Office Assistant-Categorical (one or more positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7059615 (Ref.No. P0011544)
Posted: September 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Location
20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


Summary Description:

Under supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of office support, clerical, and routine secretarial duties of a general or specialized nature in support of the function to which assigned; provides word processing and data entry support; maintains a variety of files and records; and provides information and assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. May receive technical training and work direction from an academic bargaining unit program supervisor, an executive assistant, or an administrative assistant.


Knowledge of:

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Principles, practices, and procedures of basic fiscal, statistical, and administrative record keeping.
Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.
Basic mathematical concepts.
Work organization principles and practices.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


Ability to:

Learn and understand the organization and operation of the assigned program area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Learn, understand, interpret, and apply general administrative and office policies and procedures.
Learn the methods and standards used in processing College paperwork.
Perform a variety of office support and clerical duties and activities of a general and specialized nature for an assigned office.
Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff or the public.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Compile and organize data and information.
Maintain filing systems.
Exercise good judgment in maintaining information, records, and reports.
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


Experience:

Two years of general clerical experience preferably involving extensive public contact.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle to attend meetings or pick up/deliver documents or other materials.


Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with students, academic and classified staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.


Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and may occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Additional Position Information:

This position is funded by the California Adult Education Program. Continuation in the position is subject to availability of funding.This position is under the supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff of Adult Education.

The position is housed at the Saddleback College Adult Education campus at Serra High School; the address is 31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano


Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as receptionist for assigned area; receive office and telephone callers; provide material and information in response to requests for information related to assigned area of responsibility; convey telephone messages; refer callers to appropriate staff for further assistance as needed.

Verify and review materials, applications, records, files, and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; apply applicable policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, files, and reports; collect and process appropriate information.

Type, word process, and proofread a variety of documents and forms including general correspondence, agendas, reports, and memoranda from rough draft, recordings, or verbal instruction; disseminate information as appropriate.

Maintain accurate and up-to-date files and records for assigned areas; develop and monitor various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information; verify accuracy of information, researching discrepancies and recording information; organize and maintain filing systems.

Access student files on computer terminal; input corrections such as status, address, and course changes.

Perform a variety of routine clerical accounting duties and responsibilities involved in financial record keeping and reporting for assigned area; maintains a variety of accounting records, logs, and files; compile information and data for statistical and financial reports; check and tabulate data.

Receive, sort, and distribute incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Present program information to students and faculty; assist in preparing program materials; receive, sort, and deliver materials.

May prepare a variety of documents for publications and marketing pieces including brochures, flyers, event programs, and related materials.

Maintain office supplies and inventories; order, receive, and maintain office supplies and equipment; prepare and deliver requisitions, purchase orders, and work order forms.

Maintain calendar of activities, meetings, and various events for assigned staff; coordinates activities with others.

Schedule and prepare for a variety of meetings; prepare and distribute agendas; make arrangements for facility usage; attend meetings related to assigned division; take and prepare minutes as assigned; disseminate information as appropriate.

Utilize various computer applications and software packages; maintain and generate reports from a database or network system.

Operate office equipment including computer equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine.

Perform related duties as required.







 

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