Under general supervision from the assigned administrator of record of a single-function program of moderate size, staff, budget, and complexity or the Dean of a large instructional, business, or student services program, performs general administrative, secretarial, and clerical assistance duties in support of assigned program and administrative, academic, and classified staff, students, and the public; OR may serve as secondary administrative support for a larger business, instructional, or student services division such as an instructional division office.
May receive technical training and work direction from an academic bargaining unit program supervisor, an executive assistant, or a higher-level administrative assistant.
This classification is distinguished from other levels of the Administrative Assistant series in that the Administrative Assistant is the intermediate-level classification of the series. Incumbents are assigned to perform a wide range of administrative support, secretarial, and clerical duties independently for a single-function program area or to provide secondary support to a large/complex business, instructional, or student services program. Incumbents at this level typically receive instruction or assistance only as new or unusual situations arise, and should be aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit upon completion of the probationary period.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Perform secretarial and administrative support duties for assigned administrator; relieve assigned administrator and other staff of a variety of clerical, technical, and administrative details.
Perform administrative support duties to assist the administrator in meeting reporting requirements, functional responsibilities, and research objectives; coordinate the office work of the administrator; develop schedules related to division/department activities and services; review, update, and inform the administrator and others of essential timelines; coordinate the flow of activities through the office in relation to priorities and schedules; assure the timely completion of work in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards.
Utilize electronic technology to correspond with others and to maintain assigned calendars, schedules, and appointments; coordinate and arrange meetings; coordinate activities with other divisions and departments.
Facilitate communications between assigned supervisor, other administrators, students, academic and classified staff, other offices, educational institutions, public agencies, and the general public; interact and relay information, questions, and decisions regarding administrator’s area of assignment; prepare preliminary responses to correspondence for administrator’s approval.
Provide staff support to standing and ad hoc committees and other groups as assigned; attend meetings and take notes or record proceedings; prepare and distribute agendas, background materials, and minutes as appropriate.
Assist supervisor in budget administration; track budget activity and resolve budget issues and problems; process and prepare time sheets for signature; post, monitor, and track invoices and other expenditures; process budget/expense transfers; prepare purchase requisitions, check requests, independent contracts, and claims for reimbursement of special funds related to assignment.
Order office supplies and materials as directed; assure their timely receipt and storage; assure proper functioning of office equipment.
Answer telephones and respond to routine questions and requests for information from administrative, management, academic, and/or classified staff and the general public; communicate information in person or by telephone where judgment, knowledge, and interpretation of policies and procedures are necessary.
Train and provide work direction to assigned student workers, clerical assistants, and other staff as assigned.
Establish and maintain complex, interrelated filing systems including confidential files; collect, compile, and record narrative, statistical, and financial data and other information; research and verify information as requested.
Type, format, proofread, duplicate, and distribute a wide variety of correspondence, reports, notices, schedules, lists, forms, and other materials according to established procedures, policies, and standards; type from rough draft, verbal instructions, or transcribing machine recordings; compose correspondence related to area of assignment.
Receive mail and identify and refer matters to the administrator in order of priority.
Utilize various computer applications and software packages; maintain and generate reports from a database or network system.
Operate office equipment including computer equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine.
When assigned to an instructional division: may assist in the development of the schedule of classes; may participate in the process for the development of new courses/curriculum and/or program offerings and assist in keeping current programs up-to-date; may assist in coordinating the use of facilities assigned to the division; may assist with the process to audit and facilitate submission of grades and attendance records in accordance with guidelines and time schedules to meet established deadlines.
Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.