Typist Clerk I
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM
8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 5, 2013

A VALID TYPING CERTIFICATE VERIFYING A NET KEYBOARDING RATE OF 40 WPM
MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

FREE TYPING TEST OFFERED BY COUNTY – SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION

ORAL EXAM TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2013

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under general supervision, to perform clerical work that requires typing skills; to utilize a variety of pertinent procedures, precedents and policies applicable to the subject matter area to which assigned; and to perform related work as required. The current vacancy is within the Health and Human Services Agency's Regional Services Branch, WIC Program.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level in the Typist Clerk class series. Incumbents are expected to possess accurate typing skills and are considered to be in training status. Incumbents work under close supervision performing repetitive and clearly defined tasks.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Types reports, letters, documents, records, vouchers, requisitions, lists, schedules, orders, notices and statistical and financial data; types letters from rough drafts, marginal notes or verbal instructions; interviews callers in a public office and over the telephone and either furnishes the desired information, refers them to the proper source or arranges an appointment with an appropriate person; receives, distributes and dispatches mail; may type material of a confidential nature; prepares acknowledgments and replies to letters; assists with the preparation of reports; checks reports, records and other data for accuracy and completeness; receives money in payment of bills, fines and fees, gives receipts and keeps records of collections; follows up on material sent to other people for review or completion; proofreads copy; maintains a variety of financial and statistical records and files; alphabetizes materials; cuts stencils; operates a variety of office equipment, including a calculator, copier and other types; may learn to operate switchboard; may serve as receptionist; learns codes, regulations and terminology essential to department; may learn to operate data entry terminal.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; and basic arithmetic skills.

Ability to: Type at a speed of not less than 40 words per minute from clear copy; understand oral and written directions; learn office rules, methods and procedures; learn to operate various standard office machines; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationship.

The above employment standards are typically attained with: Knowledge of office rules, methods and procedures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

A valid typing certificate dated within the past three years verifying a net typing/keyboard speed of 40 wpm, net, must be submitted with a completed application. Current County employees who have such a document in their official County personnel file are exempt from this requirement. Self-tested, computer-generated typing certificates are not accepted.

Only for current County job openings that require a typing certificate: Shasta County offers a free typing test. The test is available by appointment only. Space is limited and appointment times are not guaranteed. The typing certificate is valid only for Shasta County jobs. Appointments are available daily from 9:00 a.m. to noon & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the test takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To make an appointment, please call 225-5515. Tests are administered at 1450 Court Street, Room 348, Redding, CA 96001.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing. The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is a smoke, alcohol, and drug free work place.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Employees of California (UPEC).
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please click here for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on February 5, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001-1676
(530) 225-5515

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