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Administrative Technician

Recruitment #2013-14915-01

Salary:$21.70 - $26.38/hour; $3,762.17 - $4,572.98/month
Department:County-Wide
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:8/23/2013
Filing Deadline:9/22/2013 6:29:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Kathy Youngs

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INTRODUCTION

This recruitment will remain open until either the first 250 applicationshave beensubmitted or until the filing deadline, whichever occurs first.

POSITION INFORMATION

The current vacancy is in the District Attorney's Office, however thisrecruitment will be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements and CEO approval.

Positions designated as confidential pursuant to the Meyers-Milias BrownActwill be compensated with Confidential benefits,including 2.5% confidential pay (Confidential positions aretypicallyassigned to the Board of Supervisors, County Executive Office, County Counsel, and/orPersonnel).

DEFINITION

To provide responsible para-professional administrative and technical assistance by coordinating, monitoring and reporting on various departmental activities of a routine and recurring nature; to perform administrative and technical work of assigned program area; and to review routine administrative requests related to area of assignment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from assigned management, professional or supervisory personnel.

May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned clerical staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement program activities of a technical area of assignment related to department activities; prepare technical documents related to program activities.
    Respond to requests for documentation related to assigned area of responsibility; explain and interpret assignment area policies and procedures to internal or external customers.
  • Perform technical and paraprofessional duties related to area of assignment including interpreting, analyzing, and determining compliance or acceptance of information and materials; prepare reports to document results of duties performed.
  • Assist professional staff in performing and conducting studies, special projects, administrative and technical functions; perform data collection and analysis; prepare draft reports and technical documents.
  • Establish and maintain systems related to assigned technical areas of responsibility; monitor area activities and report progress as required.
  • Ensure areas of responsibilities are in compliance with related laws, codes, ordinances, and legislation; advise staff of any irregularities in compliance.
  • Review and verify documents related to department activities including budgets, grants, claims, legislation, classification, recruitment and selection, employee benefits, personnel actions, election documents, and/or other related information.
  • Establish and maintain filing and reporting systems as necessary; provide relevant information to relevant parties prepare and type correspondence and compile and type reports.
  • Compile and develop information for special studies and reports from a variety of resources; assist with various special projects, including coordination, research and development of systems.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.

Experience: Three years of responsible administrative clerical or technical experience preferably in the subject area to which assigned.

Training: Equivalent to completion of 60 units of college level course work including completion of the general education requirements leading to an Associate of Arts degree.

  • Applications receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
  • Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Personnel Department.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of administrative and/or technical area to which assigned including, but not limited to, claims, legislation, budget, grants, personnel and elections.
  • Research methods and techniques.
  • Computer software, including word processing, data base, spreadsheet and accounting applications.
  • English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar; and arithmetic, basic mathematical calculations and statistics and statistical methods.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently review work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; explain systems and procedures to staff and others.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist and reach while retrieving and/or returning files; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and use a keyboard to communicate through written means, review information and enter/retrieve data; see and read characters on computer screen; and lift light weight.
  • Perform independent research in carrying out technical administrative and technical duties.
  • Collect, compile, analyze and present a variety of data in a meaningful way.
  • Develop and implement various data collection and reporting systems.
  • Review budget submissions and revisions for mathematical and accounting accuracy.
  • Understand and interpret complex policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Obtain information through interview; handle multiple project assignments; and deal firmly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine proper course of action.
  • Use a personal computer and office equipment necessary for successful job performance.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Written Examination (100%)

The written examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification.

The examination is tentitvely scheduled for the week of September 23rd. Qualified applicants will be notified of their scheduled time within 1 to 2 weeks from the closing date of this posting.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES


Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

Click here to view benefits for General bargain unit and Confidential Bargain Unit

SELECTION PLAN

Minimum Qualifications Screening- Theweek of 9/9/2013

Written Examination- The week of 9/23/2013(Tentative date)

Eligible List Established- The week of 9/30/2013(Tentative date)