In an effort to provide a more comprehensive and equitable basis for compensating “Student Assistant” and “Federal Work Study” employees, the Division of Human Resources has designed this guideline for wage rate structure for student employment opportunities. The rate of pay for each position has been determined by the specific responsibilities and qualifications stipulated in the job description.
Basic Wage Rate Structure
The University has designed four wage levels for student employment. Each level has a specific classification criteria.
LEVEL I Minimum Wage - $8.05/hr
Level I positions are those paid at minimum wage or at entry level rate. Duties for positions paid at minimum wage include tasks that are manual and/or repetitive in nature. Duties for positions paid at entry level are typically general in nature; skills and knowledge can be learned on the job; and duties are assigned or specified by the supervisor.
Working Title: Student Clerk
- Providing support with basic office functions
- Performing basic software program operations
- Answering and Re-directing phone calls
- Filing, sorting mail, running errands
LEVEL II $9.00/hr
Level II positions are moderately complex. Duties include tasks that require experience directly related to the job function, i.e. knowing specialized software programs (Access, PageMaker), demonstrating strong data entry skills, independent decision making on routine tasks. Candidate possesses sound judgment with subjective information in supervisor’s absence and needs only general instruction from supervisor on new assignments. Additionally, duties will include providing staff and faculty with support in the use of office/department equipment; identifying and utilizing resources available throughout the University.
Working Title: Student Office Assistant
- Providing support with the day-to-day operations of the department
- Scheduling office appointments
- Resolving phone inquiries and re-directing calls
LEVEL III $10.00/hr
Level III positions are highly complex and may require specialized certification, training and/or skills typically expected of an Undergraduate student. Candidate possesses problem-solving skills needed to complete tasks or to solve situations that may arise; minimal supervision is needed on most tasks.
Working Title: Student Program Assistant
- Initiating projects appropriate to the job and seeing through to completion.
- Working with specialized software programs; troubleshooting hardware/software problems
- Providing support to staff and faculty with the functional operations of the department with minimal supervision.
- Performing technical and complex tasks after initial instruction from supervisor.
LEVEL IV $13.00/hr
Level IV positions require specialized and technical skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites and/or advanced programming skills. Candidate possesses independent judgment in decisions with high accountability and confidentiality; minimal supervision is required and has the ability to perform duties of job in the event of extended absence of a supervisor.
Working title: Student Associate