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Administrative Assistant, President
Bakersfield, CA
Posted Dec 20, 2013 by Kern Community College District
Category: Secretary and Administrative Assistants


Kern Community College District

Administrative Assistant, President

The Administrative Assistant is directly responsible to the President of the College. The administrative assistant is responsible for providing a wide range of complex and confidential work including public relations, personnel, and budget matters that encompass all areas of the College, as well as the District Office, and the community. The employee in this position provides support in contract negotiations and administration.


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, income protection and retirement included.

Knowledge and Abilities


• Ability to process administrative details not requiring the attention of the President,
• including coordination of functions, communication of department policy, and other
• administrative work.
• Ability to perform highly responsible and complex tasks exercising independent judgment.
• Knowledge of public relations techniques.
• Knowledge of Research methods and report and letter writing techniques, records processing, and maintenance procedures and systems.
• Knowledge of English usage; grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
• Knowledge of supervisory principles.
• Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, methods, and computer applications, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Ability to learn, interpret, apply, and explain policies and procedures.
• Ability to plan and organize work.
• Ability to direct the work of others.
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction and under strict deadlines.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in recognizing scope of authority and care in
• administrative detail.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and communicate
• effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to take or willingness to learn dictation and shorthand.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

• Education equivalent to two years of college.
• Four (4) years of increasingly responsible administrative secretarial experience, including at least one (1) year of supervisory responsibility. Bachelor’s Degree
• preferred.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
• socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college
• students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Position Number: 00914

Posting Date: 12/20/2013

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Confidential

Work Week : 40 hrs per week, 12 month

Minimum Salary: $52,195.99 per year

Maximum Salary: $74,556.37 per year

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Salary Grade D

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by Thursday, January 9, 2014 , 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

To apply, visit http://careers.kccd.edu/postings/4076

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.




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