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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  OFFICE TECHNICIAN (TYPING)
Salary: $2,686.00 - $3,264.00
Posted: 03/07/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES

Under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I in the Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, and in cooperation with other support staff within the office, this position will perform a variety of tasks to support all levels of staff within the unit. In addition to the support staff, the unit includes analysts and consultants who review, analyze, and monitor the fiscal solvency of county offices of education, and advise and assist school districts and county offices in areas related to budgeting, accounting, and reporting financial information. The incumbent must be able to work independently, is often required to perform difficult work assignments, and must be able to communicate clearly and exhibit tact and sensitivity in working with department managers, staff, and school district and county office of education officials.

  • Use personal computer to create, format, edit, and finalize documents, including correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, databases, organizational charts, complex charts and tables, contracts, mail merges, and accounting and software manuals. Review and edit documents for grammar, punctuation, spelling, format, and consistency with the department’s style manual. Independently compose correspondence for signature of Staff Services Manager in accordance with department procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform general office duties, including creating and maintaining an office filing system, answering and responding to calls and e-mails or directing them to appropriate staff, faxing, photocopying, preparing mass mailings, contacting state and local governmental agencies by telephone and e-mail regarding sensitive issues, updating various legal code binders and manuals, and receiving and determining appropriate staff for distribution of incoming mail.
  • Attend and participate in project status meetings; follow up with participants as required.
  • Prepare documents and maintain records, including ordering office supplies and tracking the status of purchase requisitions, stock received reports, and payment of invoices. Prepare and process training requests.
  • Organize meetings, including reserving rooms, preparing agendas, compiling and assembling materials, coordinating travel arrangements for participants, and ensuring all details are completed. Prepare travel advances and reimbursement documents as directed.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with department staff and the public. Perform difficult work assignments; exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. Strong personal computer skills working with a range of software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access. Ability to work independently and as a team member; good attendance and punctuality.

WHO MAY APPLY

Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the Department of Personnel Administration's State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. The individual selected for this position may be required to present a valid typing certificate prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
CDE- School Fiscal Services Division
1430 N Street, Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Bernadine Holman 916-327-0189

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: March 28, 2013



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 3082 174 - 260 - 1139 -
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/28/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
School Fiscal Services Division
1430 N Street, Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Bernadine Holman
916-327-0189

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