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Financial Aid Processing Technician
Opened until filled



$43,907 to $50,900 PER YEAR

$3,659 to $4,242 PER MONTH


**Board Approval Pending**

Under the general direction of the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Processing Technician assists in the oversight of all software applications and processes used by the financial aid staff.  Expected to maintain and provide support to the Financial Aid Department by building and analyzing reports in Ellucian Banner, the College’s ERP system, and using report-writing software to support data-informed decision-making.  This position supports the ongoing testing of programs, processes and data in Banner and other financial aid systems.  Prepares data needed to file annual federal reports to include IPEDS, MIS and the FISAP to aid the department in meeting regulatory compliance and to assist in operational efficiency.

  • Performs the federal financial aid application data load process, including downloading electronic application and correction records from the federal processor, uploading records to the Banner financial aid system, batch posting data requirements to applicant records, resolving data discrepancies. 
  • Assists in the disbursement of federal student aid; performs revisions to financial aid awards due to changes in enrollment status, requests for changes in award and other special projects.
  • Serves as the primary technical liaison between IT programmers as well as other institutional offices to develop technical solutions in support of institutional strategic initiatives.
  • Performs Financial Aid New Year Roll Process and sets up Banner financial aid system for new aid year.
  • Performs processes required to return funds to the Department of Education for students who withdraw from all classes using the R2T4 calculation.

Any combination equivalent to:

  1. AA degree in a related field and two years of progressively responsible experience with at least one of those years in student financial aid field and/or enterprise software applications.
  2. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Comparable related work experience may substitute for higher education. 



  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Federal and State regulations, policies and procedures relating to awarding and administering Federal and State Financial Aid.
  • Applicable word processing, spreadsheet, and student database applications.
  • Basic principles of data communication and high level of skill in operating computer systems and related equipment.
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills.
  • Keep abreast of trends, technological advances and changes in regulations applicable to assigned area.
  • Maintain comprehensive records and files according to legal guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and records.
  • Work effectively and simultaneously to meet project deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Work independently to complete complex tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Plan and organize time and work effectively
  • Convey technical concepts to others, resolve difficult and sensitive situations
  • Analyze technical and complex information and documents and make assessments according to well-established policies, procedures, and mandated regulations. 



The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.  


In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.  The employee participates in the California Public Employee Retirement System through District and employee contributions.


Selection Process

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  At the discretion of the District, videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend a slate of finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.


The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.


Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.


College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District 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 ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.


College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Indoor work environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Requires sufficient hand, arm, finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard, ten-key, or other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone, carry on routine conversations, and project voice to a small group.
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