Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs
Kern Community College District - Bakersfield, CA

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Kern Community College District

Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs

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


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, income protection and retirement included.

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.

Education and Experience

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

Position Number: 00997

Posting Date: 04/21/2014

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $3,803.40 per month

Maximum Salary: $4,633.38 per month

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

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 Monday, May 5, 2014 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)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• 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.

To apply, visit

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



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