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College of the Desert
  • Position Number: 2665314
  • Location: Palm Desert, CA
  • Position Type: Secretary and Administrative Assistants

Secretary, part-time

Job Type: Staff
Department: School of Applied Sciences & Business

Basic Function:
Basic FunctionUnder the direction of a Coordinator, Supervisor or Director of a small program, perform a wide variety of secretarial and clerical duties in support of an assigned department or function.

Distinguishing Characteristics The Secretary provides support to a Coordinator, Director or other supervisor of a small program or function.

Representative Duties:
Representative DutiesEssential Functions1. Perform secretarial duties and assist the supervisor with a variety of clerical, secretarial and administrative duties; facilitate communications and coordinate activities between the supervisor, staff, public and other personnel; establish and maintain positive staff and public relations.2. Review documents, records and forms for accuracy, completeness and conformance to applicable rules and regulations; compose routine correspondence independently or from oral instructions; compile data for reports as requested.3. Monitor budget expenditures and transfers, and maintaining financial records as assigned; maintain current account balances as assigned.4. Order and maintain office supplies and other materials.5. Communicate information in person or by telephone where judgment, knowledge and interpretation of policies and regulations are necessary.6. Receive, open and distribute mail; receive visitors, answer telephone calls and refer to appropriate staff members.7. Type a variety of memoranda, reports and other materials.8. Arrange and schedule a variety of meetings, appointments and conferences; prepare materials for meetings as assigned.9. Train, assign and review the work of other employees or student assistants.10. Operate a variety of office machines and equipment including a computer and related software applications, typewriter, copier, calculator and other equipment.11. Attend a variety of meetings and record notes as assigned.Other Functions12. Maintain office files and prepare and type reports as necessary.13. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and ExperienceAny combination equivalent toGraduation from high school and two (2) years of varied and increasingly responsible secretarial or clerical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
Knowledge ofOperations, procedures and methods of office to which assigned; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; applicable computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email; record-keeping techniques and alpha and numeric filing systems; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; receptionist and telephone techniques.

Ability to:
Ability toPerform a wide variety of secretarial and clerical duties in support of an assigned department or function; assemble diverse data for the preparation of reports; maintain complex and varied files and records; type at 45 words net per minute from clear copy; interpret and apply specific rules, policies and procedures of the department or function to which assigned; operate a variety of office machines and equipment, including typewriter, computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and other related programs, calculator, copier and other equipment; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to exchange information in person and on the telephone; meet schedules and time lines; prepare and type reports, correspondence and related materials; bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials; sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Physical Demands:
Working Conditions: Working ConditionsEnvironment Office environment. Constant interruptions.

Full Time/Part Time:
Weekly Working Hours: 19.5
Work Schedule & Hours: Monday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Tuesday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wednesday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Thursday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Friday - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Salary Schedule Range: Classified Salary Schedule, Range 7
Specific Departmental Needs:

Posting Number: 21-113
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Interview Date: 02/04/2022
Posting Open Date: 11/23/2021
Posting Close Date: 1/11/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
REQUIRED REFERENCES: Professional References must include at least three supervisors and two colleagues. Please include name, title, relationship and current phone numbers. Letters of reference and personal references will not be accepted in lieu of the required professional references. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
  • Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer.
  • Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess.

  • College Transcripts: For consideration of college coursework, transcripts must be attached. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For consideration complete qualifying applications must be received by midnight on January 11th, 2022.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for January 28, 2022.

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