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Office Assistant, Categorical, Part-time (Three or more positions)

South Orange County Community College District

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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South Orange County Community College District
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Saddleback College


Office Assistant - Categorical, part-time (Three or more positions) 

Initial Screening Date03/23/2018


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu



This is a categorical, grant-funded position with employment contingent upon State of California funding from the “Adult Education Block Grant”.


Summary Description:

Under general supervision from the Associate Director of Adult Education, with additional oversight from Admission and Records explains Adult Education Programs to adult students, prepares and sends correspondence to students, and works with various vendors to plan for and order classroom materials and supplies. This position also performs general a variety of office support, clerical, and routine secretarial duties of a general or specialized nature in support of the function to which assigned; provides word processing and data entry support; maintains a variety of files and records; and provides information and assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. May receive technical training and work direction from an academic bargaining unit program supervisor, an executive assistant, or an administrative assistant.


This is a journey level clerical classification. Positions at this level are not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as positions allocated to the Administrative Assistant level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and/or fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained as they arise.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


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.  




Knowledge of:

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

• Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.

• Principles, practices, and procedures of basic fiscal, statistical, and administrative record keeping.

• Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.

• Basic mathematical concepts.

• 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 general administrative and office policies and procedures.

• 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 public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone to students, staff or the public.

• 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.



Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.



Two years of general clerical experience preferably involving extensive public contact.


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.

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