Recruitment and Employment Opportunities
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Looking to make a career or job change? These are just a few perks and benefits of working at Sierra College:
5 Great Reasons to Work Here
- Sierra College received the 2019 Wonderful Workplace award at the annual Rocklin Chamber Business Excellence Awards.
- We are one of Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the nation.
- The Accrediting Commission recognized Sierra “for its exemplary practice of providing personnel with opportunities for continued professional development in order to meet its mission.” This includes providing students and employees with a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our students.
- Sierra has a commitment to culturally-responsive strategies and methods. In fact, all newly hired faculty participate in a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate program and New Faculty Academy. We also have ongoing networking events, mentorship and support for employees who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).
- We offer a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including family coverage, health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) OR State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), income protection, life insurance, sick leave, vacation and holidays, as well as flexible work schedules (for classified professionals and managers), such as 4×10 work schedules in the summer (negotiated each year).
If you are interested in joining a workplace that is committed to equity, student success and its employees, we hope you’ll consider Sierra College.
Tips and Tools for Prospective Applicants
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. Therefore, we are seeking candidates who share our college’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.
This includes candidates who:
- Have a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds.
- Are committed to helping our racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.
- Want to help Sierra College eliminate equity gaps in all student populations while fully engaging our college community.
Tip: We ask that candidates address these qualities throughout their application materials.
Do you need help creating a resume or preparing for an interview? Do you need access to a computer or the internet to complete an employment application? Consider using these employment services and resources to get started:
Sierra College uses a participatory governance approach, and therefore the individuals who serve on hiring committees include faculty, staff and managers appointed by various constituent groups. Hiring committees can vary from small to large. Please do not be alarmed if a hiring committee is larger as every individual has been trained on equity and committed to an equity-minded recruitment process.
What is NEOGOV or NEOED (Government Jobs)?
NEOGOV, also known as NEOED or GovernmentJobs.com, is the Applicant Tracking System used by Sierra College and many other public sector agencies where applicants may search and apply for employment opportunities.
Having trouble accessing the NEOGOV/NEOED website?
We first recommend trying a different browser. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer, maybe try Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The NEOGOV/NEOED system may encounter issues if you are using Mozilla Firefox to complete and submit your application.
We recommend applicants contact NEOGOV/NEOED’s Applicant Support Line at (855) 524-5627 if you need assistance with your online applicant account. Applicant Support is available between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday or use the Help Guide.
How can I find out the status of my employment application?
Sign in to your NEOGOV/NEOED account that was created when you applied to check the status of your employment application. You can get more detailed status information for all applications by clicking on Applications & Status in the top menu bar (in the pulldown below your name). The Submitted button displays all applications that you have successfully submitted. You can also click on History to see more information. This can include a summary of the steps in the hiring process: The Incomplete button displays all applications that you started but did not complete. Click on the job title, and then Apply to complete the application. You can click the trash can icon if you want to delete an application without completing it. For more information please review the NEOGOV/NEOED/Government Jobs Help Guide.
What does it mean in NEOGOV/NEOED when it says “Committee Review”?
Committee Review means that the hiring committee members are currently reviewing and assessing the application materials for all applicants. Committee members may review applications for 2-3 weeks.
Do I need to upload all (both undergraduate and graduate) transcripts?
Yes, for all positions that have a degree requirement, transcripts must be uploaded for any degrees conferred. Please note that unofficial transcripts are permissible; however, upon hire, official transcripts will be required/requested. The transcripts are used for determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position (to show all classes have been completed), and for salary placement for faculty positions.
What if I am unable to upload multiple transcripts in NEOGOV/NEOED?
First, please make sure you are using one of the following Internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You should see an option that says “Add supplemental attachment” with a plus sign. Please click on that option to include additional documents to your application.
I submitted my application, but I see an error. How do I update my application after submission?
NEOGOV/NEOED/Government Jobs has an Applicant Support Line at (855) 524-5627 that you may contact if you need assistance with your online applicant account. Applicant Support is available between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
I submitted my application for the adjunct/part-time faculty and/or substitute-temporary employment pool, what is the status of my application?
These positions are based on department need each semester. In order to create a pool of qualified applicants, Sierra College accepts applications in all subject areas and conducts interviews for teaching positions throughout the year. Applications are kept in the hiring pool for a period of two years. The number of open positions varies from semester to semester. If your application materials, meet the requirements needed for the department, the Division Dean, Department or Hiring Chair will contact you directly for an interview when a position becomes available. We appreciate your interest in Sierra College!
How long is the recruitment process typically?
For classified or management positions, it can take between 6-8 weeks. For faculty positions, it can take between 14-16 weeks. These timelines reflect from when the position opens to when it is filled. Although this is a typical timeline, depending on a variety of circumstances, the timeline could be shorter or longer. Please check your application status in NEOGOV/NEOED/Government Jobs.
What does it mean for a position to need Board approval?
Board approval means that as a public institution all of our positions must be approved by our Board of Trustees and individuals hired cannot start their employment until after the Board of Trustees approves that hire.
If I am applying for a faculty position, when would my start date be?
The recruitment process begins at least a semester prior to the start date for a faculty position. For example, if the recruitment process is taking place in the Spring Semester, this is typically for a Fall Semester hire.
For faculty positions, please keep the following in mind:
- Be sure to upload all of your transcripts for any institutions where classes have been completed with your NEOGOV (also known as GovernmentJobs.com) application. The transcripts are used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as well as for salary placement once the position has been offered.
- Unofficial transcripts are permitted when applying for a position; however, once selected for hire, official sealed transcripts will be required.
- Transcripts must have the date that the degree was conferred or awarded.
- Human Resources will count the number of units for salary placement after the conferred graduation date of the Bachelor’s degree, unless the minimum qualifications requires an Associate’s degree.
- Review the Sierra College salary schedules
- For all positions, please note that our Human Resources Department does not review or forward letters of recommendation to the hiring committee
Foreign Transcript Information
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution outside of the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Companies that provide transcript evaluation services:
The minimum qualifications for a position can be found within the description of the position in NEOGOV (also known as NEOED or Government Jobs) and/or on the job announcement. For faculty positions, the minimum qualifications for a position are determined by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
If you are unsure if you meet the minimum qualifications for a position, we encourage you to participate in the equivalency process by completing the relevant form and uploading it with your employment application for your interested position.
In this process, a committee gathers and reviews the documentation. They evaluate the classes you have taken and your relevant experience and skills to see if it is equivalent or can substitute the minimum qualifications required for the position. When completing the form, be as thorough as possible. The information you provide is what helps the committee make their determination.
The Sierra College Equity Educator Internship Program is instrumental in developing a talented and dynamic pool of equity-minded community college faculty (e.g., instructors, counselors, librarians, etc.) who can intentionally contribute towards Sierra College’s goals of eliminating equity gaps and increasing student success.
The Equity Educator Internship Program is designed to provide hands-on experience in an educational setting with a Faculty Ambassador (mentor) for one semester. To enhance the Equity Educator’s introduction to the field of instruction, the program has the following two components:
- Approximately 16 hours of equity and student-centered training (at no cost to the Equity Educator) and
- Approximately 64 hours of classroom observation/program requirements, which includes no more than six hours of direct instruction.
Equity Educators intern with a Faculty Ambassador dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally-responsive to the students it serves. The internship program is committed to providing opportunities to Equity Educators (interns) to learn and practice learning strategies appropriate for diverse community college students as a means of recruiting qualified faculty with an equity mindset.
To learn more about this program, please contact the Director of Diversity, EEO and Title IX via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu. The application for this program will be available on an annual basis (typically in the Spring Semester for a Fall Semester start) and can be found on our Employment Opportunities website (should the College currently be recruiting for the program).