Secretary I-ii

County of Napa
Full Time CA 1127 1st St ste b, Napa, CA 94559, United States



The ideal candidate for this position will have had previous clerical or secretarial experience in a law enforcement or legal department within a local government agency or the court system.

The ideal candidate would additionally be able to work in a fast paced environment, possess exceptional organization and customer service skills, be comfortable serving a diverse clientele, and be committed to the .

Under supervision, to perform secretarial duties of routine difficulty; to transcribe material from a mechanical source or by the use of shorthand; and to do other duties which pertain to this class specification; and to perform other related duties as required.

Is the first working level class in the secretarial series, where incumbents have at least one year of secretarial or stenographic experience. Incumbents in the class are required to perform basic secretarial duties, which may include the use of electronic text editing equipment, with only general supervision. Incumbents in this class are required to take dictations on a regular basis, either from a mechanical source or with the use of shorthand. In some department’s incumbents may have significant word processing responsibilities.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application. For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.  

Essential Functions

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Employment Standards

Minimum Qualifications

Secretary I
Experience: One year of secretarial, stenographic, or journey level clerical experience.

Secretary II


: Two years of secretarial, stenographic, or journey level clerical experience; or one year in the class of Secretary I in Yolo County.


: One year of business education above the high school level may be substituted for one year of experience.

Knowledge of:

general knowledge of business letter writing and modern office methods and procedures; modern office methods and equipment which may include data and word processor, computer terminal and/or transcription equipment. 

Ability to:

acquire a knowledge of procedures, methods and terminology as required for a specific department; perform varied clerical work of average difficulty; understand and follow oral and written instructions; operate a variety of office equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively and courteously with the general public.


Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.


Application & Selection Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Selection Procedure

The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps, and all listed dates, may change with or without notice.

  • Screen for Minimum Qualifications
  • Screen for Best Qualified
  • Department Selection Interviews
  • Conditional Job Offer, pending
    • Medical Exam
    • DOJ Live Scan
  • Confirmed Job Offer

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Contact Information:

For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 

It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

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