduling and meeting arrangements.

    Minimum Requirements: Customer service skills, ability to follow instructions to complete assignments, ability to work in coordination with others, and attention to detail. Typing skills preferred.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, provide office support such as: greet visitors; file, type, and scan documents; update or maintain spreadsheets/data applications, run reports, assist with researching questions; answer phones and assist callers; process mail; assist with calendar scheduling and meeting arrangements; and assist with special projects.

    Minimum Requirements: Customer service skills, ability to follow instructions to complete assignments, ability to work independently under prescribed guidelines and in coordination with others, attention to detail, and experience with Microsoft Office or similar applications. Typing skills or prior office experience preferred.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
    • Suggested hiring salary range, with prior office experience: 13.00+ per hour
  • Library Services
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, file, retrieve, and copy materials; sort mail; answer telephone and provide caller assistance; perform routine record keeping; package, label, and shelve books; and perform routine circulation desk duties.

    Minimum Requirements: No prior experience required. Be available to work evenings and weekends. Typing skills preferred.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, serve as a lead for student employees working in the Assistant I role. Coordinate the work and provide guidance to student employees performing routine administrative duties involving document and mail handling, phones, customer service, shelving, and circulation desk duties.

    Minimum Requirements: Prior related experience required. Be available to work evenings and weekends. Typing skills preferred.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
  • Transportation and Parking Services
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, assist visitors at campus Information Kiosks, serve as event parking attendants, assist with street and lot security, and serve as traffic control guides.

    Minimum Requirements: Availability to work evenings and weekends, valid drivers’ license, UCR student age 18 and older.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 per hour

    Upon completion of training as Assistant I, students qualify for consideration to advance to Assistant II, Title Code 4921, at $9.50 per hour.


    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, assist visitors at campus Information Kiosks, serve as event parking attendants, assist with street and lot security, and serve as traffic control guides.

    Minimum Requirements: Successful completion of training as Assistant I. Be available to work evenings and weekends. Have a valid drivers’ license. Be a UCR student age 18 and older.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 per hour
  • Sciences - General Laboratory
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, assist in the general support of a laboratory. Perform general laboratory duties such as washing glassware or equipment, cleaning work areas, preparing and mixing solutions, stocking standard laboratory supplies, sorting and labeling supplies, and basic recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, perform general laboratory duties such as washing equipment and cleaning work areas, preparing and mixing solutions, stocking and organizing laboratory supplies, assist with data collection for research, and recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Course work in related sciences, ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
  • Sciences - Greenhouse Laboratory
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, assist in the maintenance of plant specimens. Perform work in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field, including: watering, trimming and repotting, mixing soil and solutions, planting seed, disposing of plant material, collecting experimental samples, and basic recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, perform work in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field, including: maintaining plant populations, planting seed and repotting plants, disposing of plant material, and collecting experimental samples. Assist with data collection for research and recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Course work in related sciences, ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
  • Sciences - Insect Colonies Laboratory
    Student I, Title Code 4922

    Working under close supervision, assist in the maintenance of insect colonies. Perform work in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field, including: preparing insect diet, washing laboratory equipment and culture supplies, collecting specimens, and basic recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Working under general supervision, perform work in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field, including: maintaining insect colonies, cleaning laboratory equipment, and collecting specimens. Assist with data collection for research and recordkeeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Course work in related sciences, ability to move laboratory supplies and equipment, ability to work indoors or outdoors, and ability to follow instructions to complete assignments.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
  • Entertainment/Media/Performing Arts
    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Box Office Assistant

    Working under general supervision, assist in performing box office duties including: ticket sales and electronic data entry, answer telephone and provide caller assistance, and basic record keeping.

    Minimum Requirements: Customer service skills, ability to follow instructions to complete assignments, ability to work independently under prescribed guidelines and in coordination with others, attention to detail, and availability to work evenings and weekends. Typing skills or prior office experience preferred.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.00 - $13.50 per hour

    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Scene Shop Assistant

    Working under general supervision, assist in the construction of scenery for theatre productions, including: shop and stage cleanup, load-in of scenery, and striking of stage sets.

    Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of and experience in general carpentry and power tool operation, ability to move stage sets and equipment, ability to climb ladders and work on catwalks, ability to follow instructions to complete assignments, and availability to work evenings and weekends.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $16.50 per hour
  • Computers/IT
    Student II, Title Code 4921

    Help Desk Technician

    Working under general supervision and in a team environment, provide IT support for service requests for PC hardware, software, printer and mobile devices. Install computer hardware and software, troubleshoot computer related problems, assist users, and perform minor repairs.

    Minimum Requirements: Customer service skills, ability to work independently under prescribed guidelines and in coordination with others, knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, basic knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, and strong troubleshooting skills.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $20.50 per hour
    • Suggested hiring salary range, with prior IT experience: 13.00+ per hour

    Assistant II, Title Code 4921

    Multimedia Operator Student Assistant

    Working under general supervision and in a team environment, assist with delivering and operating audiovisual equipment, computers, and networked controllers. Perform scheduled delivery and setup of classroom technology and presentation systems, including support of classroom computers. Perform routine checks, replacement of consumable parts, cleaning, and basic calibration operations to ensure that equipment performs properly. Audiovisual equipment includes computers, LCD Projectors, 16mm film projectors, audio and video recorders/players, document cameras, and sound amplification systems.

    Minimum Requirements: Customer service skills, ability to move and transport audiovisual equipment, good oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently under prescribed guidelines and in coordination with others, PC experience, and valid driver’s license for use of department vehicle.

    • Suggested hiring salary range: $11.50 - $20.50 per hour
    • Suggested hiring salary range, with prior IT experience: 13.00+ per hour

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