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Job TitleSenior Administrative AssistantPosition TypeClassified Position Code2CBU06FTE1Pay Rate (or Annual Salary)4,696.58/monthJob LocationChabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545DepartmentApplied Technology and BusinessJob SummaryThe Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Senior Administrative Assistant for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

Under direction, perform the full range of advanced level administrative, secretarial, and clerical duties of a complex nature in support of assigned program area in a large administrative, academic services, or student services department; provide support and assistance to assigned administrator, faculty, and staff; serve as a liaison between the department administrator and faculty, the general public, students, staff, and other campus and community officials; and plan, coordinate, and implement on-going operations and activities of the assigned office.

The Senior Administrative Assistant is the advanced journey-level classification in the administrative support/secretarial series. Incumbents are assigned to perform the full range of administrative support and complex secretarial and clerical duties independently for a large/complex administrative, academic services, or student services program area. Incumbents at this level typically receive instruction or assistance only as new or unusual situations arise, and must be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. The Senior Administrative Assistant classification typically reports to and is the primary position supporting an administrator at the level of Dean, Director, or higher or provides advanced journey-level secretarial support to executive, administrative, or management staff.

The Senior Administrative Assistant level is distinguished from the Administrative Assistant by its responsibility for providing support to senior management staff with responsibility for a large/complex administrative, academic services, or student services program area whereas the Administrative Assistant provides secretarial support to a program area including providing general administrative and secretarial support to professional or management staff.

Representative DutiesThe following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Participate in the administration of the office to which assigned; provide responsible and complex secretarial and administrative support and confidential assistance, relieving the administrator of a wide variety of clerical, technical, and administrative detail; assist in organizing functions and activities promoted by the District, College, or program area; serve as a liaison between the administrator and staff, the general public, and other District personnel.

2. Plan and organize administrative office support functions; assist assigned administrator in meeting reporting requirements, functional responsibilities, and research objectives; coordinate, oversee, and evaluate the flow of office work and assure that work is performed in a timely and accurate manner; review, update, and inform the administrator and other supervisory or administrative support staff of essential timelines; discuss and review calendar of events on a regular basis with assigned administrator to assure timely coordination of office activities and status of assigned projects; develop schedules related to department activities and services.

3. Utilize electronic technology to correspond with others and to maintain assigned calendars, schedules, and appointments; coordinate and arrange meetings; coordinate activities with other divisions and departments; make travel arrangements for department supervisor; process conference reimbursement and other requests.

4. Research, compile, and analyze a variety of information as necessary for assigned administrator; prepare summary information and recommendations or alternatives as appropriate.

5. Prepare and distribute narrative, statistical, and financial data, recommendations, and alternatives as requested; complete applicable reports; verify and review forms and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures.

6. Coordinate and oversee specialized functions or projects independently as assigned including special event planning and implementation; assure that work is performed in a timely and accurate manner; use independent judgment to develop and provide recommendations, suggestions, or information as appropriate.

7. Interact with District administrators, divisions, departments, faculty, staff, and students in all matters related to the area of assignment; interpret and apply policies and procedures and process sensitive complaints and requests for information; prepare preliminary responses for assigned administrator’s signature.

8. Serve as liaison and facilitate communications between assigned administrator and the College President, Vice Presidents, administrative staff, academic and classified staff, students, representatives of community agencies, and the general public; interact by relaying messages, answering questions, clarifying information, responding to requests, resolving problems, explaining District, College, Department, or program area policies and procedures, or referring callers to the administrator or others as necessary.

9. Assure that Board agenda items and supporting documents are developed, prepared, and forwarded within District timelines and legal requirements and guidelines; assure the administrator receives timely notification of Board requests for information or action; assure that the Board receives information and notification of action taken as requested.

10. Assist supervisor in the preparation and administration of program budget(s); assist in preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations; assist in submitting justifications for budget items; allocate funds to proper budget codes; monitor and track expenditures in a timely manner; provide regular budget reports to administrator for control of expenditures; assist in resolving budget issues and problems; process budget/expense transfers; recommend budget revisions.

11. Recommend expenditures for office equipment, materials, and supplies and assure their timely ordering, receipt, and storage; assure proper functioning of office equipment.

12. Process information related to hiring/payroll processes for assigned area; complete forms, monitor signature process, and track approvals for hiring personnel; process payroll forms for assigned staff within established timelines.

13. Provide staff support to standing and ad hoc committees and other groups as assigned; attend meetings and take notes or record proceedings; prepare and distribute agendas, background materials, and minutes as appropriate.

14. Answer telephones and respond to questions and requests for information from administrative, management, academic, and/or classified staff, students, and the general public; communicate information in person, by e-mail, or by telephone where judgment, knowledge, and interpretation of policies and procedures are necessary.

15. Assign, schedule, train, and provide lead direction to lower-level office staff and student workers as assigned; prioritize work assignments; review and validate completed work for accuracy.

16. Establish and maintain a variety of complex, interrelated filing systems; establish and maintain files for information, records, and reports including those related to budget and cost records; maintain manuals and updated resource materials.

17. Type, format, proofread, duplicate, and distribute a wide variety of correspondence, reports, notices, schedules, lists, forms, and other materials according to established procedures, policies, and standards; type from rough draft, verbal instructions, or transcribing machine recordings; independently compose a variety of routine and non-routine correspondence; prepare preliminary responses to letters, general correspondence, and personal inquiries of a sensitive nature for administrator’s approval.

18. Receive mail and identify and refer matters to the administrator in order of priority.

19. Utilizing advanced knowledge of various computer applications and software packages; enter, update, correct, and extract information; maintain and generate reports from a database or network system.

20. Maintain advanced level knowledge and skills of applicable hardware and software applications.

21. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and ExperienceAny combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by two years of college level course work or specialized training in business, secretarial science, office automation, or a related field.


Four years of increasingly responsible secretarial and administrative support experience involving a high level of public contact, use of computer and office applications, and providing administrative support to management staff, preferably in an administrative office in an educational environment.

Minimum QualificationsThe following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

1. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the assigned department and/or division.
2. Work organization and office management principles and practices.
3. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and a

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