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Supervising Office Assistant I (Indio) at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Indio, California

Job Description:


The Department of Child Support Services is recruiting for Supervising Office Assistant I for the Indio location. The incumbent will perform the most complex and specialized clerical work in addition to supervising and training a clerical staff overseeing the receptionist, mailroom, printer room, imaging and scanning room staff. Duties will include: Setting production goals, prepares performance evaluations and reviews with employees, maintain employee attendance records, and approves or denies requests for time off. The incumbent will also write internal procedures for work assignments and review reports, make recommendations for discipline and enforce with employees, conducts interviews, recommends and selects new employees for hire, and trains new staff.

The most competitive applicants will have leadership experience, knowledge of People Soft and EPM (Employee Performance Management).

Meet the Team!
The County of Riverside Department of Child Support Services works with parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Services provided included locating, establishing paternity; establishing, modifying, and enforcing a court order for child support; and establishing, modifying, and enforcing an order for health coverage. Can you see yourself here?

• A bility to write policies and procedures.

• A bility to interpret and prepare reports.

• Uses spreadsheets to keep track of productivity.

• Plan and distribute work evenly among direct reports without bias.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Establish and encourage team cohesiveness.

• Supervises the work of a clerical staff; establishes work sequence, time table, or priorities; makes work assignments; provides guidance to staff in resolving technical problems and machine operation.

• Sets production goals for unit; evaluates the amount and quality of work completed; motivates employees to improve quality and quantity of work; initiates a variety of corrective actions to solve work performance problems; documents corrective action.

• Prepares and signs performance evaluations; makes recommendations on employee disciplinary actions, dismissals, step increases, and promotions.

• Interviews, selects, and recommends on the hiring of new staff members; reviews performance evaluations with employees; conducts or directs the orientation of new staff members and the training of staff members.

• Resolves problems among assigned staff members; maintains time and attendance records; approves or denies requests for time off; designs physical changes to improve work flow.

• Writes policies and procedures for the unit; establishes and revises internal work policies, procedures, and controls concerning automated editing, typing, and type composing equipment to assure consistency, efficiency, and compliance with user needs.

• In addition, performs complex clerical work as defined in the classification specification of Office Assistant III.

Experience: Three years of clerical experience. Either of the following may be substituted for one year of experience:

Completion of 18 semester or 27 quarter units from a recognized college in secretarial sciences, office practices, business education, or a closely related field.


Completion of 360 hours of training from a recognized occupational training program in secretarial sciences, business education, or a closely related field.

Knowledge of: The principles and techniques of supervision; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, format and style; modern office practices and procedures including preparing correspondence and reports, and filing; standard office equipment including the programming of a variety of material information processing equipment; the capabilities and applications of information processing equipment.

Ability to: Supervise subordinates; perform complex clerical work involving independent judgment and initiative; read and interpret information from charts, graphs, and tables; gather data and organize it into report format; understand and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and written policies and procedures, and apply them to specific situations; supervise subordinates.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans 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. See the policy here ( Download PDF reader ).

What's Next?
Open to All Applicants
This recruitment is open to all applicants.Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the department.
Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department of Child Support Services may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.
Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Reasonable Accommodations
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: .

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.
Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account.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 ).

Contact Claudrina Suazo at csuazo with any questions regarding this recruitment.
If you are experiencing technical problems, you may contact the applicant support desk Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time at or toll-free 1-855-524-5627.

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 SEIU 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 - LONG-TERM DISABILITY (LTD): Benefit pays 66.67% of earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month; 30-day waiting period; pays to age 65. Benefit can be coordinated with other available leave balances to provide up to 100% of pay.

    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 SEIU 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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