Administrative Assistant I (Limited Term)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 15, 2020
Administrative Assistant I (Limited Term)
UC Merced Continuous Recruitment
Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This
is a temporary employment pool.
Background check may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Incumbents may participate in budget, grant, or contract
preparation; administer and control departmental expenditures;
maintain departmental personnel records and provide departmental
personnel services; prepare reports and maintain pertinent files
and other required records; provide business services such as
purchasing, inventory and stores, facilities and space utilization;
and provide general clerical as well as administrative assistance
to departmental staff. Work is performed without close review;
incumbent has independent responsibility for a small unit or
comprehensive function requiring integration and coordination of a
variety of information and administrative services. May lead lower
level clerical staff and supervise student employees.
Independent responsibility for comprehensive function, which
consists of all phases of a particular function start to finish.
Incumbents independently initiate action, monitor the process, and
follow through to completion or resolution.
Note: This is a temporary employment pool for a Administrative
Assistant I. This position is reopened every six months so please
re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position
will close on June 30, 2020.
High School Diploma, General Equivalency Degree (GED), or High
School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or equivalent, and two (2) years
administrative/clerical work experience, or the equivalent years of
work experience which have led to the development of the skills,
knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of
the duties assigned to the position is required.
May have basic knowledge in administrative procedures including
word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Requires basic verbal and written communication skills, active
listening, and time management skills.
Work is performed under supervision of a higher- level clerical or
administrative person. Assignments are given in clerical terms.
Duties involving standard methods are performed independently, with
guidance provided as requested, and those involving nonstandard
methods or materials are performed from specific instructions or
Guidelines include a variety of procedural rules and regulations
which are detailed, directly applicable and readily available; but
some judgment is required to select from among standard office
methods or to devise working procedures for own desk. This requires
knowledge of a variety of standard procedures, an understanding of
the terminology of the unit served. And some familiarity with work
done in related departments.
Incumbents are responsible for accuracy, completeness and end
products of work, and may assign and check the work of others.
Within limited subject areas, assignments may entail steps or
actions which vary in nature and sequence on the basis of each
individual case: or they may be of a coordinating nature and
composed of several cases/functions/subjects which must be
Ability to apply knowledge of University policies is required.
Capable of working in various environments on a constantly
Excellent communication skills required.
Ability to pass CatBuy training class to become authorized
Purchaser for the University.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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