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County of El Dorado Sr. Office Assistant in Placerville, California

Sr. Office Assistant

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Sr. Office Assistant


$38,958.40 - $47,340.80 Annually


Placerville & Shingle Springs, CA

Job Type

Full Time, Part Time, and Extra Help


List Used By Multiple Departments

Job Number



2/7/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.


Sr. Office Assistants are used in almost every County Department. They perform a variety of routine to complex advanced and specialized clerical work of above average difficulty and complexity in areas such as legal documents, personnel functions, insurance claims, contracts, proposals, treatment authorization forms, and program eligibility forms; may serve as a lead worker over a group of office support staff; and performs related duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide lead direction and training to a small group of office support staff, if assigned.

  • Provide input into employee performance, selection and other personnel decisions, if assigned.

  • Perform advanced and specialized office support work which typically require some specialized subject matter knowledge, including interpretation and/or explanation of program policies and procedures as well as coordination of detailed or specialized office activities related to the department to which assigned.

  • Provide specialized department information, including detailed program-specific information, to County executives, managers, clients, outside agencies, and others; search for, receive, and explain complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and technical office operations; explain external laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies as they relate to clerical/technical/office functions.

  • Assist clients in completing complex forms for the purpose of documenting specialized program-related information; provide advanced customer service in a calm, helpful, and effective manner.

  • Research, compile, maintain, and process statistical, financial, and/or other numerical data to support specialized office functions; create spreadsheets, logs, and other clerical tools to assist with maintaining information.

    For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here ( .

    Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations.

    Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to graduation from high school


Two (2) years of general clerical or office support experience, including at least one (1) year at a level equivalent to the County's class of Office Assistant II. Depending on assignment, previous knowledge and experience in the assigned area is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

    Click here ( to view the minimum qualifications for Sr. Office Assistant, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.


    Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

A job application for El Dorado County must be completed for each position for which you are applying. A resume will not be accepted in place of an application. Please submit all information as required on the job bulletin for which you are applying. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Wendy Ortiz in Human Resources at


The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

A written exam will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking and placement on the eligibility list. The examination has been tentatively scheduled for February 10, 2023. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications and are therefore eligible to participate, you will be notified by email prior to the examination.

If you have taken this examination within six (6) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, your score will automatically be transferred to this exam and you are not permitted sit for this examination. If you have taken this examination from greater than six (6) months but within twelve (12) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, you may elect to transfer that examination score or sit for the examination again; you must contact Human Resources prior to the scheduled exam date to request that your previous score be transferred.

A transferred examination score does not guarantee passing the current examination administration. Examination pass points are set in accordance with the EEOC Uniform Employee Selection Guidelines.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here. (

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


T he County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Sr. Office Assistant. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months .

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • One (1) full-time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services-In Home Support Services Division located in Placerville, CA.

  • One (1) full-time vacancy in the Department of Child Support Services, located in Shingle Springs, CA.

  • One (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Office located in Placerville, CA.

    Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration. Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law. Extra help positions may transition to a regular full time employee status if the conditions of Personnel Rule 1103.1 exist.

Click here ( for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ( , State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:

  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento

  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport

  • 129 miles to San Francisco

    Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:

  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Live Music and Music Festivals

  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries

  • El Dorado County Fair

  • Placerville Speedway

  • Farm to Fork Restaurants

  • Local Shopping Gems

The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Basic Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:

  • CalPERS Retirement

  • Deferred Compensation (457) Plans

  • Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Floating Holidays

  • Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado

please visit our website located here ( .

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.


Supplemental questions play an important role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

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    Do you possess a high school diploma or GED?

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