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Department Assistant III - Student Services/Athletics (19hrs./week, LB)

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Department Assistant III - Student Services/Athletics (19hrs./week, LB)
Position Number: 02182
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 09/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified Limited Benefit
Rate:

17.93 per hour

Work Week 19 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary:
Maximum Salary:
Benefits:

Prorated sick leave and vacation.

This position is not eligible for health benefits.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide a variety of complex and confidential clerical and secretarial services to college administrators, faculty and staff; to provide information to the faculty, staff, students and public; to provide complex staff assistance to departments.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Department Assistant III provides specialized clerical support requiring a broad knowledge of an assigned program or functional area. Incumbents are typically assigned to a functional area where use of independent judgment requires related specialized training and experience.

Representative Duties:

Perform general secretarial and clerical work; schedule appointments and process personnel information; monitor, order, distribute and maintain office supplies; order textbooks; maintain and troubleshoot new equipment; receive and sort mail

Type and proofread a wide variety of reports, letters, projects and proposals; compose correspondence related to assigned responsibilities; assist in preparing and typing course outlines and catalog information including class and final examination schedule information

Participate in the planning, development and implementation of a variety of events and functions directly related to area of responsibility, including fund raising and special events related to college programs

Assign work activities, projects and programs to clerical and student help; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; participate in the selection of clerical or student staff; assist in staff training

Perform a variety of work involved in student assistance including scheduling classes; arrange special accommodations such as testing or audiovisual equipment; inform students of class cancellations; transfer students

Prepare a variety of reports and requests such as travel request forms and faculty request forms; prepare monthly payroll; report teacher absences; verify student assistants’ time cards; issue, receive, type and process various applications, permits and other forms

Organize and maintain filing systems; maintain a variety of files and record logs directly related to area of assignment including certificated and classified employee files, budget information, student rehabilitation progress and general student files

Receive and deliver supplies; verify incoming shipments for appropriate quantity and quality; record receipt of merchandise on purchase order; file purchase order; forward purchase orders to District office for partial or full payment; send District updated inventory list

Respond to supply and material delivery problems; identify shipping problems and return goods shipped in error to vendors

Assist in reviewing outgoing correspondence and reports for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards; participate in the development of program newsletters

Maintain calendars and schedules of activities, meetings, interviews and appointments; coordinate activities with other departments, various Board and committee members, the public and outside agencies; maintain departmental bulletin board

Review materials for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; apply applicable policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records and reports; provide information and forms to the public; collect and process appropriate information

Serve as a receptionist; answer the telephone and provide information to students, other offices and the general public regarding the College’s policies and procedures as required; provide information on classes, instructors and schedules

Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; prepare requisitions for supplies and equipment for all specially funded projects; monitor and control expenditures

Exercise functional and technical supervision over clerical and secretarial staff and student assistants

Perform related duties as assigned; duties performed at extension sites may be diverse and varied

Education and Experience

Any Combination Equivalent to:

Graduation from high school AND three years of responsible clerical experience.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

Word processing methods, techniques and programs

Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Principles of budget administration

Basic arithmetic

Ability to:

Learn, interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the District

Learn class scheduling and academic requirements

Perform general secretarial and clerical work including maintenance of appropriate records and compiling information for reports

Work courteously with students and the general public on the telephone or in person

Train clerical and student staff

Participate in budget administration

Operate a variety of office machines including a computer and applicable software

Understand and follow oral and written direction

Perform simple mathematical calculations

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Salary Grade 38.0
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on September 13, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts