Student Employment

Casual/restricted jobs are reserved for Berkeley students enrolled for regular academic semesters if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • all positions under 50%
  • all 50% positions with ending dates under a calendar year
  • all positions of any percentage of time if they fall totally within UC Berkeley student vacation periods, including summer

Casual/restricted positions meeting any of these three criteria must be listed online for UC Berkeley students with the Berkeley Career Engagement.

Exception: Work-study positions falling under this definition are handled exclusively by the Work-Study Office.

The student applies directly to your department; you screen applicants, including eligibility to hold Berkeley campus student jobs (enrolled in the current academic semester or in the allowed grace period immediately preceding or following enrollment).

If, after a minimum of three full working days of recruitment, qualified student applicants have not applied, you may cross-list the position with Human Resources by submitting a requisition that includes in the General Comments field the Career Center listing number and posting date.

Exceptions to open posting are only granted when a Berkeley student is uniquely qualified so that there is no competitive applicant pool. Requests for waivers of recruitment for casual-restricted positions are handled by departments. Departments should document their files with a requisition and memo including name of student and reason the student is uniquely qualified.