Los Angeles Community College District

Academic Scheduling Specialist (#2442)

$27.84-$34.49 hourly / $4,825.50-$5,977.94 monthly / $57,906.00-$71,735.28 annual


Definition

Performs paraprofessional and technical duties related to the production of a college's schedule of classes and catalog.

Typical Duties

Writes instructions and develops worksheets and time lines for use by department chairs in submitting information for the class schedule and catalog of a college.

Reviews information submitted for a college's class schedule and catalog for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to policies and practices for the Office of Academic Affairs.

Compiles data and prepares draft or camera ready copy of a college's class schedule and catalog for submittal to the printer.

Coordinates time lines, printing requirements, delivery and mailing schedules for a college's class schedule and catalog with the printer.

Critically reviews and resolves discrepancies in faculty assignments, class assignments, time schedules, room assignments, and related matters which includes, correcting and/or inputting information in the scheduling database in cooperation with department chairs and personnel office staff.

Participates with administrative staff in making editorial decisions such as format, document size, and use of artwork for the class schedule and catalog of a college.

Recommends and initiates procedural changes to expedite transmittal of information and/or facilitate implementation of policies and programs.

Maintains the database used for student registration by making daily changes and updates, troubleshooting database problems identified by staff in Admissions and Records or the Business Office, generating reports, and changing bulletins.

Uploads and maintains class schedule and catalog information on a college website.

Gathers data and prepares reports on matters such as full-time equivalents, class size, weekly student contact hours, room utilization, faculty assignments, and staffing.

Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of computer software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, web, and graphics in completing assigned work.

May conduct training sessions for administrative and departmental staff on procedures related to the production of a college's class schedule and catalog and information available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

May provide administrative support functions to the Office of Academic Affairs such as compiling data and information, responding to routine inquiries from staff and other District offices, preparing and processing operational documents, and resolving problems related to the work of the office during peak workload periods or in the absence of assigned staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Academic Scheduling Specialist performs paraprofessional and technical duties related to the production of a college’s schedule of classes and catalog.  Use of computers and advanced software applications is an integral aspect of the duties.

 

An Administrative Aide applies a thorough knowledge of established procedures and policies in the areas of: budgeting, procurement and contracts, personnel, payroll, the production of a college’s schedule of classes and catalog, and other centralized administrative activities for a major organizational unit.  Proficiency in the methods, procedures, and policies utilized in the Los Angeles Community College District is of greater importance than a broad knowledge of the general principles and practices of office administration.  May perform lead duties.  Use of computers and advanced software applications is an integral aspect of the duties.  

Supervision

General supervision is received from a Vice President, Academic Affairs or his/her designee. Functional supervision may be received from an academic or classified supervisor. May provide work direction to assigned clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Computer software used for producing college class schedules and catalog such as PeopleSoft, Protocol, SAP and DEC interfaces

Computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, web, graphics, and desktop publishing

Basic policies and procedures related to academic personnel assignments and transactions

Payroll rules, policies, and records affecting time reporting for academic staff

Organization and key staff of major operating units of the college and the District

District policies and procedures related to the operations of an Office of Academic Affairs

Practices and procedures of office management

Customer service techniques for public contact in person, on the telephone, and in written communications

Basic research methods

Report and business correspondence formats

Proper business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage

Organization and use of records and files


Skills:

Use of computer equipment


Ability to:

Efficiently produce a college class schedule and catalog using computer software such as PeopleSoft, Protocol, SAP and DEC interfaces

 

Effectively utilize the features of computer software such as Word, Excel, Access, Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat and resources such as the business warehouse and PeopleSoft queries to create and maintain files, retrieve data, manipulate data, format reports, and publish final documents

 

Understand, interpret, apply and explain District rules, guidelines and procedures

 

Critically review and troubleshoot software and data problems and take corrective action

 

Gather and compile data in written, tabular and graphic form

 

Critically review source data and detect and correct errors

 

Evaluate work methods and efficiency

 

Perform mathematical computations of moderate difficulty

 

Effectively communicate orally and in writing

 

Write clear and effective reports, correspondence and informational materials

 

Work independently on assigned projects

 

Meet schedules and critical time lines

 

Train and provide work direction to others

 

Establish and maintain effective relationships with administrators, division chairs, staff and the public

 

Maintain a variety of logs, files, and records

 

Learn specialized software applications and systems used in the assigned unit

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A.    A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university which must have included or been supplemented by 18 semester units in computer applications technology, computer information technology, math or a related field.

OR

B.    An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in computer applications and office technology (CAOT), computer information technology, math, or a related field AND two years of full-time, paid experience in coordinating the clerical operations of an office or in desktop publishing. The required experience must have included responsibility for establishing project schedules and logistics, developing and maintaining a database, and resolving database problems.  Related experience in a college setting is desirable.

 OR

C.    Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full time, paid experience  which included responsibilities related to the preparation of a college catalog, college class schedule, or the assignment of academic college staff. College-level course work in computer applications and office technology (CAOT), computer information technology, math or a related field is desirable.

Special:


A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required fro some positions.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 2442; EST: ; REV: 7/25/2018;