UAS/Work Study Job Descriptions

UAS/Work Study Job Descriptions

Based on federal guidelines, all campus-based programs for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program must have a written job description. We have created job descriptions to ensure that assigned FWS students campus assignments qualify under the FWS program regulations. This is also expanded to include the University Academic Service (UAS) Scholarships based on University Policy 1204.

Below is a comprehensive list of available job positions on campus for UAS scholarships and FWS students. Each position provides a general summary of the role, qualifications, and "Career Ready" core competencies students will be able to obtain through their appointment.

Note: For Tech students looking for additional on-campus jobs or other part-time jobs outside of UAS or Federal Work Study, please login to your "Handshake" account to explore opportunities coordinated by the Center for Career Development.

  • Athletics Assistant

    Athletics Assistant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Assists with ticket office sales, game day set up, athletic team assistance, and other duties as assigned

    General Qualifications: Ability to be physically active and travel to/from games.  Computer knowledge, professional work ethic, great communication skills, detail oriented, customer service driven. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral/Written Communication skills; Teamwork/Collaboration skills
    • Other skills developed: customer service skills

  • Childcare Assistant

    Childcare Assistant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Interact appropriately with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Support the teachers and assistants in the classroom with daily operations that provide age-appropriate activities. Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor. Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, shredding and running errands. Other duties as assigned.

    General Qualifications: Students may be required to complete a background check. A strong desire to work with children and families to exhibit the highest standards and best practices in childcare and early education professions. Must be willing to meet and exceed the Department of Human Services (DHS) rules and regulations- training provided. Computer knowledge, good work ethic (dependable) and communication skills, ability to follow directions, good phone etiquette, willingness to learn. 

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving; Oral/Written Communication skills;  Professionalism/Work Ethic)
    • Other skills developed: baseline customer services skills

  • Clerical Support Student

    Clerical Support Student

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, shredding and running errands.   Other duties as assigned.

    General Qualifications: basic computer knowledge, good work ethic (dependable) and communication skills, ability to follow directions, good phone etiquette, willingness to learn.  

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral/Written Communications Skills; baseline Collaboration/Teamwork skills
    • Other skills identified: baseline customer services skills; office skills

  • Community Service Representative

    Community Service Representative

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Responsible for gaining work experience through service opportunities provided through the Upper Cumberland area via Tennessee Tech Service Learning Center.  Responsible for selecting a service location that may require various job duties ranging from clerical to hands on maintenance. Assist with various tasks as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, and shredding.  Other duties as assigned.

    General Qualifications: Students in this position must be a University Academic Scholarship (UAS) student with service component in their offered scholarship, ability to work off campus within the community while representing Tennessee Tech, provide own transportation,  dependable, good work ethic and communication skills, ability to follow directions while working independently with a willingness to learn.  Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and written communication skills; Professionalism and work ethic; Teamwork and Collaboration skills
    • **Other skill development contingent upon exact work location and job responsibilities

  • Computer Lab Attendant

    Computer Lab Attendant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with lab maintenance. Inspect lab technology and escalate any issues to appropriate ITS (Information Technology Services) team. Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties. Other duties as assigned.

    General Qualifications: Preferred focus in IT/Technology related degree. Good interpersonal skills, working knowledge of basic computer programs, commitment to building positive client relationships and willingness to learn. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and Written Communication skills; Digital technology; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • IT (Information Technology) Representative

    IT (Information Technology) Representative

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Focus on IT check out service to Tennessee Tech students.  Responsible for monitoring equipment for problems on a continual basis.  Provides preventative maintenance on equipment, assists with printing questions/troubleshooting printing problems, diagnose network and application problems, reports problems to myTECH supervisor if unable to resolve. Maintains printers by refilling paper and toner, addressing paper jams as they occur.  Update technology instructions as necessary.

    General Qualifications: Working knowledge of PC and Apple software, ability to multitask effectively, exercise patience and professionalism during stressful situations, possess the ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision. Professional work ethic and appearance required. Preferred: prior experience in ITS. Energetic, outgoing, approachable, friendly and helpful attitude. Good interpersonal skills. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Digital technology; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving; Written and Oral Communication Skills; Collaboration/Teamwork skills
    • Other skills identified: customer service skills

  • IT (Information Technology)-iMaker

    IT (Information Technology)-iMaker

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Supervise and maintain iMakerSpace facilities and equipment inventory for safe operation practices.  Assist users to operate tools, 3D Printers and instruments. Schedule and track the use of the iMaker space. Responsible for community outreach (photo taking, content development, and hosting events) and provides guided tours to campus visitors.  Commit to deadlines and complete projects.  

    General Qualifications: Great customer service, communication & interpersonal skills, professional work ethic and appearance. Energetic, outgoing, approachable, friendly and helpful attitude. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and Written Communication skills; Digital technology; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Lab Assistant

    Lab Assistant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Perform routine tasks in a research environment. Assist staff in laboratory or fieldwork. Dispense supplies to laboratories, clean glassware, and maintain inventory/stock room.  Organize work, collect and analyze data, make calculations, prepare reports, keep records, and make independent decisions. Other clerical duties as assigned by supervisor.

    General Qualifications: Professional demeanor, basic computer knowledge, good work ethic (dependable) and communication skills, ability to follow directions, and willingness to learn.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and Written Communication skills; Digital technology; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Lab Technician

    Lab Technician

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Perform routine tasks in a research environment. Assist staff in laboratory or fieldwork. Dispense supplies to laboratories, clean glassware, and maintain inventory/stock room.  Organize work, collect and analyze data, make calculations, prepare reports, keep records, and make independent decisions. Other clerical duties as assigned by supervisor. Willingness to work with live animals, plants, and handle biological specimens.

    General Qualifications: Professional demeanor, basic computer knowledge, good work ethic (dependable) and communication skills, ability to follow directions, and willingness to learn.  Job responsibilities could include assisting in farm work or teaching assistance.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Digital technology; Critical Thinking; Professionalism and work ethic; Teamwork and Collaboration; Oral and written communication skills
    • Other skills: Lab skills, organizing and inventory skills

  • Mechanical Technician

    Mechanical Technician

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, shredding and running errands.   Assist in the shop with daily duties including organizing supplies, shop cleanliness, and other duties as assigned. Students working specifically with BAJA team (limited openings) will work with a team captain for additional assignments.

    General Qualifications: Ability to stay focused, follow directions, contribute to a safe working environment.  Basic understanding of hand tools and manual machinery.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral/Written Communication skills; Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Other skills developed: customer service skills

  • Office Assistant

    Office Assistant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and front desk coverage.  Performs data entry tasks. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, shredding and running errands. Communicates at a high level both verbally and in writing.  Commitment to deadlines and complete projects (ex: develop power point, flyers, marketing materials) on time. Maintains strict adherence to records, privacy, FERPA regulations and confidentiality.  Assists with special events.  Other duties as assigned.

    General Qualifications: Average computer knowledge, professional work ethic, great communication skills, detail oriented, customer service driven.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and Written Communication Skills, baseline competencies in Digital Technology; baseline skill development in Professionalism and Work Ethic and Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Other skills identified: customer service skills; office skills

  • Recreational Assistant

    Recreational Assistant

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assist with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and desk coverage. Monitors orderly operation of the fitness room and provides routine maintenance to fitness equipment.  Ensures fitness areas is adequately stocked with water, towels, and clean equipment.

    General Qualifications: Personable, dependable, willingness to learn.  Looking for specific interests such as: lifeguard, sports officials, sports field maintenance, fitness instructors, swim instructors, bike maintenance experience, and camping and outdoor experience.  Students may be required to submit to a background check. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies: 

    • Oral/Written Communication Skills
    • Other skills developed: customer service skills

  • Tutor

    Tutor

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Provide individual and small group tutoring to students. Assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems, work on study skills by coaching to assist in the student becoming a successful, independent learner. Other assistance might include: reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for papers, or working on solutions to problems. Tutoring is a supplement to classroom teaching. Maintains strict adherence to records, privacy, FERPA regulations and confidentiality.

    General Qualifications: An A or B grade in the course(s) to be tutored. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher may be required based on your assignment. Please note that some, not all, major concentrations or assignments will require sophomore grade level or higher. Responsible, dependable, honest, mature, and sensitive to a diversity of students.  Disposition to help, prepare and teach others to achieve success. Hours may include nights and/or weekends.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral/Written Communication skills; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving; Leadership; baseline Collaboration/Teamwork
    • Other skills developed: customer services skills

  • University Representative

    University Representative

    Federal Work Study Rate of pay for the 2019-2020 Award year is $8.00 per hour.

    Federal Work Study Hire Dates:

    Fall, August 23rd, 2019-December 6th, 2019

    Spring, January 19th, 2020- May 1st, 2020

    *Hours must be completed by the last day of classes each semester.

    General Job Duties: Assists and provides timely and accurate information about Tennessee Tech, to students, callers and office visitors with a focus on exceptional customer service to potential and existing students.  Maintains strict adherence to records, privacy, FERPA regulations and confidentiality. Assists with daily office operations as determined by supervisor.  Assists with clerical duties, answering phones, and front desk coverage.  Performs data entry tasks. Maintains office tasks such as filing, organizing, shredding and running errands. Communicates at a high level both verbally and in writing.  Commitment to deadlines and complete projects (ex: develop power point, flyers, marketing materials, website content, social media) on time.  Assists with special events. Works independently, but willing to take directions, asks questions and ensure all assignments are completed on time.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    General Qualifications: Exceptional customer service/communication skills, professional work ethic and appearance, ability and interest to promote Tennessee Tech to potential students, deep level of understanding of the importance of confidentiality, precise attention to detail.

    "Career Ready" Core Competencies:

    • Oral and written communication skills; baseline skill development in Professionalism and Work Ethic; Teamwork and Collaboration; Critical Thinking/Problem Solving baseline competencies in Digital Technology
    • Other skills identified: ability to meet deadlines; customer service