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Job ID: 221535

Administrative Secretary
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2023
Title Administrative Secretary
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Counseling Division
Application Deadline 10/05/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Administrative Secretary

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade 12: $62,033.57 - $79, 252.87/year

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: CL23-00719

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: SAC Counseling Division

Closing: 10/5/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description


Under administrative direction - performs secretarial duties and a variety of specialized word processing; organizes office activities, files, and records; coordinates communications for an administrative office; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


Performs secretarial duties such as receiving visitors and incoming calls; schedules meetings and appointments; performs varied and specialized document preparation, including letters, memos, reports, requisitions, and statistical materials; prepares materials in good format for reproduction; prepares confidential materials; may compose standard letters from general instructions; operates office machines and equipment, such as calculators, fax machines, photocopying and personal computers; posts data and information to files and records accurately; checks documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to proper procedure.

Organizes office activities including filing systems, record-keeping systems, schedules and calendars; may train, lead and coordinate the work of clerical assistants; compiles data and information from files and records.

Coordinates office communications; keeps administrator(s) informed; receives telephone calls, takes messages, and relays information accurately; orders and issues office supplies; schedules appointments; receives and distributes mail, maintains departmental budget and monitors expenditures.

Positions in this class report to administrators in offices responsible for major activities in instructional or support areas.

This class differs from Executive Secretary in that office responsibilities are for activity areas, rather than major line and staff functions for the District and/or College.


Thorough Knowledge of: English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Good Knowledge of: Filing and filing systems; record-keeping and records systems; arithmetic; modern office methods, procedures, terms and equipment.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of supervision and training.

Ability to: Make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately; operate office equipment including personal computers and a variety of word processing/business applications; read and understand technical rules, regulations, policies, and materials; lay out and perform clerical work, involving judgment, maturity and accuracy; establish and maintain effective relationships with instructors, students, and others; train and lead part-time student helpers and clerical staff.

Job Qualifications


Training and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to one year of college-level training in office management or a similar field and three years of responsible office experience including one year of experience equivalent to an Administrative Clerk in this District/College.



Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.


The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged.


Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:

  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability if applicable
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving Skills

Based on the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview. Meeting the position's minimum requirements does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed the most competitive in the applicant pool.


Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving skills

A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete online Rancho Santiago Community College District Online application that includes the items listed below by the position's closing date. People & Culture will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review.

A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:

  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience

This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.

Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States-based credentials evaluation service, must translate and evaluate Foreign transcripts.

Conditions of Employment

The selected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:

  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in People & Culture)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense, and clearance must be received before the first day of employment)

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