MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$4,123.14 $4,334.28 – $4,556.18 – $4,790.14 – $5,034.86- $5,292.76
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: January 10, 2023 (Candidate must appear in person for the examination.)
TYPING CERTIFICATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm
**Due to COVID-19, the City of Stockton is making a temporary exception to our policy regarding online typing certificates. Please refer to supplemental question #6 regarding this exception.**
The City of Stockton’s Municipal Utilities Department is looking to fill multiple vacancies within various divisions. Incumbents work a 9/80 work schedule Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and Fridays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with alternate Fridays off.
Applicants must submit a valid Typing Proficiency Certificate, two years old or less, for at least 50 Net Words Per Minute no later than Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm. (See supplemental question #7 for typing certificate details.) For a detailed list of acceptable agencies, click here: Typing Certificate List (Download PDF reader).
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a “for-cause” employment status, and are represented by the Stockton City Employees’ Association. (Classified/Represented)
This list may be used to fill future vacancies.
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.
Under general supervision, provides a variety of routine to complex administrative support, which may include receptionist duties, typing, proofreading, record keeping, opening and distributing mail, scheduling meetings, preparing meeting agendas and summaries, entering and retrieving information from computer databases, carrying out research and compiling reports that may require the use of arithmetical calculations, ordering supplies, processing invoices, and other duties as assigned. The complexity of assignments shall increase as the incumbent progresses from one level in the series to another.
Office Specialist is the specialist level in the office support series, with responsibilities including the performance of complex or difficult office support work requiring the use of independent judgment or the application of technical or related skills. Incumbents at this level possess a detailed knowledge of their department’s specialized activities and often function as the only office support for an organizational or functional unit. Lead direction of others is not a regular part of the job; although project or relief leadership may be required. This class is distinguished from Supervising Office Assistant in that the latter is the full first-line supervisory class over office support staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
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Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate and three (3) years of general clerical or office administrative experience equivalent to the City’s class of Office Assistant II. Newly hired incumbents must possess a valid (two years old or less) typing certificate for at least 50 net words per minute.
Newly hired Office Specialists and Secretaries will be required to enroll in the City’s Office Support Certificate Program and will attempt to complete the course within three years of the date of hire as a condition of continued employment.
Other Requirements:Specified positions may require:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license;
Evening and weekend work;
The ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds;
Frequent operation of a data entry device, involving repetitive motion;
Occasional standing, bending, or squatting; and
Skill in taking dictation at the rate of 80 words per minute and transcribing it accurately
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a written test weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates’ names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.
After online submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.
Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is received.
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.