Credentials Evaluator 2

Yakima Valley College

Job Description



Yakima Valley Community College is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington. Founded in 1928, the college has a long tradition of quality in teaching and in its commitment to students.

Our Mission Statement

YVCC enriches and enhances individuals and communities by delivering accessible, student-centered education. YVCC addresses the needs of our diverse communities by providing learning opportunities in basic literacy; academic, professional, and technical education; and lifelong learning.

Yakima Valley Community College is accepting applications for one Credentials Evaluator 2 in the Student Services - Registration Division. This is a full-time classified position, beginning salary is $2,875 per month for 40 hours per week, with periodic increments up to $2,994, plus a full state benefits package.

Reporting to the Director - Enrollment and Registration Services, the Credentials Evaluator 2 is in support of the Office of Registration & Records and is a customer service focused position. The Credentials Evaluator 2 will practice and follow the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at all times. The person in this position will have frequent contact with prospective students, parents, staff, faculty, and the general public.


Essential Tasks


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Two years of admissions, registrar's or related office experience OR Equivalent education/experience
  • An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in education, social sciences, or business
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Previous employment in a higher education setting
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Working on computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to multi-task and meet scheduled deadlines in an environment with many interruptions
  • Ability to work with extreme accuracy
  • Possess strong organizational skills in establishing and maintaining records




  • Informs prospective students about transcript evaluation status and the application process including special academic programs.
  • Checks admissions credentials for completeness and works with faculty to establish equivalencies.
  • Reviews and evaluates credentials of students applying for admission including the number of credits, transferable courses/credits, and course equivalencies.
  • Updates and maintains a computerized transcript database for advising purposes.
  • Consults with and interprets for departments, students, other institutions, and the public, on a variety of matters concerning admissions procedures and academic programs.
  • Acts as liaison between departments and students seeking information or admission to specialized academic programs.
  • Assists in the training of new evaluators.
  • Maintains a library of college catalogs and other related documents used in the evaluation of credentials to determine new course equivalencies for other collegiate institutions' courses.
  • Evaluates other non- traditional transcripts, such as international and military documents for consideration of credit.
  • Serves as backup to Admissions front counter.
  • Resolves problems and responds to inquiries regarding rules, regulations, policies, department procedures, and department services, answers telephone.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of New Student Orientation.
  • May direct the work of others.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Prioritize workload and demonstrate use of time management skills.
  • Work accurately with attention to detail and numbers.
  • Work independently and as a team member as needed.
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written forms
  • Intermediate-level skills with a variety of Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Time management tools


Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted)
  • A current resume (a resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the online application)
  • Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
  • Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree (if minimum qualifications require a degree). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire.
  • Certifications/Credentials as required for fulfillment of the minimum qualifications.
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.

Employment Information:
Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.

Candidates will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment.

"In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire."

Yakima Valley College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, genetic information, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. All inquiries regarding compliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resource Services, YVC, South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902; or call 509.574.4670.

Yakima Valley College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 509.574.4610.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.

All positions are subject to funding.




Yakima Valley College offers a selection of health and retirement plans allowing you to take advantage of the plans that work for you. We also offer paid leave, development and career opportunities, and other compensation benefits. Benefit packages are a key component of our Total Compensation Model.

Insurance Benefits

Yakima Valley College offers medical (including vision), and dental. There are several medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.

Retirement and Deferred Compensation

State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.

Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP), a supplemental retirement savings program that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

Please refer to the Washington State Board for more detailed information.

Paid Leave and Other Incentives

In addition to the benefits above, full time classifed employees can accrue up to 25 days of vacation, 12 sick days, and 3 personal days each year. Full time employees are also able to take advantage of waived tuition, scholarships and other professional development opportunities.

Contact our Human Resources team with any additional questions you may.

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