Office Assistant III

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $2,337 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $2,997
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Jun 21, 2019



To lead and perform a wide variety of responsible and difficult clerical work in support of assigned function; and to perform the more difficult and complex clerical duties within the assigned work unit. There is one position available in the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. This recruitment may be used to fill other Office Assistant III openings within the county without reposting.

Job Description


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  •  Three years of responsible clerical experience which included public contact.
  •  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by clerical training.

Job Requirements


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

May train less experienced clerical staff in processes and procedures of assigned function; review work products ensuring quality, quantity and compliance with policies and procedures.

Apply departmental policies and procedures in determining completeness of records and reports.

Provide information and forms to the public; assist in the completion, collection and processing of plans, applications, forms and information.

Type, proofread and word process a variety of documents including general correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda, and statistical

charts from rough draft, recordings or verbal instruction.

Perform a wide variety of general clerical work including the maintenance of accurate and detailed logs and records, verification of accuracy of information, research of discrepancies, and recording of information.

Act as a receptionist; answer the telephone and wait on the general public, providing information on departmental and County policies and procedures as required.

May receive and issue receipts for the payment of County fees; balance cash drawer as required.

Operate a variety of office equipment including copiers, postage meters, facsimile machines, and computers; input and retrieve data and text; organize and maintain disk storage and filing.

Compile information and data for statistical and financial reports; maintain a variety of statistical records; check and tabulate statistical data.

Contact the public and outside agencies in acquiring and providing information and making referrals.

May perform vision and audiometric tests; may assess required immunizations as required.

Order, receive and organize office materials and supplies.

Receive, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to

Download application:


A complete application packet will include:

  •  A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
  •  Cover Letter
  •  Resume
  •  A valid 5-minute typing/keyboarding certificate dated within the last year verifying a net typing/keyboarding speed of 35 wpm, net. Self-tested, computer generated typing certificates will not be accepted.

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The Agricultural Commissioner will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Miscellaneous Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW IS: JUNE 21, 2019 BY 5:00 P.M. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are required and may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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