Salaries are on a six-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.
Typical placement on this position is made at the first step of the salary range. Upon successful
completion of probation, the second step shall be paid.
Under general supervision, an Administrative Specialist performs technical, administrative duties to support complex administrative or operational activities; researches, gathers, organizes and prepares data; reviews documents and data for compliance with program requirements; maintains complex files, records, reports, correspondence and other documents; prepares detailed reports regarding budgetary and funding allocations and expenditures; and performs related work as required.
Characteristics and Example of Duties:
The duties listed below represent the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is related or a logical assignment to this class.
Minimum Qualifications and Other Conditions of Employment:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education, Training, and Experience:
Two (2) years course work from an accredited college in industrial relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
Three (3) years of responsible administrative experience performing program monitoring and reporting, including responsibility for complex records retention and filing.
Experience in a public agency is desirable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
A valid California Driver's License will be required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid California Class "C" Driver's License.
APPLICANT PROCESS: Applicants must complete and submit an official Santa Cruz METRO on-line application and any other required documents specified on the job announcement from our website, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scmtd. A separate application must be filled for each open position. Resumes will be accepted and are recommended but may not be substituted for the required application. The standards and minimum requirements as stated on the front of this job announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application. Meeting the listed standards does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited for an examination or interview as the Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to the most qualified for the position as determined by the Santa Cruz METRO staff. Certification of candidates from the Eligible List to the hiring department may be made each time there is a vacancy. Santa Cruz METRO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Santa Cruz METRO will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 831-420-2542.
EMPLOYMENT/MEDICAL VERIFICATION: A medical examination paid by Santa Cruz METRO may be required of each prospective employee depending on position. The candidate's physical condition must be consistent with the requirement of the job duties to be performed. Candidates are cautioned that offers of employment are conditional and subject to the satisfactory completion of the medical examination where required, reference check, fingerprints, and other aspects of the employment process. Candidates offered employment are required to sign a loyalty oath to the State of California. Proof of American Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States will be required.
SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination. The employment application, qualifying information questions and/or supplemental questions will be evaluated based on the employment standards and minimum qualifications listed above.
NOTE: All statements made on the application are subject to verification and investigation. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligible List, and/or discharge from employment.
The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the company. All applicants will be notified electronically via email as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive emails.
Applications deadline 02/03/2022
Testing dates Week of February 7, 2022
Interview dates Week of February 14, 2022
Hire date: Beginning of March 2022
Administrative Specialist is an advanced level class in the series. An incumbent in this class performs technical, administrative duties that require substantial interpretation and application of laws, regulations and/or specialized departmental, and/or program policies. Develop administer, maintain and adhere to Santa Cruz METRO's travel principles and policy for each Employee, Board of Director, and external candidate traveler and communicates with business event sponsors and organizations in arranging complex travel. This class is distinguished from the lower-level class of Administrative Assistant because an incumbent in the latter class performs advanced-level clerical rather than technical, administrative duties. This class is also distinguished from the higher-level class of Administrative Supervisor as an incumbent in the latter class supervises the work of subordinate clerical and/or technical administrative staff.
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