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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4570 

Occ. Group: 314.967 

Student Work Program Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in assigning students to on-campus jobs, coordinating the student work program regarding payroll, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Explains the student work program to interested and eligible students concerning their responsibilities in the program, salaries, hours, etc.

Assigns students to on-campus jobs.

Completes necessary forms concerning the work assignments and distributes and/or maintains as needed.

Insures that working students are placed on the payroll by coding the computer.

Maintains a running balance of each department's expenditures to date for the program.

Reviews the CWSP printout to insure that every student awarded a work program is working and that no student is exceeding their allotted amount.

Answers correspondence and phone calls from departments concerning their budget, assignment of student workers, terminations, etc.

Evaluates data from student applications for available programs to determine eligibility.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic student work program administration procedures and practices.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Knowledge of business English and arithmetic.

Knowledge of the application of bookkeeping principles to routine transactions.

Ability to perform light typing.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, the students and other employees.

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school including or supplemented by courses in general office practices and bookkeeping. Some experience in the secretarial/clerical field. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
3/6/85          4     512021122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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