Secretary / Academic Senate
College of the Desert - Palm Desert, CA

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Under the direction of a Coordinator, Supervisor or Director of a small program, perform a wide variety of secretarial and clerical duties in support of an assigned department or function.

Starting hourly rate is $15.28 per hour.

Required Skills

Knowledge of: Operations, procedures and methods of office to which assigned; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; applicable computer software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and email; record-keeping techniques and alpha and numeric filing systems; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; receptionist and telephone techniques.

Ability to: Perform a wide variety of secretarial and clerical duties in support of an assigned department or function; assemble diverse data for the preparation of reports; maintain complex and varied files and records; type at 45 words net per minute from clear copy; interpret and apply specific rules, policies and
procedures of the department or function to which assigned; operate a variety of office machines and equipment, including typewriter, computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and other related programs, calculator, copier and other equipment; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to exchange information in person and on the telephone; meet schedules and time lines; prepare and type reports, correspondence and related materials; bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials; sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Required Experience

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two (2) years of varied and increasingly responsible secretarial or clerical experience.

Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience taking and transcribing minutes. Previous work experience in higher education.

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