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Classification Title Senior Administrative Assistant
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 06/08/2018
Job Close Date: 07/09/2018
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: P0003775
Job Open ID: REQ7190
Position Title: Senior Administrative Assistant (one or more positions) Facilities, Maintenance, Operations and Support Services, Saddleback College
Location 20-Saddleback College
Department Administration (SC-021-000)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 127; starting salary at $4,575.00 monthly
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Receives Benefits: Yes
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).

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:
Additional Information
Summary Description:

Under direction from the assigned administrator of record of a highly complex, multi-function division of large size, staff, and budget, such as a Dean or Director, performs the full range of administrative, secretarial, and clerical assistance in support of assigned complex program in a large business, instructional, or student services division; or serves as secondary administrative support for a larger office, such as a Vice President’s office or the President’s office. May receive direction from a Vice-President if assigned to provide specialized, independent secondary support in that office. May receive direction from the President or Executive Assistant to the President if assigned to provide specialized, independent secondary support in that office. May receive functional supervision, technical training, and work direction from an academic bargaining unit program supervisor or an executive assistant.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This classification is distinguished from other levels of the Administrative Assistant series in that the Senior Administrative Assistant is the experienced, journey-level classification of the series. Incumbents are assigned to perform the full range of complex administrative support, secretarial, and clerical duties independently for a large/complex business, instructional, or student services program. Incumbents at this level typically receive instruction or assistance only as new or unusual situations arise, and must be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

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:

Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the assigned division or department.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including applicable sections of the State Education Code and other legal requirements related to area of assignment.
Work organization and office management principles and practices.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Processes, procedures, and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing.
Principles and procedures used in complex, inter-related record keeping.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Principles, practices and procedures of complex fiscal, statistical, and administrative research and report preparation.
Statistical procedures and mathematical concepts.
Principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.
Principles and practices of providing training, work direction, and guidance to lower-level office staff and student workers.
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

Understand the organization and operation of the assigned division and/or department as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Perform responsible and difficult administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
Oversee and participate in the management of the administrative functions and operations of the assigned office.
Establish, review, and revise office work priorities.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
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.
Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Take and transcribe dictation, if required by the position, at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
Use correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Research, compile, analyze, and interpret data.
Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Implement and maintain filing systems.
Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda.
Plan, schedule, direct, coordinate, and review the work and performance of assigned staff in a manner conducive to proficient performance and high morale.
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 independently and effectively in the absence of supervision.
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 two years of college level course work or specialized training in public administration, business administration, secretarial science, or a related field.

Experience:

Three years of increasingly responsible experience as an administrative assistant or secretary, preferably in an administrative office of a public agency or in an educational environment, including some experience in a lead capacity.

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 to 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:

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page,

INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered. PLEASE NOTE: submission of a resume, cover letter or other documents does not take the place of completing the education, experience and other sections of the application. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed; DO NOT state “see resume” and DO NOT leave areas blank.

1. List relevant experience in order beginning with the most recent.
2. Specify assignment details for each job listed.
3. Provide a minimum of three (3 professional references) from either your current supervisor, previous supervisors, or colleagues and coworkers who can address your professional competency and practical skills. Professional references from friends will not be considered.
4. Please complete all required supplemental questions.
5. Submission of additional documents may be required. Please review the “POSTING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS” section of the application to learn which documents you must attach, such as resume, cover letter, college transcripts, or certificates.

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. “Please do not add photographs or confidential data (e.g. social security number, birth date, etc.) to your application package


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.

Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific 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.

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