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Position Information
Performs paraprofessional level administrative, operational, procedural, programmatic and/or budgetary and related analysis and support for County departments or on a County-wide basis; performs related work as assigned.

This administrative support class performs a variety of activities in such administrative areas such as personnel, budgeting, accounting, contract administrative, operational research, dealing with and providing staff support to commissions, committees and/or other agencies.  Although work assignments are diverse, all positions normally follow defined, but complex, policies and procedures, require a technical knowledge in the area to which assigned, have some responsibility for procedural changes and/or program oversight and my supervise staff on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:  Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by business or other applicable technical course work and at least two years of college-level education is desirable.

Experience:  Four years of office administrative or secretarial experience.

Knowledge of:  Specific functions, terminology and concepts related to the functional area or department to which assigned; technical and procedural concepts of the work to which assigned.  Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and employee training; record keeping principles and practices.  Applicable laws, codes, and regulations; computer applications related to the work and business arithmetic. Have correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation and has techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.  Know standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.  Know the basic principles and practices of public administration, data sampling, statistical analysis techniques, budgetary and accounting practices and terminology.

Ability to:  Performing paraprofessional level analytical and programmatic work in a variety of areas; Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations and maintaining accurate records and files; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.  Use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.  Using tact, discretion, and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work; planning, directing and reviewing the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis. Working without close supervision in standard work situations and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Supplemental Information

  • The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the Merit System Services bilingual proficiency examination prior to appointment.
  • A valid driver’s license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
  • This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week.
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.

If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR at or 916-323-2785 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

Modoc County is a geographically diverse area in the northeastern corner of California, and borders both Oregon and Nevada. The City of Alturas is the county seat and the only incorporated city in the County. Federal land comprises much of Modoc County, with employees from the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the US Fish and Wildlife Service assigned there. These federal operations account for a significant part of the County’s economy. Modoc County is home to the Medicine Lake Highlands, which is the largest shield volcano on the US West Coast. You’ll also find areas of lava flows, cinder cones, juniper flats, pine forests, and seasonal lakes, nearly one million acres of the Modoc National Forest, as well as hot springs and lava caves, which are common to the area, and geothermal energy resources.Agency

Modoc County Department of Social Services
CalHR, Attn: Merit System Services
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, California, 95811

Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 48
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary Range: 2784.-3425.