Job description

El Camino College



Req: C1718-058


Close Date: April 26, 2018


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Under the direction of an assigned Administrator, perform a variety of complex and responsible secretarial, administrative assistance and research activities to relieve the administrator of administrative detail in a major, complex, program or function.

This position is for the Administrative Assistant in an academic division which with additional duties including course schedule development and maintenance in Colleague, resolve room conflicts, manage instructor class and step determination, faculty contract preparation and maintenance, working with faculty on curriculum development and revisions, Access database development and maintenance, new faculty processing, maintain adjunct priority list, resolve or refer student complaints, conduct student evaluations and assist with faculty evaluations, manage student petitions and awards.



The Administrative Assistant I provides secretarial and administrative support to a Director of a College program or service. The Administrative Assistant II reports to a senior level administrator at the level of a Dean or Director of a major, complex, program or service of broader scope and accountability.



Organize and manage day-to-day activities of an assigned office to assure efficient and effective office operations; coordinate communications; relieve the administrator of detailed administrative procedures.

Perform a variety of duties independently in support of functions delegated to assigned administrator; interpret and apply rules and regulations as appropriate.

Type a variety of materials such as correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, forms, applications, memoranda and other documents.

Coordinate communication between the administrator and staff, students, faculty, vendors, the public and others, obtain and provide information, coordinate activities and resolve problems.

Coordinate communication with vendors, contractors and public and private representatives in arranging programs, supporting contracts, and maintaining community liaisons as assigned.

Utilize judgment in screening and maintaining the confidentiality of concerns or complaints presented by students, faculty, staff, applicants, vendors or the general public.

Greet office visitors and answer telephone calls, screen and direct calls and visitors to appropriate personnel; take and relay messages; schedule conference calls.

Respond to requests for information from students, staff and the general public regarding District programs, policies, procedures and regulations.


Organize, develop and maintain a variety of records, logs, files and departmental reports, including information of a confidential nature; verify data for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established procedures; input and retrieve data in computer systems as required; maintain confidentiality of information.

Research District policies or divisional or departmental practices and compile data for use by administrator or staff, compile information and prepare reports.

Schedule meetings, conferences, appointments and travel accommodations for assigned administrators, faculty or staff, maintain administrator's calendar.

Participate as a member of a selection panel, quality council or special committee, as assigned by the position.

Receive, open and route mail; screen and respond to administrator’s mail as appropriate.

Order, issue and maintain department supplies, forms and equipment.

Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computer terminals, peripheral devices, related word processing and database or spreadsheet software programs; operate multiplex telephone system, electronic mail system, typewriter, calculator, facsimile equipment and copier.

Maintaining and verifying current budget information; monitor expenditures and assist in budget preparation as required.

Train, provide work direction and monitor progress of student workers and clerical personnel as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.



Organization and objectives of assigned department or program. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques.

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Oral and written communication skills.

Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Computer hardware and word processing and database or spreadsheet software application programs.

Telephone techniques and public relations etiquette.



Perform secretarial and administrative duties with speed and accuracy and maintain confidential records.

Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures of assigned office. Make arithmetic computations quickly and accurately.

Type at 60 words net per minute from clear copy.

Work independently with little direction.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Plan and organize work.

Meet schedules and time lines.

Assemble data and prepare reports.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Operate a variety of office equipment including computer terminal, printer, multiplex telephone system, typewriter, calculator, facsimile equipment and photocopier.

Maintain a variety of files, records and logs.

Participate upon various committees, depending upon position assignment. Train and provide work direction to others.



Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school, including or supplemented

by courses in secretarial science and four years of increasingly responsible secretarial experience.

The ability to pass a Computer Skills Typing Test at 60 net words per minute and the ability to pass an Intermediate Word 2010 Computer Skills Test with at least 70% accuracy.

Applicants who meet the qualifications will be sent an email from [email protected] with a link to take the tests. The information will be sent to the email address provided on your application.

Please be sure to log into igreentree and check your application status for updates.



Ability to exercise good judgment.

Experience working in a Community College Academic division office.

Experience coordinating the development of an input the division’s schedule of classes for each semester/session.



Office environment.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone. Sitting for extended periods of time.

Read a variety of materials.

Extensive computer work.


SALARY RANGE: $4,290 to $5,502 per month.

Employees contribute 6.5% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will be Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.




Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Resume

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).


CLOSING DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in whichnopersonissubjectedtodiscriminationonthebasisof actualorperceivedrace,color,ancestry,nationalorigin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.





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Job No: C1718-058
Posted: 4/13/2018
Application Due: 4/26/2018
Work Type:
Salary: : $4,290 to $5,502 per month.