This class is a recruiting and developmental class for persons qualified to perform, under supervision, the less technical, semiprofessional tasks in an administrative support or line program area. In a training capacity, incumbents will be assigned duties commensurate with their background and experience. Training received as an Occupational Technician will prepare incumbents for advancement to professional level classes in staff services, administrative support, and departmental line programs.
Each department using this specification will use only the class(es) that appropriately describe(s) the education and/or other background necessary to compete in open examinations for professional level target classes used in the department.
Schem Code | Class Code | Class
JY70 | 5111 | Occupational Technician
Learns the principles and techniques used in the discipline to which assigned. Under supervision, applies these principles and techniques to assigned phases of work; gathers, researches, tabulates, and analyzes technical information; prepares the less difficult reports; interviews and consults with department officials; performs less difficult duties related to program monitoring, evaluation, or licensing; or performs the less difficult duties of another government program, staffed by professionals.
Successful completion of a formal work experience training program for the disabled, administered or sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation, or any other State-sponsored rehabilitation program. The training experience must provide the person with training in public or business administration or other government program professional discipline. Typically, these areas include, but are not limited to: personnel, budgeting management, administration, planning, auditing, data processing, training, research, and employee relations. Experience in a training program of less than six months' duration will not be considered qualifying. and Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college course work or additional qualifying experience in a formal training program on the basis of six months' experience being equivalent to 30 semester units.
Knowledge of: Arithmetic, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and modern English usage.
Ability to: Learn rapidly; follow directions; communicate effectively with other staff and those contacted in the work; exhibit good work habits such as punctuality, skill, neatness, and dependability; make satisfactory progress in a prescribed training program; interpret and edit written material; write effectively; and analyze written and numerical data accurately.
Both demonstrated interest in and aptitude for work in one of the staff services or line program disciplines, and the capacity for professional development.