Administrative Secretary

Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Administrative Secretary

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade 12: $56,266.28 - $59,131.19 - $62,088.51 - $65,184.48 - $68,496.05 - $71,884.69/year

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: CL21-00127

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Closing: 8/5/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

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.

Job Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEAny 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 ABILITIESThorough 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; lay out 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. SELECTION CRITERIA Application Screening 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
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
Based upon 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 oral interview. Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • 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 correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. 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)
This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months. Pre-Employment Requirements 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. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates. 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. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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Working at Rancho Santiago Community College District

In the heart of Orange County lies Rancho Santiago Community College District, home of one of the state’s oldest community colleges, Santa Ana College, and also one of its newest, Santiago Canyon College. Centered in a growing and dynamic area, the district serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.

Encompassing 24 percent of Orange County’s total area (193 square miles), the district maintains eight facilities. Rancho Santiago Community College District is home to two colleges and four continuing education centers throughout the Central Orange County area. In addition, the college district presents convenient community education courses in many other locations in cooperation with its education and community partners.

Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres.

Santiago Canyon College, one of the state’s newest community colleges, offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer as well as associate degree programs. Honors courses are offered to those with high academic achievement goals. In addition, the college provides community services, technical certificate programs, non-credit courses and basic skills instruction. Situated on 82 acres, the college is located in Orange at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Newport Drive.


We are always seeking qualified, energetic and committed people to join the RSCCD team. Our goal is to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for all students. Each job in this district is important to the learning process for all our students. Because we serve a diverse student body, we seek employees who possess a genuine interest in serving others. If you share this student-centered philosophy, we invite you to submit an application.

RSCCD has a reputation as an excellent employer. Whether employees work at one of our college campuses, the district headquarters, or one of our off-campus education centers, employees feel a sense of connection to each other and work to achieve common goals as part of the "Rancho family."

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