Under direction, in a California Conservation Corps Base Center, to be responsible for the preparation of the base center's records, reports and correspondence; to act as office manager and receptionist; and to do other related work.
Life in the California Conservation Corps Base Center involves total involve-ment in activities which develop in Corps members self- sufficiency, and a life style which fosters cooperation, mutually beneficial learning experiences and an ecologically responsible use of materials. The Clerk's responsibility includes participation in intense living/working relationships and in educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities.
Types from rough draft or transcribes from dictating machine records; prepares correspondence and reports; verifies accuracy of bills, vouchers, schedules and statistical data where subject-matter knowledge such as content, design and format is necessary; assists in preparation of the Base Center budget and maintains fiscal accounts for the Center; maintains records and office files; receives, distributes, and dispatches mail; answers telephone calls and provides information to visitors; prepares documents for assignment and transfer of corps members; keeps appointment schedules for camp staff; operates duplicating and other office machines; prepares accident reports in cases of industrial injury; maintains payroll, attendance and subsistency records for corps members and camp staff; provides information to staff and corps members on group insurance, workers' compensation and other benefits; instructs and leads corps members in performance of clerical work and in life activities.
In the California state service, two years of experience performing typing and clerical duties at a level of responsibility not less than that of Office Assistant II.
Three years of experience in typing and clerical work. (Academic education above the twelfth grade may be substituted for one year of the required experience on the basis of (a) one year of general education being equivalent to three months of experience, or (b) one year of education of a business or commercial nature being equivalent to six months of experience.)
Knowledge of: Business English and correspondence; modern office methods, supplies and equipment; training methods and effective supervision.
Ability to: Train and instruct Corps members in clerical work and office procedures; type at a speed of not less than 40 words per minute from ordinary printed or typewritten material; spell correctly; use good English; and make arithmetical computations; speak and write with clarity and effectiveness; follow directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare reports, keep complex and difficult records, and compose correspond- ence independently; meet and deal tactfully with the public.
An interest in working with others in a positive ecological relationship with the environment; willingness to live in camp and work cooperatively toward the development of community life; willingness to work odd and irregular hours.
Ability to read, write and converse in at least one language in addition to the English language, such as Spanish or Cantonese; outdoor experience in camping, recreation or forestry.