Clerk I/ii

County of Shasta
Full Time $35,652 - $48,024 Per year CA 1355 West St, Redding, CA 96001, United States Apply before 5/20/2024 5:00
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Overview

Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere.  With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The District Attorney evaluates all reported crimes to determine if sufficient evidence exists to prosecute individuals for felony and misdemeanor offenses. In those cases where the District Attorney finds sufficient evidence, a criminal prosecution is undertaken. The Department also supervises the Victim/Witness Program.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under close supervision, to perform clerical work which does not require speed typing skills; to learn and utilize pertinent subject matter procedures, precedents and policies; and to perform related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level for the clerical class series which does not require speed typing skills. Incumbents normally are considered to be in training status and work under close supervision, performing repetitive and clearly defined tasks.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate should have good attention to detail, office experience working in a file room, pulling files and data entry for a daily calendar, scanning case files into a document storage system as well as assisting other clerks in the department with various office related duties.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Clerk I:

Interviews individuals in a public office or over the telephone, obtains or furnishes the desired information or refers them to the proper sources; completes or assists others with the completion of a variety of forms, documents and records; receives money in payment of bills, fines and fees; gives receipts and keeps records of collections; sorts, codes, posts, proofs, alphabetizes, indexes and files a variety of materials; checks reports, records and other data for accuracy; assists with the preparation of reports; accepts and delivers messages; pages and locates staff; counts and balances cash; receives, distributes and dispatches mail; follows up on materials sent to other people for review or completion; learns to operate a variety of office equipment, including a typewriter, copiers, calculator, and dispatch radio; may learn to operate switchboard; may serve as receptionist; learns codes, regulations and terminology essential to department.

Clerk II:

Interviews individuals in a public office or over the telephone and obtains or furnishes the desired information or refers them to the proper source; completes or assists others with completion of a variety of forms, documents and records; receives money in payment of bills, fines and fees; gives receipts and keeps records of collections; sorts, codes, posts, proofs, alphabetizes, indexes and files a variety of materials; checks reports, records and other data for accuracy; researches, extracts, transfers and summarizes information from records; prepares statistical reports; prepares acknowledgment and replies to letters; screens and schedules appointments; accepts and delivers messages; pages and locates staff; counts and balances cash; receives, distributes and dispatches mail; follows up on materials sent to other people for review or completion; keeps stock of office supplies and orders new supplies when needed; operates a variety of office equipment, including a typewriter, copier, calculator and dispatch radio; may operate a switchboard periodically; may serve as receptionist.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Clerk I:

Knowledge of: Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic arithmetic skills.

Ability to: Understand oral and written directions; learn office rules, methods and procedures; learn to operate various standard office machines; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Clerk II:

Knowledge of: Modern office practice and procedures; proper techniques in operation of modern office machines.

Ability to: Perform responsible clerical work under general supervision; use good judgment in choosing among available alternatives; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationship.

These employment standards are typically attained with one year of experience comparable to that of a Clerk I with Shasta County.

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