Senior Administrative Assistant

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Administrative Assistant

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $55,416.00 - $76,404.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2021-02074

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 6/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


You will perform a wide variety of complex administrative and secretarial support duties requiring considerable independence and discretion to relieve an administrator of a variety of administrative details.

The anticipated vacancy is a full time position (12 mos/year, 40 hrs/week) located at Moorpark College.

Current salary information does not reflect a 2% increase that will begin July 1, 2021.


Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Moorpark College opened in 1967, serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a "students first" philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education.

More information about Moorpark College can be found on the Moorpark College website.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties
Gather and synthesize a variety of statistical and financial data; prepare routine and non-routine administrative reports that require the analysis and interpretation of data; develop, format, and revise technical and statistical charts, graphs, and flowcharts in order to present information. E

Create, organize, update, and maintain computer-based tracking systems such as databases and statistical spreadsheets used to track, maintain, and present data. E

Plan and organize work activities; recommend improvements to work flow, procedures, and the use of equipment and forms; implement improvements as approved; develop, revise, and maintain standardized and master documents. E

Coordinate and oversee complex and large special events; monitor event budgets and timelines. E

Arrange and coordinate meetings for boards, commissions, and outside agencies; prepare and distribute agenda packets and correspondence; attend meetings and take, transcribe, and ensure proper distribution of minutes and verbatim transcripts. E

Serve as liaison between assigned office and the general public, staff, and outside groups and agencies; provide general and specialized information and assistance that requires the use of judgment, tact, and sensitivity and the interpretation of policies, rules, and procedures; independently resolve complaints; explain programs, policies, and activities related to specific program area of assignment. E

Manage the calendar of an administrator with an exceptional level of detail while anticipating needs and preferences of the assigned administrator; keep the administrator informed of appointments, priorities, and deadlines through multiple channels and in a timely and efficient manner. E

Proofread, verify, and review a variety of material and reports for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with established standards, regulations, policies, and procedures; ensure materials are accurate and complete. E

Compose a variety of documents and forms including reports, correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas, legal documents, and other specialized materials from rough draft, dictation, modified standard formats, and brief verbal instructions. E

Design and produce newsletters, brochures, technical handouts, and other specialized documents using desktop publishing software and other computer applications. E

Coordinate travel arrangements; type itineraries, request travel advances, compile expense reports, and process conference reimbursement and other requests. E

Receive, open, and distribute correspondence and email; identify and refer matters in order of priority; independently resolve issues of a less complex nature. E

Assist in assembling and preparing the annual department budget and contracts; monitor expenditures against budget; prepare purchase requisitions and requests for payment. E

Monitor inventories of supplies and materials; prepare purchase requisitions and requests for payment. E

Maintain calendar of activities, meetings, and various events for assigned staff; coordinate activities and meetings with multiple departments, the public, and outside agencies. E

Monitor and update the district website to ensure data and information presented is up-to-date and easy to comprehend. E

Provide training, work direction, and guidance to others as assigned. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:


A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university


Two years of administrative support experience

Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by June 20, 2021.
The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) *Written/Performance Test = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

*The written/performance test will consist of the following components:
  1. MS Word
  2. MS Excel
  3. Sentence Clarity
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. **Keyboarding (@ 45 NWPM)
**An original typing/keyboarding certificate issued within the past year will be accepted in lieu of the Keyboarding Skills Test if submitted at the time of testing. You may submit it by uploading it with your application materials or bringing a copy on the scheduled testing day.

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written/performance test. The eight (8) candidates with the highest passing scores on the written/performance test will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

Date Range: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed a link to the test on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 and will have until 11:59pm on Sunday, June 27, 2021 to complete the test. In order to participate in the written/performance test, you must have access to a computer and a reliable connection to the internet.

Date Range: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 to Monday, July 12, 2021 Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the internet, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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