Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 2 (Career Resource Specialist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Career Development and Placement Services
Full/Part Time:


The Career Resource Specialist will coordinate the research, vetting, and organization of online and print resources in the Career Resource Center used by University-wide faculty, staff, and students. This position will assist faculty, staff, and students in identifying, understanding, and using career resources in support of students’ career and professional development. This position will also train faculty and staff on career resources, utilizing online training technology as necessary. The Career Resource Specialist will continually evaluate existing career resources, track resource usage, research resources that are available, and recommend resources to meet the ever-changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. This position will update and develop career resources as needed. Particular attention will be paid to developing informative trend reports for University-wide career staff to remain up-to-date in the career services field. The Career Resource Specialist will follow established protocols to create new career resources, as well as to coordinate the vetting and purchasing of career resources while serving as a liaison to vendors. This position will serve as Coordinator of a University-wide Resource Review Committee charged with the task of vetting vendor resource requests, and serve on other University-wide committees as needed. The Career Resource Specialist will also manage a general Career Services email inbox, serve as backup to covering Career Services’ front desk, assist with the delivery of major programs and events, and direct the work of wage payroll, student, temporary employees, or volunteers as needed. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088