Cerritos College — FT Administrative Clerk III Counseling (Categorically Funded)

FT Administrative Clerk III Counseling (Categorically Funded)

Salary: $52,639.20 – $63,061.44 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Admin-Clerk III Counseling
Closing: 2/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Admin-Clerk III Counseling
Division: Counseling

Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

Closing Date:
This position will close on February 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

Department Profile

The Counseling Department is dedicated to assisting students in developing transitional skills to help them achieve success in their academic, career, and life goals in an inclusive environment that embraces the diversity of our students and community. The department offers orientation, placement, counseling, educational planning services and workshops for students.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Administrative Clerk III requires knowledge of the terminology, practices, and procedures of an area of specialization including sufficient knowledge of financial record keeping to monitor departmental/program budgets and/or grant performance against budgets. The Administrative Clerk III position may be used in a partial leadership or coordinating role, or in a more specialized capacity.

Performs a variety of complex and responsible clerical, record keeping, profiling, and reporting or other support. Assignments are usually in a senior role at the large department level, or equivalent size of specialized department, or educational program.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

  • Composes and types letters, memoranda, reports, work orders, requisitions or other materials from straight copy, rough drafts, or verbal instructions. Prepares handbooks, schedules, brochures, and other program materials.
  • Processes documents requiring knowledge of the special terminology, policies and procedures of department or area of specialized function such as contracts and vendor arrangements. Monitors budgets and contractual provisions.
  • Performs analytical duties such as evaluating student profiles for specific programs (e.g., limited English proficient) by pre-screening registration materials, language assessment test scores, and other materials that would identify and profile student needs.
  • Compiles statistical data, accounts for and posts financial transactions or other data, and maintains various department information in established data entry formats. Searches out information in departmental records and files.
  • Maintains financial records for a fund or program with activities that include deposits, processing of expenditures, documentation of inventory, preparation of accounts receivable and donation requests, and preparation of mandated reports.
  • Coordinates the workflow for a high volume customer-service oriented office. Serves as a resource for other Administrative Clerks, filling in to balance workload, solving difficult transactions, and researching files and records to resolve discrepancies.
  • Greets visitors, staff or students in person or over the telephone, ascertains nature of business and provides standard information related to area of assignment.
  • Provides assistance to students, including those with special needs. May introduce students to other services and college support.
  • Maintains records and files of documents processed for ready access and compiles various reports according to well-defined operating procedures.
  • May receive from faculty, and prepare curriculum and other committee documents.
  • Ensures the timely distribution and receipt of a variety of records and reports. Requests or provides information as necessary to assure completeness and accuracy.
  • Reviews and prepares documents for entry of information into electronic data processing system. Follows up as necessary to complete documents. Enters and updates information into system according to standard formats. Extracts data from existing databases and converts to other formats.
  • May update and modify web pages as approved by the supervisor.
  • Participates and may coordinate basic registration activities such as those used for community education, child development, or emeritus courses.
  • May assist with in-service training by compiling training materials, manuals, and visual aids. May schedule, coordinate, and proctor tests.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information processed or received during the course of performing assigned duties.
  • Assists and otherwise coordinates programs, workshops, meetings between program staff, administrators or the general public.
  • May receive, sort and distribute incoming mail, make appointments and travel arrangements.
  • May participate in selecting, training and assigning work to regular staff and part time student and temporary workers.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
The position requires a high school diploma and 4 years of general clerical and keyboarding experience in a customer service oriented environment. Additional post secondary education may substitute for some experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrate experience working with students from a broad range of cultural heritages, genders, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities and orientations

Experience training and supervising student workers

Experience with various organizational softwares such as but not linited to Microsoft Office Suite, One Drive etc.

Bilingual Skills

Excellent organizational skills

Supplemental Information
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires an in-depth working knowledge of the practices and techniques used in the assigned organization unit. Requires a working knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment, including filing systems, receptionist and telephone techniques, and letter and report writing. Requires a working knowledge of the procedures used in accounting, budget, purchasing, and payroll transaction processing, and statistical record keeping. Requires a working knowledge of personal computerbased software programs that support this level of work, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, and specialized database software used in education. Requires business mathematics skills to compute sums and statistics. Requires sufficient skill using the English language, grammar, spelling, punctuation, proofreading, editing, to prepare original correspondence. Requires sufficient human relations skills to orient and train others, convey technical information to others, and present a positive image of the department and College.

Requires the ability to perform the duties of the position efficiently and effectively, under general supervision. Must be able to learn, interpret, explain, and apply knowledge of College and department organization, operations, programs, functions, and special department terminology when performing assignments. Requires the ability to prepare financial summaries. Requires the ability to prepare presentation quality charts, written materials, and spreadsheets. Requires the ability to operate standard office machines and equipment, including typewriters, switchboards, copiers, calculators, word processors, printers etc. Must be able to maintain records and prepare reports. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality of private and sensitive information. Requires the ability to maintain productive and cooperative relationships with staff, students, other organizations, and the public, exercising sensitivity to needs and courtesy.

Physical Abilities
Must be able to function indoors engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use near vision to write and to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment. Requires ambulatory ability to sit, often for long periods of time, move about campus locations, and to reach work materials. Requires manual and finger dexterity to type/keyboard and/or operate mouse and/or otherwise operate a microcomputer and other equipment.

Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Salary/Fringe Benefits

Grade 27 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($4,386.60 -$5,255.12/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employee’s Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month categorically funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and the provisions of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement.
Hours of employment are Monday thru Thursday 9:30 am-6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Through December 31, 2021, the District requires all employees to submit either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, or regular negative COVID-19 testing results. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
** Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Application Procedures

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Required Documents needed to apply
Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover letter / Letter of Interest
1 Recommendation Letter (Letters must be from a recent experience written within five year)

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3865368/ft-administrative-clerk-iii-counseling-categorically-funded

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


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