DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is office management work of a complex nature involving exercise of higher level independent judgment in the handling of non‑routine situations and information. Specific duties vary with the needs of the municipality, district, department, or division. Ability to type, and familiarity with computer applications for word-processing and data organization is essential. Work involves responsibility for coordinating work projects, clerical activities and other essential functions of a department or programs. Associate Clerk is distinguished from lower-level Clerk classifications by greater complexity of duties and high degree of responsibility. Work is performed under minimal supervision in accordance with specific department policies and objectives, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over the work of one or more subordinate office employees. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of office terminology, procedures, methods and equipment; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and modern practices of office management; comprehensive knowledge of business arithmetic and English; comprehensive knowledge of the applicable laws, policies, rules and regulations relating to the department or agency; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of account keeping and budget control; ability to readily acquire familiarity with departmental organization functions, policies and regulations; good judgment in solving complex clerical and administrative problems; ability to plan, lay out and supervise the work of others; ability to operate an alphanumeric keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed; ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to set up appropriate forms, charts and other tabular listings; ability to prepare correspondence, reports and other materials; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal effectively with the public; good judgment; accuracy; resourcefulness; initiative; tact; courtesy; neat appearance; integrity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as a Principal Clerk.
9/99; 1/09; 8/21