Job Pay Levels and Salary Administration

LEVEL A

General Tasks: Routine typing, opening mail, entering data on prescribed forms, message or package delivery, word processing, data entry, filing, photocopying, collating and assembling materials, answering phones; routine grounds keeping activities, running errands, setting up rooms, routine custodial duties.

Skills: Knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar. Skill in typing or data entry. Ability to compute and tabulate using basic mathematics. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to file and retrieve records. Basic knowledge of tools and equipment used in audio-visual, custodial or grounds keeping work. Basic ability to use personal computers.

Hourly Rate:

$9.50 current starting wage; subject to change in accordance with prevailing State and/or Federal minimum wage legislation.

LEVEL B

General Tasks: Academic computer center support including explaining and assisting users with software, maintaining printers, monitoring computer center user log-in process, inventorying equipment and supplies. Advanced clerical or laboratory support work, requiring knowledge sufficient to conduct office or field research work of a complex nature, to perform difficult tests on a variety of materials or substances in laboratories, to set up or clean up laboratory experiments as directed. One-on-one peer tutoring in remedial or entry level subject matter. Completing maintenance activities requiring specialized skills and knowledge of unit operations.

Same as for level A plus paraprofessional level knowledge of and ability to explain unit procedures. Considerable knowledge and experience using tools and equipment in performing required work. Knowledge of laboratory procedures sufficient to provide paraprofessional research support and to set up and clean up for lab classes with little or no supervision. Knowledge of principles and practices of office management to provide lead-worker direction to other students. Ability to assist faculty, staff and students with research and other projects; to maintain computer files and documentation, and to perform equipment maintenance.

Hourly rate:

$9.70 current starting wage; subject to change in accordance with prevailing State and/or Federal minimum wage legislation.

LEVEL C

General Tasks: Responsible for advanced levels of technical or paraprofessional assistance and support; schedule and provide direction to other student employees; review student time reports. Serve as a paid intern where the internship requires special expertise and knowledge in the discipline area. Provide advanced level tutoring or conduct tutorial workshops requiring in-depth knowledge of a subject or discipline.

Skills: Comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the computer center's software packages; ability to oversee laboratories or the computer center in the absence of regular staff; ability to provide leadership to others, ability to explain subject matter at advanced levels; ability to enforce standards and regulations, and to react quickly in emergency situations.

Hourly Rate:

$10.38 current starting wage; subject to change in accordance with prevailing State and/or Federal minimum wage legislation.

Change to Student Employee Pay Rate

Periodically, student workers may be given a pay rate raise if the student has met the following criteria:

  • Has worked sufficient time at Metropolitan State University in any position corresponding to the current pay level to qualify for a pay raise (see Procedure 512 for details);
  • Has performed satisfactorily in the position;
  • Demonstrates appropriate skills.

Change to Student Employee Pay Level

If the supervisor determines that a student worker should be at a higher pay level due to the nature of changed or increased job duties, a new position description has to be sent to HR for review and approval.

Job Pay Levels and Salary Administration for GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Hourly rate:

$14.00 current starting wage; subject to change in accordance with prevailing State and/or Federal minimum wage legislation.Graduate Assistants are required to work a minimum of 14 hours per week during the entire academic semester. For more details regarding Graduate Assistantships view Procedure 513.