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Office Assistant II

Class Title: OFFICE ASSISTANT II
Bargaining Unit: Support Services
Class Code: 13865
Salary: $12.33 - $19.36 Hourly
$2,137.56 - $3,355.91 Monthly
$25,650.77 - $40,270.88 Annually

Requirements

Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide these knowledge's and abilities:

Knowledge of: Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; office procedures, including preparing correspondence and reports; filing, indexing and cross-referencing methods; principles, methods and equipment used in information processing. Ability to: Perform clerical work and quickly learn the specific operation of the office; make decisions in standard procedural matters without immediate supervision; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a variety of standard office equipment.

Job Description:

Under supervision, to perform a variety of moderately difficult clerical work; and to do other work as required.

The Office Assistant series is used in County departments to provide clerical services. Incumbents typically type, file, sort and process materials; maintain records; process records; compose and edit reports and correspondence; gather information; provide information to the public concerning departmental or County operations; receive and record payments; operate a variety of equipment including but not limited to: word processors, micro-computers, mini-computers, computer terminals, duplicating machines, calculators; and prepare and complete a variety of forms and documents.

Office Assistant II is the journey level in this series. Incumbents of the class work under general supervision, within a framework of established procedures and are expected to perform a wide variety of clerical duties with minimal assistance. Satisfactory performance requires the use of independent judgment in selecting proper work methods within approved alternatives.

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Assists the public by referring them to sources of information, giving out standard forms and explaining how to complete them, and answering requests for factual information by consulting various available sources.
  • Inserts and extracts materials from subject matter files, classifies material by nature of subject matter, and prepares new file folders as needed.
  • Maintains informational or operational records; answers telephone and assists callers by providing information, taking messages, or routing calls to others.
  • Types a variety of information such as statistical and budgetary tabulations, reports, manuscripts, contracts, pamphlets, letters, charts, and other documents from rough, plain, corrected copy, or dictated material utilizing information processing equipment.
  • Utilizes formerly recorded material to create new documents or files, incorporating all revisions; independently sets up formats for reports, files, letters, and dual and multi-column documents, taking into consideration the special needs of originator.
  • Gathers information from a variety of source documents; establishes and revises glossaries utilizing stored keystrokes; creates multi-page documents with headers and footers; sets up merged documents.
  • Compiles, stores, and maintains a system of information retrieval on tapes or disks; edits copy for errors; composes routine letters on factual subjects; makes out bills, abstracts, orders, notes, permits, licenses, etc.
  • Receives fees when the amount is readily obtainable by simple computations or from fixed schedules; prepares receipts and accounts for money.
  • Compares a variety of documents such as purchase orders, receival slips, and others to make extensions, batch totals, and to check for arithmetical accuracy and general completeness.
  • Posts data, types, encodes and transmits alphanumeric and numeric data from source documents; keys in commands to locate files; enters, stores, retrieves, and deletes information in order to update records and/or data bases.
  • May verify the accuracy of information entered, and correct errors in transmission, serves as a receptionist and schedules appointments; as a secondary responsibility, may operate a telephone switchboard.
  • Make computer inquiries to retrieve information and to print reports; may align carriage tapes and forms to print records, mailing lists, roster indexes, and similar listings; maintains informational and operational records.
  • Serves as a receptionist and schedules appointments; as a secondary responsibility, may operate a telephone switchboard.

Recruiting Guidelines:

Knowledge of: Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; office procedures, including preparing correspondence and reports; filing, indexing and cross-referencing methods; principles, methods and equipment used in information processing.

Ability to: Perform clerical work and quickly learn the specific operation of the office; make decisions in standard procedural matters without immediate supervision; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a variety of standard office equipment.

Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledges and abilities listed above.

Other Requirements:

Skills: Skill to type 40 words per minute may be required.

Tests: All candidates will be required to take a basic skills test prior to being considered for any Office Assistant II position.

Pre-Employment:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Probationary Period:

As an Approved Local Merit System, all County of Riverside employees, except those serving "At Will," are subject to the probationary period provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

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