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Secretary I at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:


The County of Riverside's Department of Public Social Services is filling a Secretary I position. The current vacancy is in Moreno Valley, however this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies throughout Riverside County.

The incumbent will serve a department Regional Manager for the Self-Sufficiency division. They will manage calendars, take meeting notes, compose reports, track data, work on collaborative projects, schedule training, write professional letters, receive and sort incoming mail, answer telephones, and direct customers appropriately. The incumbent will complete other tasks as assigned.

The department desires candidates who have experience in a secretarial, clerical, and/ or an administrative role were you completed complex clerical duties; ability to type 45 net words per minute; have intermediate or advanced skills within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook; and have professional customer service, communication, writing, and organizational skills .

Meet the Team!

The County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services is comprised of employees who work collectively and in partnership with community-based organizations to serve the needs of the community.

• Types/keyboards correspondence, reports, memoranda, case records, documents, orders, payrolls, statistical data (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) from rough drafts, marginal notes, or general instructions.

• Schedules appointments and relieves supervisor of administrative detail, such as, checking time and attendance reports and approving purchase requisitions; assists in carrying out administrative policies and procedures.

• Takes and transcribes dictation from voice recording, shorthand, speedwriting; takes and types/keyboards minutes of meetings.

• Assembles information from various sources and arranges into proper format; proofreads written materials to identify errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar; sets up and maintains office files, records and indexes.

• Provides general information to office and telephone callers and/or refers them to appropriate party; maintains control files to monitor the status and expedite the completion of staff assignments.

• Coordinates time, place and participant arrangements for meetings.

• Sorts, screens, prioritizes and routes incoming mail; Maintains office supply inventories and orders supplies.

• May train or orient new employees; May provide lead or full supervision of a small clerical unit; Provides vacation and temporary relief as required.

Experience: Three years of stenographic or broad and varied clerical experience. Completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college or 360 hour of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of nonspecialized clerical experience.

Ability to: Operate standard and modern office equipment; proofread and review work for accuracy and completeness; input and retrieve data from computerized record keeping systems; prioritize and route telephone calls and mail; monitor staff assignment deadlines.

Other Requirements

Skills to: Type 45 net words per minute, and take shorthand or notetaking at 80 net words per minute may be required.

Veterans' Preference

The County of Riverside has a Veteran's Preference Policy . Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants. Department of Public Social Services employees, including temporary employees on assignment to the Department of Public Social Services may be considered first. Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the Department/Agency at different locations.

Application Period


Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

All applicants are required to provide a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account, prior to the closing date of the job posting. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).
For questions regarding this recruitment

Contact Cameron Hacker at chacker with any questions regarding this recruitment.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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