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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 040120
    Title: Credentials Evaluator, Senior
    Pay Grade: 21
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Examines and evaluates complex academic records/credentials of students applying for admission to university and/or graduate program or for graduation. Determines if student meets established academic requirements.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Credentials Evaluator in that incumbents evaluate the more complex credentials, such as international records or non-standard college transcripts and also serve as a resource person to Credentials Evaluators and require less supervision.

    Example of Duties:
    • Coordinates activities of subordinates.
    • Evaluates and certifies complex credentials and transcripts such as those for international applicants; processes credentials based on established graduation and admissions guidelines and policies; ensures authenticity of documents; evaluates credentials for graduate fellowships and assistantships.
    • Prepares listing/checksheet of completed and to be completed classes required for degree; reviews and processes programs of study for students applying for graduation; uses appropriate catalog and academic curriculum requirements depending on major, minor and appropriate degree.
    • Researches various academic systems to determine transferability and equivalencies of applicants' credits; converts credits to university system; maintains resource/reference file of catalogs, etc. from various universities and institutions.
    • Provides assistance and information to students, general public and departments regarding admission policies and procedures; confers with students planning to transfer regarding transferability of credits.
    • Collaborates with students and advising units regarding problems qualifying for graduation; consults faculty for clarification of requirements; processes curriculum changes and petitions.
    • Maintains computerized student files, applications and credentials; verifies, adds, deletes and corrects permanent student records.
    • Informs students of admission/graduation acceptance/denial; handles necessary correspondence.
    • Conducts necessary research in order to verify residency status of applicants.
    • Responds to nonroutine written inquiries received by department and general public; disseminates information regarding policies and procedures, curriculum requirements, transferability of courses and general campus information.
    • Assists Credential Evaluators with more complex evaluations; trains new staff in procedures and computer use.
    • Interprets department policies; recommends changes to policies and/or procedures to supervisor.
    • Assists supervisor in gathering information and in preparation of various reports; performs other administrative functions in assistance of supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of admissions and graduation procedures.
    • Knowledge and skill in office procedures.
    • Skill in public relations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Three years general clerical experience which includes one year experience in credential evaluation; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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