Salary: $95,810.00 - $114,366.00 Annually Location: Downtown Oakland, CA Job Type: Regular Full Time Department: District Secretary Job Number: 22-00445 Closing: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Summary AC Transit is currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Administrative Specialist. Under general supervision of the District Secretary, provides professional-level, administrative and support duties for the District Secretary and the Board of Directors. The classification independently performs a wide variety of complex, technical, and time-sensitive administrative duties and assumes the responsibilities for the Assistant District Secretary in his/her absence. This classification is distinguished from other administrative support classifications by its frequent contact with the District's leadership team, Board Members and the public. Incumbents frequently work with and maintain confidential information pertaining to financial, political, and personnel matters having District-wide impact. This classification is unrepresented at-will and reports directly to the District Secretary.
This is a wonderful opportunity for career growth and an opportunity to work at one of largest bus agencies in California. In addition to being a premier public transit agency, AC Transit has excellent benefits that include pension, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave and 457 deferred compensation.
Representative Functions • Serves as the primary administrative support to the District Secretary. • Prepares, edits, proofreads, and processes a variety of routine to complex documents and correspondence including forms, memos, financial and staff reports; completes critical, time-sensitive, and/or confidential documentation for internal and external stakeholders; may certify a variety of documents on behalf of the District Secretary. • Provides logistical support for Board of Director's and Committee meetings, including, but not limited to organization, equipment testing, meeting set-up and clean-up, meals, and distribution of information; attends meetings and public hearings as required. • Distributes the agenda to outside agencies/organizations; prepares minute orders from the official minutes of Board and Committee meetings for all agenda items. • Assists in the implementation of the records management and retention program within the District Secretary's Office. • Prepares resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Board for signature. • Maintains the District Secretary's Master Outlook Calendar of Board meetings and individual Board member meetings; schedules meetings as requested and accepts meetings into the calendar. • Utilizes the District Secretary's agenda management software to calendar all Board and Committee meetings and reviews and may approve routine reports on behalf of the District Secretary. • Sets up new users in the agenda management system and assigns user access at the direction of the District • Secretary or the Assistant District Secretary; directs new users to training resources; may troubleshoot user issues as needed and stays abreast of new system features and requirements. • Maintains the District Secretary and Board of Directors intranet pages; updates Board information and policies; posts new content on the District's website as needed. • Assists Board members with issues pertaining to routine use of smartphones, tablet devices, and applications; interfaces with the Department of Innovation and Technology when required to troubleshoot technology related problems and service issues. • Serves as the primary point of contact in processing tort claims, summons and complaint, and small claims filings. • Processes assuming and leaving office Statement of Economic Interest forms and related filings. • Monitors budget expenditures calculates monthly reconciliations, and prepares Board payroll and other financial documentation. • Tracks customer complaints and follows-up with appropriate staff to ensure timely response. • Coordinates all travel arrangements for the Board and District Secretary's Office, including itineraries, and prepares quarterly travel reports for Board members and Officers; prepares and processes cash advances and expense claims. • Monitors electronic correspondence and responds to requests as directed. • Opens, scans, and distributes incoming mail; uploads and indexes electronic documents. • Prepares check requests, special requisitions, petty cash reimbursements, purchase order payments; verifies the accuracy of vendor invoices and processes payments. • Orders and maintains an inventory of office and meeting supplies. • Coordinates or assists in the coordination of special administrative projects. • May assist in the preparation of agendas and minutes as needed. • May prepare transcripts of testimony given at Board meetings or public hearings or recorded testimony or comments received. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.
Experience: Equivalent to five (5) years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience for management personnel involving frequent public contact; including (3) years in a public or governmental agency that operates under the Brown Act at the level-of an executive assistant, senior administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, deputy city clerk, or equivalent.
Special Requirements: Must be willing to: (1) work outside regular business hours, including evenings and weekends, as required (2) travel to various locations as needed.
Knowledge of: The functions and role of an elected Board of Directors; correct English usage, including spelling grammar and syntax; records management and retention principles and practices including document imaging; filing, indexing, and cross- referencing methods; budget preparation, basic knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility including the Brown Act; California Political Reform Act and Transit District Law; standard office administrative practices and procedures; current versions of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, at an advanced level of proficiency; smartphones, tablet devices and their features.
Ability to: Learn District and Board of Directors policies and procedures; work independently; organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and adhere to multiple deadlines; follow-up on assignments; maintain attention to detail despite frequent interruptions; use independent judgment within established guidelines; type accurately on a keyboard; effectively operate modern office equipment including computers and related software, and quickly learn and use new software as adopted by the District and/or the District Secretary's Office; identify, research, analyze, evaluate, and interpret a variety of data; communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of good customer service.
Additional Information Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Must possess the mobility necessary to transport oneself to other locations within the District in order to attend meetings.
THIS POSITION IS AN UNREPRESENTED AT-WILL POSITION
The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths. As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.
Benefits: The transit professionals who call AC Transit home represent the rich cultural diversity of the Bay Area. For more than 60 years, we have been an equal opportunity employer honoring religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, gender expression, genetic information, disabilities, age, and veteran status. We are not only an inclusive employer but also offer a comprehensive benefits package rooted in choice, flexibility, and affordability. Most Benefits are effective the first of the month following your hire date. Employees and eligible dependents have access to the following benefits*: • Medical - Choice of two Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs): Kaiser Permanente and Health Net. $10.00 office visit co-pays; $5.00 - $35.00 prescription co-pays. • Dental – MetLife Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) $50 annual deductible per person/$150 per family; $3,000 per person annual maximum; preventative care covered at 100%; basic and major care covered at 90%; $4,000 lifetime maximum orthodontia covered at 50%. • Vision - Vision Service Plan - $10.00 copay; eligible for an exam, lenses, frames or contact lenses every 12 months – based on the last date of service. $200 frame allowance or $120 allowance for contact lenses. • Employer paid Basic Life Insurance • Employee paid Voluntary Term Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Retirement – employees automatically participate in a lifetime defined benefit plan and have the option to contribute to a 457 deferred compensation plan via payroll deductions. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016 may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, employee may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of the pension. • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health Care, Dependent Care, Parking, Transit • AC Transit contributes up to $50.00/month towards an employee's FSA Transit costs • Free AC Transit Bus Pass • Federal Credit Union • Vacation and Sick Leave or Personal Time Off • Nine (9) paid holidays; 2 paid floating holidays; 1 paid birthday holiday • Tuition Reimbursement – up to $2500 per fiscal year on approved courses •Wellness Program
*AC Transit benefits are negotiated and subject to change based on collective bargaining agreements.
Pension: All AC Transit employees participate in a lifetime defined benefit pension. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.
In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants selected for appointments in a safety sensitive position are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP, Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position, pre-employment drug testing will be performed.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Benefits PEPRA: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, will be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
Medical, dental, orthodontic, vision, and prescription insurance coverage for employees and qualified dependents; plus regular pension with a five (5) year vesting. Depending on length of service, up to six (6) weeks of vacation and up to twelve (12) days of sick leave per year. Holidays: eleven (11) per year. Free transportation on AC Transit system. Group Life Insurance.
Agency AC Transit
Address 1600 Franklin Street Oakland, California, 94612