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Program Assistant, Categorical (Substitute)

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Position Information

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Classification Title Program Assistant, Categorical
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 09/06/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: NBU0906172
Job Open ID: NBU0906172
Position Title: Program Assistant, Categorical (Substitute)
Location 20-Saddleback College
Department Administration (SC-054-000)
Term: Short-term
Salary Schedule Link: $21.79/hr
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Range: 118
% of Range:
Hours per week: 0-25
Work Schedule TBD
Receives Benefits: No
Classification Benefits:
Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

This position is open until filled or withdrawn. South Orange County Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for a short-term, temporary, hourly, substitute, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website.

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:
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:

Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide word processing and other computer operation services in support of the assigned grant funded program; produce letters, manuals, syllabi, handbooks, course materials, board agendas, position announcements and reports; create and maintain originals of documents; distribute finished materials as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in preparing a variety of required and comprehensive reports within the assigned grant funded area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as receptionist for assigned grant funded program; receive office and telephone callers; provide material and information in response to requests for information related to program; convey telephone messages; refer callers to appropriate staff for further assistance as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Follow up on registration problems for the assigned grant funded area; respond to questions and inquiries from students regarding registration guidelines and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance to students and staff in the orientation process; attend orientation meetings, collect student paperwork, make copies of documents as necessary and respond to questions and inquiries.

Duties and Responsibilities

Proctor tests to students within the program; inform students of directions; maintain a quiet testing environment for students, and ensure security of test materials; maintain confidentiality of confidential and/or sensitive matters with regard to test proctoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

Verify and review materials, applications, records, files, and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; apply applicable policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, files, and reports; collect and process appropriate information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Design, develop and prepare a variety of graphics, brochures, flyers, charts and other documents utilizing desktop publishing hardware and software.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain accurate and up-to-date files and records for assigned program; develop and monitor various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information; verify accuracy of information, researching discrepancies and recording information; organize and maintain filing systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide program information to students and faculty; assist in preparing program materials; receive, sort, and deliver materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you completed college level course work in business administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you obtained at least two years of clerical or office experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Does your experience include extensive public contact?
    • Yes
    • No