Executive Administrative Assistant I*

November 21, 2020
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job

The County is recruiting for Executive Administrative Assistant I* positions. These positions perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of an agency director, County department head, or similar position. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative support including file creation and maintenance of records; generate correspondence and reports; initiate office purchases such as supplies, classes, and training; assist with travel and expense arrangements and reports; and direct, coordinate, and train clerical staff.
  • Interpret County policies and procedures and have access to controversial and confidential matters.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding office methods and policies.
  • Facilitate day-to-day office activities including sorting mail, making copies, coordinating appointment needs, creating meeting agendas and composing minutes, and maintaining staff calendars.
  • Welcome guests and customers by greeting in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Monitor budget and other financial records.

The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies throughout the County within the next 6 months as they occur.

*Official Job Title: Executive Secretary I

For more detailed information, refer to the Executive Secretary I job description.
We are also accepting applications for Executive Administrative Assistant II , which requires a separate application. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both levels as appropriate. Remain current with employment opportunities by signing up for "New Job Notifications" at our career website: www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

Background Check: Applicants must pass a background investigation, which includes fingerprinting and physical exam, prior to appointment.
Work Environment: Incumbents must operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion when performing job duties.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet both of the following requirements:

Experience: Applicant must possess two (2) years of full-time equivalent administrative secretarial experience in support of a specified executive level professional or administrative position(s) operating in a work environment that requires a high level of confidentiality and discretion, where duties included experience in calendaring, scheduling meetings, composing correspondence, maintaining files and records, preparing agendas, and taking and transcribing minutes.
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Typing: Applicant must possess a minimum corrected typing/keyboarding speed of 50 WPM.

IMPORTANT NOTE: General clerical experience (e.g., Office Assistant II, III, IV, Office Specialist) is not considered qualifying. Qualifying experience must be equivalent to the San Bernardino County Secretary I classification and above providing support to a specified executive level professional or administrative position(s) (e.g., Board Office, County Administrative Office, Chief Executive Officer, Agency Director, Department Head, Division Chief).

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of modern office practices, methods, and procedures including use of personal computers and appropriate software; business correspondence and formats; and highly developed decision making skills.

Selection Process

There will be an online assessment of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Business Correspondence
  • Proofreading
  • Interpersonal Skills

Details of the online assessment process will be emailed once the recruitment has closed. All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

IMPORTANT: The ability to take pre-employment tests online is a privilege. Be aware that applicants may be required to take parallel versions of these tests in a proctored setting in order to confirm their identities as the original test takers.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 PM, Friday December 4, 2020 . Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.
Closing Date/Time: 12/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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