Administrative Assistant I: Bilingual, Spanish - Markham Elementary School (2019-20)

Oakland, CA, US
$43,756.48 - $58,557.92 / Per Year
Sep 10, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Ref: PCN7111 IN-HOUSE VACANCY - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Due to union restrictions, this position is only available to current employees of this school district for the first 5 days following the posted date. Applications submitted by job seekers not currently employed by the school district will not be considered during this time period.


Administrative Assistant I, II, III



Assigned Supervisor


As Assigned






218 days/7.5 hours or Duty Days and Hours as Assigned


Revised: October 2008

Revised: May 2012


I: WTCL 40



and bilingual stipend

**If this position is for a school site, the site's target population must comprise 15% or more of the total school population.

BASIC FUNCTION: Perform a variety of proficient, specialized administrative assistant duties in an assigned area requiring excellent communication skills; utilize specialized knowledge and independent judgment involving frequent and responsible public contact; analyze and interpret data; plan, organize and coordinate office activities and communications to relieve the administrator of routine duties; provide for accurate and timely entry of a variety of data into various computer software programs.


The Administrative Assistant I is distinguished from the Administrative Assistant II in that the higher Level II position requires more experience, performs more difficult and complex duties, and is required to demonstrate validated test skills at a higher proficiency (see Minimum Qualifications: Training, Education and Experience). The Administrative I performs proficient, specialized duties. The Administrative Assistant II performs diverse, technical duties.

Administrative Assistant III is distinguished from Administrative Assistant I/II in that the former is required to use initiative, organizational skills, technical and problem solving skills, and independent judgment in the processing of administrative duties with minimal supervision. Administrative Assistant III classification may support one or more managers. Administrative Assistant III is distinguished from the Office Manager in that the former does not have any direct reports.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)

E = Essential Functions

Compute statistical data for Federal, State and District reports and special projects as assigned. E

Interpret and apply rules and regulations as appropriate. E

Coordinate communications; obtain and provide information; coordinate activities and resolve issues and complaints. E

Independently compose correspondence in English. E

Respond to complaints according to District procedures and guidelines. E

Schedule meetings, conferences and appointments; maintain calendar(s) of assigned staff, reserve meeting sites; make travel arrangements; contact and confirms appointments and meetings; attend meetings, take minutes as necessary, prepare minutes and summaries of action taken. E

Process administrative details not requiring the immediate attention of the administrator. E

Research, analyze, review, correct, and compile a variety of information; verify data for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established procedures. E

Prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs and files, including information of a confidential nature; maintain confidentiality of information and records. E

Operate a computer to enter, update, and access a variety of records and information into various computer software programs; operate various telephone systems and other office equipment. E

Assign and direct the work of other employees as required. E

Attend job related meetings as assigned. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

Administrative Assistant III: Perform all the essential functions of Administrative Assistant I and II as stated above in addition to the following:

Perform highly responsible, proficient, and complex administrative, and office functions requiring an advanced level of initiative, organizational skills, technical and problem solving skills, and independent judgment; maintain office records; execute administrative policies. E

Assume primary responsibility for the implementation of designated activities and operations of the department. E

Identify, plan and implement office administrative procedures and policies as directed. E

Complete primary clerical assignments as assigned where knowledge, judgment and discretion are critical. E

Prepare reports and presentations using a variety of technology and programs as assigned. E

Research and facilitate inquiries and refer inquiries to appropriate sources for consideration and action. E

Coordinate, analyze and organize office staff, operations and procedures such as data entry,

bookkeeping, monitoring school site/department budgets, preparing timesheets, composing correspondence, filing, requisitioning of supplies, and other assigned duties. E

Receive, process, facilitate, and disseminate information between the school site/department and other District school sites/departments, and the general public; maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; ensure timely responses as necessary. E

Monitor and record staff attendance; prepare school site/department attendance reports for payroll. E

Assist in the monitoring of the school site/department budget; prepare purchase requisitions; maintain equipment inventory; order equipment and other supplies; resolve invoice discrepancies; initiate, prepare, and submit budget revisions and corrections. E

Utilize personal and network computers for word processing, school site/departmental budget management, database management and systems applications (IFAS, HRSS, MS Office). E

Perform related duties as assigned.



Administrative Assistant I: Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to: Associate's Degree and two years of relevant experience.

Administrative Assistant II: Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to: Associate's Degree and four years of relevant experience.

Administrative Assistant III: Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to: Associate's Degree, plus related courses and six years of relevant experience.

Fluent in oral and written communication in target language


Administrative Assistant I: Pass District's test with 70% passing rate

Administrative Assistant II: Pass District's test with 85% passing rate

Administrative Assistant III: Pass District's test with 90% passing rate and pass basic accounting

Pass District's bilingual test in designated language

Valid California Driver's License

Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance



Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation

Oral and written communication skills in English and target language

Specialized record-keeping techniques

Proficient, specialized office procedures, computers and other office equipment

Telephone techniques, systems and etiquette

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

District policies, applicable sections of the State Education Code and other laws and regulations


Perform a variety of proficient, specialized administrative assistant duties in an assigned area involving specialized knowledge and independent judgment

Understand and interpret District and other rules, policies and procedures

Understand and follow oral and written directions in English

Compose correspondence and other written documents independently

Maintain records; analyze situations and data accurately and take appropriate action

Meet schedules and time lines

Operate a computer and other office equipment

Organize and coordinate office activities; assign and review the work of others

Work cooperatively with others and meet District standards of professional attitude

Understand and work within scope of authority

Work independently, with little direction, confidential and discretion

Complete work accurately despite many interruptions



Office environment, with constant interruptions; travel to conduct District business


Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; seeing to read, write and use the computer; kneeling and bending at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; lifting moderately heavy objects.


The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.

Primary Location: Markham Elementary
Salary Range: $43,756.48 - $58,557.92 / Per Year
Shift Type: per FTE

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