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Employment Opportunity

Range 11
19 hours/week
Closing Date:
December 24, 2012
Beginning Date:
January 2013 (approximate)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or the equivalent AND two years experience in the clerical field or completion of a course of instruction in a related computer training program.
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
General Description:   Under the general direction of the Dean or Director, performs a variety of instructional and clerical duties designed to free the instructor from routine, ancillary and preparatory work associated with an office skills training program.  The focus of the duties is not only on assistance to the instructor but to the students as well.

Essential Functions: 

  • Orders, receives, issues and maintains supplies, tools and equipment
  • Prepares classroom or laboratory setups
  • Assists students on projects
  • Performs clerical and record keeping function
  • Keeps instructional areas clean and orderly
  • Trains and oversees student assistants
  • Maintains operations of computers and lab equipment including operation of software programs

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office software programs
  • Fundamentals, terminology, techniques, materials and equipment used in office skills

Ability to:

  • Use, demonstrate and maintain the specialized materials, instruments, tools and equipment of office skills
  • Speak, read and write standard English
  • Understand and to make advanced mathematics computations
  • Work with a minimum of supervision and with a high level of knowledge in office skills
  • Be flexible
  • Be multi-tasked in a classroom setting
  • Cooperate with others

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103.

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst
        Merced College
        Office of Human Resources
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of EmploymentThe selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.   The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer