A Federal Work Study student assistant works in a particular department of the college or the district site and has job responsibilities specifically designed for a student. Assignments typically deal with clerical or communication related duties and assistance to any division. However, the nature of the job may vary from department to department. These jobs also take into account the class timings and exam schedule of the student and are more flexible than off-campus jobs. Most of these jobs are part of a financial aid package for a student and are also known as work study.
Federal Work Study student employment under the Federal Work Study program is intended, to the maximum extent practicable, to complement and reinforce the educational program or vocational goals of each student. Departments hiring student assistants who are paid through the Federal Work Study program should confirm with the student, the program of study that the student is pursuing and make a reasonable effort to provide a job which relates to and complements the respective program of study.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Federal Work Study student assistants have a wide variety of choices and can choose assignments in a department that is aligned with their academic and career goals and interests, as available. Accordingly, the duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the nature of the assignment. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
a. Clerical office support, such as answering phones, filing, sorting mail.
d. Grading objective tests.
e. Manual labor.
f. Laboratory maintenance; assist students in lab settings.
g. Custodial duties.
h. Grounds keeping.
i. Food preparation.
l. Drive delivery routes.
m. Make simple repairs on various media equipment.
n. Security Patrol.
o. Operate technical equipment.
p. Mix chemicals.
q. Perform tasks requiring technical skills.
r. Deal with public and other students or employees in a stressful environment.
s. Repair technical and electronic equipment.
t. Act as student management trainee.
u. Act as language interpreter or interpreter for the handicapped.
v. Assist students in advanced science or math laboratories.
w. Assist in computer programming. .
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* General office procedures and business etiquette.
* Use modern office equipment.
* Use a computer and applicable software to enter and retrieve information and reports.
* Customer service oriented.
* Basic English, grammar, spelling and punctuation to prepare routine correspondence in some assigned areas.
* Balance work and studies, maintaining the minimum GPA requirements.
* Ability to balance work and studies.