Post A Student Position


How To Post A Position

  1. Download and complete the Student Job Posting Description Form.
  2. Use the Student Assistant Classification Guide to aid you in determining the proper Student Assistant Classification.
  3. Email the completed Job Posting Description Form to your unit's MSO for their electronic signature.
  4. MSO will email back the original signed form to for online posting to CatPAWS.

*If you are using Microsoft Office 2007, you must upload a compatibility patch to upload documents into the Cat PAWS system. To download the patch, please click Here

Reviewing & Interviewing Applicants

  • Review your applicants by visiting the PAWS System at . Use your UC Merced username and password to log in.
  • Give students who have been awarded "Work Study" priority in hiring.  
  • Review the student_employment_policies_and_procedures.doc for recommendations on how many applicants to interview and types of interview questions to ask each applicant.
  • Contact the applicants you wish to interview by clicking their email addresses as listed on their applications.


Establishing A New Employee

  • Meet with the new student employee prior to his or her first day of work.  During the meeting both you and the new student employee are rquired to sign the Job Posting-Description form.
  • Have the student contact for an appointment.  They must bring their signed Job Posting-Description form and original documents to complete the I-9 Form and fill out hiring paperwork.
  • Upon completion of all the necessary documents, the hiring manager will receive an e-mail stating that the student employee is able to begin work.

Please Note: The Center for Career & Professional Advancement office will send, via campus mail, the student employee's hiring paper work to HRPC at the Parcade.  HRPC will then notify the student employee to complete 4 additional forms online.  Once that is complete the student employee's hiring paperwork will be forwarded to UCPath and entered into the payroll system.  This process will take approximately 7 days.

Please contact the HRPC office at for TRS assistance.  HRPC is located at the Parcade Building in Merced.

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