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Administrative Specialist I (Part-Time)

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Administrative Specialist I (Part-Time)

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Classified Unit A

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 47.5%

Term (months/year): 10 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Tuesday/Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Salary Range: A-69

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $1,859 - $2,373 per month (prorated)

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: Employees working less than fifty (50%) percent are not eligible for health and welfare benefits. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan. *Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Department: Technology & Health Division

Open Date: 01/08/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine office support, customer service, and/or program support duties according to standard procedures on behalf of designated professional, supervisory, managerial, or administrative positions; performs basic word processing, data entry, and typing; prepares correspondence using a standard format; interacts frequently with students, staff, faculty, and the general public and explains department and/or program policies and procedures, provides other District information, and/or directs questions and inquiries to the appropriate staff; may assist students and other customers with basic program eligibility questions and the completion of required forms and applications; schedules appointments with other department staff.

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or managerial personnel. Exercises no direct supervision of staff.

This is the first of four levels in the Administrative Specialist series. Initially under more direct supervision, incumbents with general office support experience perform work such as customer service at the front counter and over the phone; provides assistance to students, staff, and the general public with program requirements, policies, procedures; document preparation and completion; file and records maintenance; data entry; and screening phone calls, visitors, and mail, and directing questions to the appropriate staff; working with a basic degree of independent judgment, tact, and initiative within clearly defined work procedures and standards. This class is distinguished from Administrative Specialist II in that the latter performs a broader range and more complex office support and administrative duties, more extensive and involved direction and oversight of student workers and/or hourly workers, and/or a specialized function related to the area of assignment, program, or department.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Operates multi-line phone systems; answers, screens, and directs calls to the appropriate division/department; takes messages and relays pertinent information using electronic mail or transfers calls to voicemail as requested by the caller; provides general information on a variety of District services, policies, and procedures.
2. Provides telephone, front counter, support to students, parents, staff, faculty, and the general public as assigned; responds to routine inquiries by explaining program requirements, policies, procedures, and according to established guidelines or by referring the customer to the appropriate source; provides general information regarding the assigned program, department, or the District; distributes applications, forms, and other documents as requested and may assist students, visitors, and other customers in completing such documents; refers callers/visitors to appropriate departments or individuals; provides geographical directions to visitors; takes and relays accurate messages; transfers callers to voicemail when necessary.
3. Performs a variety of customer services duties, such as answering a variety of questions and responding to basic complaints; providing information regarding classes and campus facilities and directions;; ordering program, class, or testing materials; assembling informational packets; processing print requests; making appointments with other department staff and for workshops, presentations, and informational seminars; and by referring visitors/callers to other programs, departments, off-campus services, other help agencies, and community groups, as appropriate.
4. Performs a variety of routine office clerical duties to support the operations of the assigned work unit, program, or department, including filing, preparing records, processing work orders, and assisting in ordering and maintaining office and other related supplies.
5. Types and edits a variety of documents, including correspondence, letters, memos, agendas, reports, lists, forms, schedules, flyers, event materials, and statistical reports from rough draft, handwritten copy, or from other material using a computer; inputs and retrieves data into various program, department, and/or District-wide software applications and database systems. Maintains file, index, and record keeping systems requiring sorting, filing, searching, retrieving, and distributing departmental and programmatic records or other documents as directed; logs in documents for public record.
6. Processes and prepares a variety of documents, materials, and records according to established procedures and practices.
7. Checks equipment in and out to students and staff; maintains related logs.
8. Verifies and reviews forms and reports for completeness and conformance with established policies and procedures; applies departmental and program policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, and files.
9. Receives, time stamps, sorts, and distributes incoming and interdepartmental mail; prepares and distributes outgoing mail.
10. Assists in planning and organizing program or department-related events, workshops, informational seminars, presentations, and related activities.
11. Operates a variety of standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, copiers, printers, scanners, facsimile machines, multi-line telephones, and audio/visual equipment; may operate other department-specific equipment.
12. May receive, log, schedule, and distribute service requests and work orders for the department.
13. Maintains accurate records of work performed.
14. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Modern office clerical support practices and procedures, including the use of standard office and computer equipment.
2. Computer applications related to the work, including word processing, database, scanning, and spreadsheet applications.
3. Applicable policies and procedures related to the program/department to which assigned.
4. Basic business arithmetic and statistical techniques.
5. Record keeping principles and procedures.
6. Alphabetical and numerical filing methods.
7. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
8. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Perform standard office clerical support work with accuracy and sufficient speed.
2. Learn and understand the organization and operation of the assigned program and/or department, the District and outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
3. Learn, correctly interpret, and apply the policies and procedures of the function to which assigned.
4. Respond to and effectively prioritize multiple phone calls and other requests for service.
5. Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
6. Make basic accurate arithmetic computations.
7. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
8. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
9. File materials alphabetically, chronologically, and numerically.
10. Use discretion in processing and filing confidential student files and other records.
11. Organize and prioritize a variety of multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner.
12. Operate and maintain modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
13. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
14. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
15. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
16. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
17. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) full-time equivalent year of varied office support experience preferably involving interaction with the public.


Preferred Qualifications:

Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college is preferred.

License(s) & Other Requirements:
The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:
Incumbents work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; may be required to operate a motor vehicle to visit various District and meeting sites. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Incumbents in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:
A review of the applicant’s experience and qualifications will be conducted. Only applicants whom provide all required documents and meet the minimum qualifications will be qualified to participate in the next step of the application process. An Examination Notification will be emailed inviting qualified applicants to attend the exam. The exam is scheduled approximately 1-2 weeks after the initial screening date. Applicants who do not receive the Examination Notification email will not be allowed to participate in the examination process.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on January 30, 2019, are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. 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. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

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Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.


The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

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