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Job ID: 144022

Applications Training Specialist
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2020
Title Applications Training Specialist
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Information Technology

Applications Training Specialist

Position Number: 2013141079

Department: Information Technology

Job Category: Classified Unit A

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: A-105

Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $5,601 - $6,148 per month

Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement

Open Date: 03/04/2020

Initial Screening Date: 08/13/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online unless otherwise noted at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Basic Function/Overview:


Under general supervision, provides technical training and expertise to the District's faculty and staff regarding various software and system applications; develops training course curriculum and materials; develops and maintains standards for user documentation and systems applications.


Receives general supervision from the Director, Enterprise Application Systems. Exercises no supervision of staff.


This is a specialized classification responsible for providing user support, training, systems, and software recommendations and assistance with departmental projects, as assigned. Incumbents are expected to possess comprehensive knowledge of the District's systems and software. The work requires the frequent use of tact and judgment, working knowledge of District-wide information technology systems and software, and the ability to conduct independent projects and programs. This classification is distinguished from other IT classifications by specializing in user training of the District's software and system applications. This class is further distinguished from the Director, Enterprise Application Systems in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the Enterprise Application Systems unit.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:



1. Plans, schedules, and conducts training classes and demonstrations for District faculty and staff on various software and system applications, including Banner, Argos, and Luminis; instructs users in software applications for optimal usage.
2. Determines training objectives and requirements; develops curriculum; prepares and designs training materials, reference guides, and user manuals.
3. Responds to user questions, performs second-level troubleshooting on systems and applications, and provides diagnostic analysis; implements and/or recommends corrective actions for users with existing and new software applications.
4. Supports software development and project staff; evaluates new software and system applications for quality, accuracy, and effectiveness.
5. Defines user software and application requirements; makes recommendations for changes and enhancements to software applications to meet end users needs.
6. Assists with special projects; designs implementation procedures; develops documentation for new technology and software development.
7. Assists in coordinating activities with help desk, network services, or other information technology staff.
8. Assists lower-level and new staff as required.
9. Participates in group problem solving activities to promote continual business process improvements and initiatives.
10. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

Knowledge of:

1. Applicable District and departmental codes, policies, and procedures.
2. Basic principles and practices used in the operations, maintenance, and administration of network operating systems, personal computer system hardware, and related software systems.
3. Principles and practices of training program development, management, implementation, review, analysis, and evaluation.
4. Basic techniques and methods of computer software evaluation, implementation, and documentation.
5. Personal computer and network system application software packages.
6. Troubleshooting, configuration, and installation techniques.
7. Computer software, network technology, and operating system products.
8. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
9. Business letter writing and record keeping principles and procedures.
10. Methods, techniques, and practices of data collection and report writing.
11. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
12. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
13. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff.

Skills and Abilities:

Skills and Abilities to:

1. Perform a variety of functions in the operation of a variety of computer equipment and peripheral components; troubleshoot related problems and take appropriate action.
2. Identify and resolve software problems and perform corrective action.
3. Train staff on software applications usage.
4. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
5. Respond to and effectively prioritize phone calls and other requests for service.
6. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
7. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
8. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
9. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
10. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
11. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in computer science or related field and two (2) years of responsible experience developing technical documentation and testing systems application software.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be listed above in Minimum Qualifications/Education and Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Employees work in an office environment with moderate levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or students in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Incumbents in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds with the use of proper equipment.


Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims (original receipts) must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

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