Under administrative direction – performs secretarial duties and a variety of specialized word processing; organizes office activities, files, and records; coordinates communications for an administrative office; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Performs secretarial duties such as receiving visitors and incoming calls; schedules meetings and appointments; performs varied and specialized document preparation, including letters, memos, reports, requisitions, and statistical materials; prepares materials in good format for reproduction; prepares confidential materials; may compose standard letters from general instructions; operates office machines and equipment, such as calculators, fax machines, photocopying and personal computers; posts data and information to files and records accurately; checks documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to proper procedure.
Organizes office activities including filing systems, record-keeping systems, schedules and calendars; may train, lead and coordinate the work of clerical assistants; compiles data and information from files and records.
Coordinates office communications; keeps administrator(s) informed; receives telephone calls, takes messages, and relays information accurately; orders and issues office supplies; schedules appointments; receives and distributes mail, maintains departmental budget and monitors expenditures.
Positions in this class report to administrators in offices responsible for major activities in instructional or support areas.
This class differs from Executive Secretary in that office responsibilities are for activity areas, rather than major line and staff functions for the District and/or College.
Training and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to one year of college level training in office management or a similar field and three years of responsible office experience including one year of experience equivalent to an Administrative Clerk in this District/College.
Knowledge and Abilities
Thorough Knowledge of: English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Good Knowledge of: filing and filing systems; record-keeping and records systems; arithmetic; modern office methods, procedures, terms and equipment.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of supervision and training.
Ability to: make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; operate office equipment including personal computers and a variety of word processing/business applications; read and understand technical rules, regulations, policies, and materials; layout and perform clerical work, involving judgment, maturity and accuracy; establish and maintain effective relationships with instructors, students, and others; train and lead part-time student helpers and clerical staff.
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
- Education experience (breadth and depth)
- Work experience (breadth and depth)
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Bilingual ability (if needed)
- Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
- Professional growth activities
- Specialized skills training
- Leadership skills
- Written and/or oral communication skills
- Problem Solving
Based on the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview.
Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed.
Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and be notified of such before the interview date. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
- Oral communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.
Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
- Resume (Required)
To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials required should be received by the Rancho Santiago Community College Office of Human Resources by the closing date and time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required materials listed above. This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district’s fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. The candidates will pay the cost of TB testing, fingerprinting, and the criminal record check fee.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.