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Office Assistant II (TEMPORARY)

Job Description

Position Title

Office Assistant II (TEMPORARY)

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an hourly position in the Disability Support Services department.

Our Vision for Social Justice

We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.

The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions.

Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.

The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.

If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.

Recruitment Type:

Temporary/Hourly Assignment (Internal and External applicants)

Location

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

0001766

# of Openings

1

Range

46

Salary

$17.04

Position Status

Temporary

Overtime Status

Non-Exempt (eligible)

Position

Part-Time

If temporary, employment duration:

6 months

# of Hours Scheduled Per Week

up to 30 hours

Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours

Mon-Thur 9:00-4:00

Shift Differential %

N/A

# of Months

6

Non-work Periods:

N/A

EEO Job Category

Clerical/Secretarial

Employee Group

Classified

Department

D1070-DSPS

Position Definition

To perform a variety of routine to difficult clerical duties for assigned department, which may include providing first line customer service, composing routine correspondence, filing, faxing, scanning, copying, distributing mail, monitoring and ordering office supplies, data entry and other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the experienced-level classification of the Office Assistant series. Employees in this position are competent to perform a variety of office support duties. Office Assistant II is distinguished from the classification of Office Assistant I by the higher level of applied knowledge and skill which is expected.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Answers phones; transfers calls from inside and outside campus to appropriate person or department; takes and delivers messages.†
Receives and greets office visitors; refers them to proper persons and offices.†
Provides factual information regarding college or department courses, activities and functions.†
Administers the on-line personnel directory and hard-copy campus phone directory.†
Answers emergency calls, obtains all information and accurately reports and forwards to emergency services as needed.†
Creates and maintains office files, reports, bulletins, and correspondence; searches files and records for required information; Performs alphabetical and numerical sorting, electronic filing, and locating data.†
Keeps records and makes entries on standardized forms.†
Operates a variety of office equipment, including photocopier, calculator, and computer.†
Reports issues regarding office equipment or technology.†
Orders, receives, distributes and stores office supplies.†
Prepares and types form letters, labels, addresses, and other materials.†
Accepts postal deliveries, including special deliveries.†
Sorts and distributes incoming and inter-office mail; prepares shipments of interdepartmental mail to outlying district locations on a daily basis.†
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years of experience performing routine and general clerical functions equivalent to that of an Office Assistant I.†
EDUCATION/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a high school diploma / GED or the equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Modern office procedures, practices and technology/equipment.†
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To

N/A

Minimum Qualification-Ability To

Operate a phone system.†
Operate office machines and learn office methods, rules and policies.†
Learn basic rules, policies and procedures of the office to which assigned.†
Understand and follow both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.†
Learn and communicate general information about campus facilities, events, resources, and staff.†
Maintain professionalism when interacting with callers.†
Make simple mathematical computations.†
Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful and professional manner.†
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.†
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience in customer service,
Experience working with adults who have disabilities,
Knowledge of computer databases
Willingness to work in person

Job Open Date:

11/07/2022

Job Close Date:

04/10/2023

Open Until Filled

No

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us

About the District

The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.



Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.



As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.



The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.



Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.



Diablo Valley College

DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nationís most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVCís career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.



Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.



Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.



Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.



Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).



Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.



Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50. (All confidential, supervisory and management positions are exempt from union membership)



For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
https://www.4cd.edu/hr/localonecontract/2019-2022%20Local%201%20Contract.pdf



Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):
https://www.4cd.edu/gb/policies-procedures/manuals/MSC_08.pdf

POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP)

All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicantís satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations:

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to slever@4cd.edu. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

COVID-19 Information

N/A

Quicklink

https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/9155

Diversity Statement

It is the Districtís policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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