California Public Utilities Commission - Riverside County, CA
$3,198 - $4,182 a month

Job details Salary $3,198 - $4,182 a month Job Type Non-tenure Full Job Description

Job Description and Duties

The position is located in the city of Riverside.

Under the close supervision of a Rehabilitation Supervisor or Staff Services Manager I, a Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) may in addition to special projects and conducting a prevocational career workshop, assist one or more Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors to determine vocational rehabilitation potential and eligibility for services of individuals with disabilities. The GSA works an average of 15 -20 hours per week as a Graduate Student Assistant in a trainee capacity to assist in the delivery of a wide range of vocational rehabilitation services including vocational assessment and placement services. The GSA receives training and gains practical experience from observing and assisting the counseling staff in the District. The GSA may counsel with, plan, arrange for, and coordinate the vocational rehabilitation of persons with physical and mental disabilities which are substantial impediments to suitable employment once they have been trained. They may assist to analyze and interpret medical, psychological and vocational records and information for the purpose of developing rehabilitation plans. They develop and maintain timely and necessary case documentation. They may serve as liaison and consultant to employers and community organizations regarding opportunities and considerations related to hiring individuals with disabilities.

"Multiple positions may exist."

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-269168 Position #(s): 813-340-4872-901 Working Title: Graduate Student Assistant Classification: GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANT $3,198.00 - $3,555.00 A $3,452.00 - $3,839.00 B $3,578.00 - $4,017.00 C $3,726.00 - $4,182.00 D # of Positions: 1 Work Location: Riverside County Job Type: Student Assistant

Department Information

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) administers the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the country. We have a three-pronged mission to provide services and advocacy that assist people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. DOR provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and works with community partners to assist the consumers we serve.
“People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.”

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Include JC#269168 / POS#813-340-4872-901 on your State Application (STD678) in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section found under the “Questions” tab of your CalCareer application template. Applicants who do not submit the required information may not be considered for this job.
The Graduate Student Assistant classification is restricted to students in a college or university curriculum leading to an advanced degree in a professional area and requires the performance of entry-level professional work. The work assigned to incumbents must be related directly to their college curriculum and academic goals. You must be registered as a student in a college or university of recognized standing. Please provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts attached to your application.
Graduate Student Assistants are not allowed to work more than 1500 hours in a calendar year. The anticipated time worked will be 20 hours per week. If selected, the employee will receive an hourly compensation based on the number of hours worked.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/26/2021

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Rehabilitation Attn: Personnel - PAS 210238 - JC269168 721 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Rehabilitation Personnel - PAS 210238 - JC269168 721 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA 95814 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Graduate Student Assistant Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
    Directions: The SOQ response is limited to one single sided page typed in 12-point font in either Arial or New Times Roman.

    SOQ Writing Prompt: Please describe how your education and or past work experience makes you the best qualified candidate for the Graduate Student Assistant Position with the Inland Empire District Student Services Unit in the Department of Rehabilitation. Give specific examples of your past experience(s) and explain how they relate to the duties and tasks of working with students with disabilities.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Hiring Unit Contact:
Elizabeth Musgrove
(951) 782-6686
[email protected]

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Civil Rights
(916) 558-5850
[email protected]

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]