Admissions and Records Specialist I, Categorical -Bilingual (Spanish) (One or More Positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7062110 (Ref.No. P0016043; P0016044)
Posted: November 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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 routine technical and clerical duties in support of the Admissions and Records functions including in the areas of student registration and admissions and records data and information input, retrieval, and maintenance; and responds to questions and requests for information from students, staff, and the general public received by phone, e-mail, or in-person.

Knowledge of:

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping.
Basic principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper counter, receptionist, and telephone etiquette.
Basic mathematical concepts.
Basic accounting procedures.
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 administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
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 general public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public.
Balance accounting ledgers and prepare monies for deposit.
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 and record-keeping 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.
Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
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.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized office-related training or course work.


Two years of general clerical experience including one year of customer service experience involving the operation of a computer.

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; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. 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:

Funding Source: Employment in this position is contingent upon funding by the California Adult Education Program and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act grant.

This position will support the Saddleback Adult Education offsite campuses at Silverado and Serra High Schools.

Office Location:
o Saddleback Adult Education at Silverado High School – 25632 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo
o Saddleback Adult Education at Serra High School – 31351 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano
o Initial training will take place on the main Saddleback College campus in Admission & Records
o Ongoing weekly meetings and training – four hours per week will be on the main Saddleback College campus in Admission & Records

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to telephone, email, and personal inquiries regarding registration, application, residency, high school permits, telephone and internet registration and applications, transcripts, and course schedules; disperse forms and answer general information questions; refer complex questions to higher-level admissions and records staff.

Receive application forms; review for accuracy; input into computer terminal; assign identification number; schedule appointments.

Accept transcripts, verification forms, reclass of residency forms, and related forms; receive special petition forms including general petitions, illegal repeat forms, readmission after dismissal forms, applications for certificates or Associate degree, and other forms; process special request for registration; accept and process student data changes.

Make matriculation appointments and refer questions regarding the matriculation process and testing results to the Matriculation Office.

Assist students in filling out transcript request forms, add/drop cards, petitions, grade requests, and other Admissions and Records forms; input information into computer terminal.

Collect fees; input/post charges, cash/check/bankcard transactions/payments, and other information to student accounts; issue receipts; close out and balance registers; prepare monies for bank deposit by reconciling funds and closing accounting pages.

Process on-line registration, drops, and adds; respond to inquiries made through the web pages.

Monitor enrollment of courses; notify students of filled, canceled, or changed classes.

Receive grades and grade changes from instructors.

Process, scan, and input student documents into the document imaging management system; prioritize the scanning of documents; separate documents by type and prepare documents for scanning; scan, index, and post documents and information including applications, residency documentation, incoming transcripts, high school permits, evaluations, petitions, test scores, and other documents; review scanned materials for accuracy and clarity; file or dispose of documents when posted; troubleshoot basic system problems as necessary.

Retrieve, open, sort, and distribute mail for the department; respond to inquiries related to assigned area.

Order, stock, and maintain office supplies including needed forms; file and stock class schedules, applications, data change forms, add and drop forms, and related forms; maintain counter inventory sheets.

May assist in the training of new specialists in various procedures including counter, scanning, and related procedures and processes.

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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