Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 2108477
  • Location: Porterville, CA
  • Position Type: Secretary and Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03202

Posting Date: 12/21/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 01/22/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hrs per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $4,398.70 per month

Maximum Salary: $6,215.24 per month

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
Flex 125
Additional products and services through American Fidelity
Supplemental voluntary life insurance
Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.
Benefits Website

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide administrative support and assistance to an assigned program; perform a wide variety of special projects; participate in budget preparation and administration.


Provide administrative support and assistance to an assigned program; evaluate office activities; recommend improvements and modifications; assist in the implementation of goal and objectives; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Answer telephone and screen callers; respond to inquiries and requests for information concerning regulations, procedures, systems and precedents; receive and route mail.

Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures and budget accounts.

Respond to budget inquiries from staff; type and process requisitions and purchase orders; prepare budget summaries utilizing a computer and assigned software.

Maintain calendar of program or office activities, meetings and events; coordinate activities with other departments, offices, students, the public and outside agencies; process travel requests.

Organize and maintain complex and confidential filing systems; operate a variety of office equipment including a computer; input and retrieve data and text; organize and maintain disk storage and files.

Independently compose and edit correspondence related to assigned activities; maintain a variety of manuals, codes, handbooks and directories; prepare or direct the preparation of a variety of annual, quarterly or administrative reports.

Research, compile, analyze and summarize data for special projects, programs and comprehensive reports; develop and coordinate or perform the implementation of special projects and programs. E

Coordinate and participate in a variety of meetings and conferences within assigned area; take and transcribe minutes; disseminate information; coordinate projects and implement procedural changes; follow-up on action items.

Process personnel actions for new hires; participate in the recruitment of faculty; evaluate compliance with faculty services areas and verify equivalencies; monitor faculty load; coordinate and maintain job evaluation schedules for staff.

Maintain levels of office supplies; order supplies as necessary; receive, verify and distribute supply deliveries.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to: Associate degree and four years of increasingly responsible secretarial experience.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping, bookkeeping an audit procedures.
  • Basic principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program activities.
  • Budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
  • Operating of computer equipment and specified software such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Public relations techniques.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of fiscal, statistical and administrative reports.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration.
  • Compose correspondence and written materials independently.
  • Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
  • Maintain files and records.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and specified software such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Complete work with many interruptions.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Work confidentially with discretion.

Salary Grade: 44.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 22, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicants expense
List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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