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Office Assistant I

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Office Assistant I
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit AFT - NANCE
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

Under the direction of an assigned monthly lead or supervisory employee, perform routine clerical and typing work.

Major Responsibilities EXAMPLE OF DUTIES


  • Perform routine clerical and typing work related to the function to which assigned.
  • Type letters, memoranda and other material from rough draft or clear copy.
  • Check and review data for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures.
  • Sort and file material alphabetically, numerically or chronologically as directed.
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail; send letters, applications, and forms.
  • Assemble, collate and staple materials; maintain files.
  • Duplicate quantities of materials as requested.
  • Receive visitors; answer telephones; relieve and assist others including students, faculty and the public by providing routine information.
  • Operate a variety of routine office equipment.
  • Maintain simple files and records.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications


  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Oral and written communications skills.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Learn to operate office equipment.
  • Learn office methods, rules and policies.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.
  • Read and write English at the level required for successful job performance.

    Training and Experience:

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.

  • Desired Qualifications
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Requirements:

  • Category III (typically SEDENTARY in nature), usually minimum requirements.


  • Favorable, usually involves an office.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00270

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * List the computer software programs you use, the purpose for which you use it and the evaluation of your proficiency on each (excellent, good, average, below average).

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    2. Résumé