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Federal Work Study Jobs

The Federal College Work Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study whenever possible.

A number of opportunities are available on all of our campuses. Please review the job positions below. If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to the supervisor listed in the job description. 

2022-2023 jobs

Department Academic Advising
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 10
Academic Semester Fall 2022
Supervisor Savannah Michaels
The Den, 154
(859) 246-6765

Brief Job Description

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist students with basic questions in the office and on the phone
  • Answer advising phone and return voicemails
  • Provide outreach to students for various campaigns through phone calls and emails
  • Direct students to appropriate resources and offices
  • Filing and basic administrative office work
  • Screen students and schedule advising appointments
  • Assist with registration events
  • Administer Placement Testing as needed
  • Cover the Advising front desk as needed and greet students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be courteous and provide excellent customer service to students and visitors.
  • Be able to adhere to the code of confidentially concerning student records.
  • Be able to report to work on time and call supervisor if late or absent.
  • Be familiar with BCTC website and student account navigation.
Department Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 3
Academic Semester Fall 2022-2023
Supervisor Carlous Yates
Newtown Administration Building 210
(859) 246-6937

Brief Job Description

A Few Good Men Peer mentors will assist African American Male students with their transition from high school to college and aid in the overall success of their experience at BCTC. Some responsibilities of the Peer Mentor will include assisting with implementing program policies and procedures, managing scheduled appointments alongside the Director of African American Student Initiatives and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and helping with marketing and communication efforts for the A Few Good Men program.

  • Acquire knowledge of campus-wide resources (for referral purposes)
  • Meet with mentees regularly
  • Assist with the organizing of the A Few Good Men program operational procedures 

Preferred Qualifications

At least one semester of participation in A Few Good Men and must be comfortable with public speaking to advertise for the college and programs.

  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and take the initiative.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and Blackboard.
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sufficient customers service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Understanding of cultures and practices 
Department African American Student Initiatives
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 5
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Kauai Thurman
Classroom Building, 103B
(859) 246-6471

Brief Job Description

Students will work in the Office of African American Student Initiatives on the Newtown Campus. Students will assist with office promotion and advertising, program planning, program preparation, making copies, creating PowerPoints, answering the phone and directing students to the proper departments on campus. Students will assist with marketing for events and programs and encourage students to participate in office activities. Students will assist staff with new tasks/projects as needed. Students will complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Blackboard. Student must be comfortable with public speaking in order to advertise for the office and programs. Student must be willing and open to learning new things. Student must be creative and have the ability to use critical thinking skills. Position requires high level of dependability and confidentiality.

Department Disability Support Service
Campus Cooper
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall, Spring, and Summer
Supervisor Misty Hess
Classroom Building, 012
(859) 246-6531

Brief Job Description

Disability Support Service is looking for a student (10-20 hours a week) that can assist the Tutor Coordinator with the following: Assist in the preparation of reports.  Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning, etc. Research information for projects for the tutor Coordinator. Reply to email, telephone, or face-to-face inquiries about tutoring/ tutoring jobs.  Correspond with Tutor Coordinator. Answer telephone calls and pass them on. Greet and assist visitors to the office. Printing and Document assembly collation.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Strong organizational skills, knowledge of MS Office, ability to multitask, Patience, and willingness to be work as a team member.

Department Disability Support Service
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall, Spring, and Summer
Supervisor Misty Hess
Classroom Building, 012
(859) 246-6531

Brief Job Description

Disability Support Service is looking for a student (10-20 hours a week) that can assist the Tutor Coordinator with the following: Assist in the preparation of reports.  Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning, etc. Research information for projects for the tutor Coordinator. Reply to email, telephone, or face-to-face inquiries about tutoring/ tutoring jobs.  Correspond with Tutor Coordinator. Answer telephone calls and pass them on. Greet and assist visitors to the office. Printing and Document assembly collation.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Strong organizational skills, knowledge of MS Office, ability to multitask, Patience, and willingness to be work as a team member.

Department Filmmaking
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall and Spring
Supervisor Stephanie Fitch
Classroom Building, 005
(859) 246-4617

Brief Job Description

Help students in edit lab and check out equipment. 

Preferred Qualifications

Film program students, but can train other students. They must be trustworthy and will help check out equipment to other students.

Department Strategic Communications
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Jennifer Lance
Oswald Building, 200
jennifer.lance@kctcs.edu

Brief Job Description

Student will work directly with the Creative Services Coordinator and Marketing Assistant to produce high quality graphic design projects utilized to promote brand image and enrollment. This role requires a high attention to detail and intermediate level design experience. Graphic designing experience is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Willing to learn new tactics and skills.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and take the initiative.
  • Be able to work independently and on a team.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Department Human Resources
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Courtney Coomes/ Michelle Zornes
C-100
(859) 246-6445

Brief Job Description

  • Assist with daily activities of the campus including greeting visitors, answering the telephone, and distributing mail.
  • Provide information to visitors, students, and employees as needed. Connect the visitor, student, or employee with campus resources and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Maintain filing of employee documents/Indexing
  • Assist with orientation, birthday, and special events.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in an office setting.
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team and to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with college personnel and the public.
  • Good organizational, time management and multitasking skills.
Department Student Engagement & Leadership
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022
Supervisor Jordan Taylor
A 203
(859) 246-6375

Brief Job Description

  • Assist with daily activities of the campus including greeting visitors, answering the telephone, and distributing mail.
  • Provide information to visitors, students, and employees as needed. Connect the visitor, student, or employee with campus resources and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Maintain filing of employee documents/Indexing
  • Assist with orientation, birthday, and special events.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in an office setting.
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team and to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with college personnel and the public.
  • Good organizational, time management and multitasking skills.
Department Natural Sciences
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022
Supervisor Rachael Burch
Science Education Center 301
(859) 246-6426

Brief Job Description

Making lab materials and setting up lab activities for Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology. Other duties include: properly cataloging and handling of hazardous chemicals and waste, making chemical solutions, minor cleaning and sanitizing, inventory of lab materials, handling of live bacteria and fungi. Training will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has taken a basic science laboratory course.
  • Knowledge of e-mail, BCTC web sites, basic Internet search and basic familiarity with Microsoft Word.
  • Dependable, courteous, and willing to learn.
Department Nursing
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 1-2
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Sarah Bond
M 132-L
(859) 246-6424

Brief Job Description

Lab Assistant Position for our Leestown Lab: This position could require you to help with managing our inventory, setting up and breaking down skill labs weekly, assisting with setting up labs prior to simulations, and assisting students with Open Lab (helping them practice previously learned nursing skills). An onboarding and orientation will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed a nursing course at any level in either the PN and/or ADN Program.
  • Has completed an NAA Course or worked as an assistant in a clinical/lab setting.
  • Attention to detail.
Department LatinX and Immigrant Support Office
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 6
Academic Semester Fall and Spring
Supervisor Patrick Irakiza
Classroom Building, 104-C
(859) 246-4659

Brief Job Description

The student worker will support the initiatives of the Immigrant/Refugee Enrollment Specialist, to include: 

  • Technology support
  • Peer mentoring 
  • Linguistic support to students
  • Planning and organizing campus events 
  • Supporting student clubs 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be currently enrolled
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher
  • Multilingual
  • Enjoy public speaking and working in a team environment
  • Have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours
Department LatinX and Immigrant Support Office
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 4
Academic Semester Fall 2022
Supervisor Carlos Aguilar
Classroom Building, 103-E
(859) 246-4645

Brief Job Description

Students will work approximately 10-20 hours per week in the Multicultural and Global Learning Center. Student will assist with program planning, program preparation, making copies, creating PowerPoints, answering the phone and directing student to the proper departments on campus. Student will assist with recruiting events and provide tours for prospective students. Student will assist with marketing for events and programs. Student will assist staff with new tasks/projects as needed. Student will complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Blackboard.
  • Student must be comfortable with public speaking in order to assist with classroom presentations, recruiting events and workshops.
  • Student must be willing and open to learning new things. Student must be creative and have the ability to use critical thinking skills.
  • Position requires high level of dependability and confidentiality.
  • Must be willing to travel to the other campuses when needed for events and programs.
Department Lawrenceburg Campus
Campus Lawrenceburg Campus
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Erin Tipton
Lawrenceburg 143
(859) 246-6788

Brief Job Description

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist students with basic questions in the office, on the phone, and in the library
  • Set students up to take the placement exam
  • Direct students to appropriate resources
  • Daily filing
  • Fill the copiers with paper daily
  • Get the mail daily
  • Check the dry erase markers in each classroom:
    • At the beginning of each semester
    • At midterm each semester
    • As needed when requested by faculty/staff
  • Water all plants once a week
  • Maintain campus flyers
    • Hang new flyers as needed
    • Take down outdated flyers
    • Ensure all tape is removed from surfaces
    • Do not hang anything on steel or glass doors
  • Assist with campus events
  • Schedule appointments for students

Preferred Qualifications

We expect you to have at least a basic understanding of the following:

  • Application process
  • Troubleshooting the website and application
  • What resources are available to students and how to access those resources
  • How to determine what resources/services a student needs
Department Lawrenceburg Campus
Campus Lawrenceburg Campus
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Spring 2022-23
Supervisor Alycia Tidrick
Lawrenceburg Campus 148
(859) 246-6811

Brief Job Description

The Learning Commons Assistant (Lawrenceburg Campus) will provide support to students engaging with resources and services associated with the Learning Commons, including: peer tutoring, study sessions, Learning Community activities, and other initiatives designed to promote student success.

This work will include managing the sign-in/out process for tutoring services, referring students to appropriate college resources to meet their needs, answering general questions, and checking out books and other supplies. The LCA will also be responsible for assisting with passive programming/education efforts (e.g. bulletin boards, flyer creation) and event planning (e.g. Learning Community activities,) under the guidance of professional staff members on the Lawrenceburg Campus.

This is a fully in-person position on the Lawrenceburg Campus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • strong interpersonal communication skills
  • basic computer skills (e.g. email)
  • responsible
  • dependable
  • self-directed
  • graphic design experience a plus (e.g. Canva,) but not required
Department Library
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023
Supervisor Maria Yosifova
Leestown A-112
(859) 246-6388

Brief Job Description

Library Assistants are responsible for assisting library patrons (students, faculty, and staff) with circulation and directional questions, use of library equipment (public and circulation computers, printers, and copiers) and perform other basic library functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have the ability to:

  • Quickly learn and apply fundamental library procedures, methods, and techniques after orientation and training.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Effectively communicate with customers and staff.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office products and navigation of the Internet.
Department  Admissions/LISO
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 3
Academic Semester Fall, Spring, and Summer
Supervisor Carlos Aguilar
Classroom Building, 012
(859) 246-4645

Brief Job Description

As a LISO student officer, you will be directly helping the efforts of the Latinx & Immigrant Services Office. 

  • Help with social media: Instagram, radio podcasts, Facebook, etc. 
  • Aiding in tutoring. Tutoring and mentoring will be for middle school age children. 
  • Helping during LISO events: Cafe Avec Mkate, LLCEC, Bluegrass Cup, Festival de Futuros, etc. 
  • Helping be a liaison for the Latinx Student Community.
  • Duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Compassionate
  • Responsible
  • Multilingual (any languages)
  • Timeliness
  • Dependable
  • Initiative, creative, willingness to learn!
Department Strategic Communications
Campus Cooper
Number of Positions 1

Academic Semester

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Supervisor

Jennifer Lance
Oswald Building, 200
jennifer.lance@kctcs.edu

Brief Job Description

Student will work directly with the Creative Services Coordinator to assist in setup and facilitation of multimedia projects across BCTC campuses to promote brand image and enrollment. This role requires a high attention to detail and the ability to travel to and from our campuses during events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with digital photography, studio lighting, videography, social media, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Willing to learn new tactics and skills.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and take the initiative.
  • Be able to work independently and on a team.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to travel to and from our Lexington campuses during events (Cooper, Leestown, & Newtown).
Department Academics and Workforce (Georgetown)
Campus Georgetown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Lynn Godsey
Georgetown Campus 114
(859) 246-6648

Brief Job Description

Provide administrative support for the day-to-day operations of the Georgetown-Scott County Campus. Duties may include, but are not limited, to:

  • making and answering phone calls related to the operations of the campus;
  • greeting and directing students and visitors;
  • directing students to appropriate resources;
  • assisting in organizing, scheduling and hosting campus tours and events;
  • ordering and maintaining supplies and materials;
  • copying, filing and sorting confidential and other records;
  • maintaining administrative areas including the testing center and Student Resource Center;
  • picking up, sorting and preparing mail.

Must complete assigned compliance training on time. Expected to attend and actively participate in other job-related assigned training sessions.

Preferred Qualifications

Position requires a high level of reliability and confidentiality. Must be able to provide a welcoming experience for visitors, prospective students and current students. Office experience preferred but not required. Should be able to adhere to a business casual dress code when working.

Department Winchester Campus Front Office
Campus Winchester
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Bruce Manley
Main Office (Winchester Campus)
(859) 246-6595

Brief Job Description

  • Answer, make, and return phone calls related to student's queries or campus operations.
  • Cover front desk and assist staff when needed.
  • Take on new duties as assigned. 
Department ITS Open Computer Lab
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 5
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Jacob Allen
A 112
(859) 246-6757

Brief Job Description

Answering basic computer questions, aiding students in setting up accounts & resetting passwords, counting students in the lab, directing students to specific computer programs, adding paper to printers, minor cleaning & sanitizing, etc.

Some training will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of e-mail, BCTC & KCTCS web sites, basic Internet search and basic familiarity with Microsoft Word. (Greater knowledge of MS Office is a plus, but not required). Dependable, courteous.

Department Student Engagement & Leadership
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Jordan Taylor
A203
(859) 246-6375

Brief Job Description

Student will work directly with Student Engagement Coordinator to assist in setup and facilitation of student activities. Student will also facilitate tables to encourage student interaction and involvement in various student engagement opportunities such as intramural sports, student organizations, student activities, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Enthusiastic about interacting with other students to help them become involved and engaged.

Department Student Engagement & Leadership
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Jordan Taylor
A203
(859) 246-6375

Brief Job Description

Student will work directly with Student Engagement Coordinator to assist in setup and facilitation of student activities. Student will also facilitate tables to encourage student interaction and involvement in various student engagement opportunities such as intramural sports, student organizations, student activities, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Enthusiastic about interacting with other students to help them become involved and engaged.

Department ADN Nursing 
Campus Lawrenceburg
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022
Supervisor Dixie Webb
Lawrenceburg BCTC 153 or 128
(859) 246-6818

Brief Job Description

Help set up and clean up labs, be available to have lab open for student practice.

Preferred Qualifications

Presently in the nursing program.

Department Winchester Front Office
Campus Winchester
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Bruce Manley
Main Building 204B
(859) 246-6662

Brief Job Description

Cover front desk and assist staff when needed. Answer, make, and return phone calls related to student services. Handle the job along with studies and balance work time with study time. Take on new duties as assigned, such as working on projects for events on campus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be courteous and provide excellent customer service to students and visitors.
  • Be able to adhere to the code of confidentially concerning student records.
  • Be able to report to work on time and call supervisor if late or absent.
Department Student Success Hub
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 3
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Nathan Smith
SEC 101A
(859) 246-4622

Brief Job Description

  • Assist in the Student Success Hub office with various office tasks - answering the phone, filing, assembling orientation packets, greeting guests, etc.
  • Assist at campus events such as First Year Orientations with setup and cleanup.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed at least one semester at BCTC preferred but not required.
Department Student Success Hub
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 4
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Nathan Smith
SEC 101A
(859) 246-4622

Brief Job Description

Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Peer Mentors are experienced students who help students adapt to college life. Peer mentors will also provide workshops to students on topics such as study skills, time management, test-taking, etc. The person in this position will spend most of their time working with and helping other students. Students interested in developing leadership and communication skills are highly encouraged to apply. Training will be provided.

  • Serve as a mentor to assigned students. Be approachable and accessible to meet the needs of students.
  • Help students adjust to college life by modeling successful academic and social behaviors.
  • Direct other students to individuals, programs, or departments at BCTC related to their needs.
  • Provide information, resources, and workshops for first year students.
  • Provide student services, information, and workshops via social media.
  • Assist students with tasks such as accessing Blackboard, learning to schedule classes, and more.
  • Assist Student Success Hub staff with projects, initiatives, and events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Current BCTC student
  • Knowledgeable of campus policies and procedures
  • Willing to be highly involved on campus
Department Student Support Services (SSS - Lexington)
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Marissa Smith
SEC 101
(859) 246-6848

Brief Job Description

Student will work approximately 10-20 hours per week in the SSS Office. Student will assist with filing, making copies, creating PowerPoints, and collecting student data from Peoplesoft. Student will cover the front desk as needed – answering phones, scheduling appointments and assisting students who come into the office. Student will assist with classroom presentations, recruiting events, and workshops. Student will research scholarship opportunities and assist students with applications. Student will research and become knowledgeable about community resources and assist in the development of community partnerships. Student will assist staff with new tasks/projects as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Blackboard. Student must be comfortable with public speaking in order to assist with classroom presentations, recruiting events and workshops. Student must be teachable and creative. Position requires high level of dependability and confidentiality

Department TRIO Student Support Services
Campus Danville
Number of Positions 1
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Tania Crawford-Gross
Classroom 107
(859) 246-6884

Brief Job Description

Tutor in math and other subjects as needed Maintain record keeping/filing for the SSS Departmental Assistant and SSS Director Make copies of applications, brochures, intake documents, and other forms Regularly clean/sanitize office and keep inventory of supplies Regularly update bulletin board with current event flyers Regularly update calendar of events Copy/scan/print documents for students and staff Facilitate financial literacy for participants Facilitate recruitment events, such as classroom presentations, tabling, etc. Assist students with paying their bill, dropping a class, printing a transcript/schedule, completing the FAFSA, etc. Office maintenance/keep up – emptying the shredder, restocking paper in printer, etc. Assist with SSS events, such as transfer events, cultural events, and workshops – set up, facilitation, clean up Covering the front desk, answering the phone, assisting walk-ins, and scheduling appointments as needed Other duties as assigned

Experience with Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Blackboard. Student must be comfortable with public speaking in order to assist with classroom presentations, recruiting events and workshops. Student must be teachable and creative. Position requires high level of dependability and confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Grades in math a B or higher (MAT 150/MA 11 preferred)
  • Be willing to learn Microsoft Applications and other software
  • Be able and willing to work on campus and have a somewhat flexible schedule
  • Be familiar with Blackboard, MyPath, FAFSA, etc.
  • Position requires students to maintain high levels of reliability and confidentiality
  • Must have strong communication skills
Department Tutoring (Student Success Center)
Campus Newtown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall 2022-Spring 2023
Supervisor Shelby Carter
NSB 101I
(859) 246-6229

Brief Job Description

Tutoring Assistants greet students, make sure the tutoring center is running smoothly, address any issues that may arise, keep track of tutor and student attendance. Tutoring Assistants should be available during set office hours, which are determined collaboratively by the Tutor, Area Tutoring Coordinator, and the Tutoring Coordinator.

  • Establish rapport with students who utilize Tutoring Services.
  • Keep track of student and tutor attendance.
  • Assist students with accessing or providing referrals to other resources they may need (Counseling, Disability Support, Student Engagement, etc.)
  • Make sure the center is organized and clean.
  • Check-in and out supplies to students.
  • Complete annual training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous customer service experience
  • Flexible in the assistance they provide to students
  • Skilled in interpersonal communication and a good understanding of conversational nuances
Department Veteran Services
Campus Leestown
Number of Positions 2
Academic Semester Fall, Spring, and Summer
Supervisor Arnetta Wade
Building C, 118
(859) 246-6820

Brief Job Description

  • Answer phones
  • Scan documents into our records system
  • Assist potential and current students with their admissions & VA benefit applications
  • Assist student in making their class schedules
  • Greet students in our veteran’s center as well as answer general questions about their benefits

Preferred Qualifications

Must be reliable and able to be at work on time.