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Credentials Evaluator Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Examines and evaluates complex academic records/credentials of students applying for admission to university and/or graduate program or for graduation. Determines if student meets established academic requirements.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Credentials Evaluator in that incumbents evaluate the more complex credentials, such as international records or non-standard college transcripts and also serve as a resource person to Credentials Evaluators and require less supervision.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates activities of subordinates.
  • Evaluates and certifies complex credentials and transcripts such as those for international applicants; processes credentials based on established graduation and admissions guidelines and policies; ensures authenticity of documents; evaluates credentials for graduate fellowships and assistantships.
  • Prepares list/checksheet of completed and to be completed classes required for degree; reviews and processes program of study for students applying for graduation; uses appropriate catalog and academic curriculum requirements depending on major, minor and appropriate degree.
  • Researches various academic systems to determine transferability and equivalencies of applicants' credits; converts credits to university system; maintains resource/reference file of catalogs, and the like from various universities and institutions.
  • Provides assistance and information to students, general public and departments regarding admission policies and procedures; confers with students planning to transfer regarding transferability of credits.
  • Collaborates with students and advising units regarding problems qualifying for graduation; consults faculty for clarification of requirements; processes curriculum changes and petitions.
  • Maintains computerized student files, applications and credentials; verifies, adds, deletes and corrects permanent student records.
  • Informs students of admissions/graduation acceptance/denial; generates necessary correspondence.
  • Conducts necessary research in order to verify residency status of applicants.
  • Responds to non-routine written inquiries received by department and general public; disseminates information regarding policies and procedures, curriculum requirements, transferability of courses and general campus information.
  • Assists Credential Evaluators with more complex evaluations; trains news staff in procedures and computer use.
  • Interprets department policies; recommends changes to policies and/or procedures to supervisor.
  • Assists supervisor in gathering information and in preparation of various reports; performs other administrative functions in assistance of supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of admissions and graduation procedures.
  • Knowledge and skill in office procedures.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of general clerical experience which includes one year of experience in credential evaluation; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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