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Program Assistant, Categorical, P/T (one or more positions)

South Orange County Community College District
Saddleback College

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Position Information

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Classification Title Program Assistant, Categorical
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 05/18/2018
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 06/04/2018
Position ID: P0011495
Job Open ID: REQ7005
Position Title: Program Assistant, Categorical, P/T (one or more positions)
Location 20-Saddleback College
Department Health Sciences (SC) (SC-054-033)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 118; Starting salary is $2,288.75 per month
% of Range: 62.50%
Hours per week: 25
Work Schedule To be determined
Receives Benefits: No
Classification Benefits:
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Additional Information

Summary Description:

Under general supervision, provides word processing and other computer operation services in support of the assigned grant funded program; performs a variety of administrative office support duties of a general or specialized nature; and provides information and assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. May provide training and work direction to student workers if assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class is distinguished from similar classifications in that the position assigned to this class is categorically funded, not financed by District funds. The incumbent works with students and faculty to implement the activities of a grant program. Duties include assisting faculty and classified staff by performing word processing and other administrative support functions that further the goals of the grant program and support division-wide activities and duties.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Current word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, methods, and techniques.
Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
Methods and standards used in processing College paperwork.
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 receptionist and telephone etiquette.
Principles and practices of public relations.
Work organization principles and practices.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

Understand the organization and operation of the assigned program area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply general administrative and office policies and procedures.
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.
Proctor tests and examinations, maintaining confidentiality of information.
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. Completion of college level course work in business administration or a related field is highly desirable.

Experience:

Two years of specialized clerical or office 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, typically 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.

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:

Please note, this is a categorical position with employment contingent upon ongoing special funding.


METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

1. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” and do not leave any blanks).

    a. List relevant experience.
    b. Specify assignment details for each job listed.
    c. Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.
    d. Provide a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation.


All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application must be posted to the position and materials must be received by the specified closing date. Applications and supporting documents received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. Applications submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active member of CalPERS. Please contact CalPERS for additional information on reinstatement to an active member. Additionally, any active member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with this District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

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