Administrative Assistant I*, San Bernardino, California

Created 11/20/2023
Reference 700895
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Bernardino
Salary $39,956.80 - $54,891.20 Annually
The Job

San Bernardino County is recruiting for Administrative Assistant I*. These positions perform a variety of secretarial duties and administrative tasks supporting one or more professional or management positions. Incumbents may compose and type correspondence, minutes from meetings, and a variety of other documents and technical materials from notes, drafts, shorthand or recorded dictation; schedule meetings and conferences; prepare materials and agendas; maintain supervisor's calendar, schedule and make travel arrangements; screen mail, email, calls and visitors and answer inquiries requiring departmental policies and procedures; and assist with various projects.

The eligible list may be used to fill any vacancies within County Departments and also with the County Fire and Special Districts Departments.

*Official Job Title: Secretary I
For more detailed information, refer to the Secretary I job description.

Applications are also being accepted for Administrative Assistant II. A separate application is required.

County Fire and Special Districts Positions: The County Fire Department and Special Districts Department are separate entities from San Bernardino County, and as such, compensation and benefits for their positions are set forth in a different compensation plan. The salary for County Fire and Special Districts Administrative Secretary I is $19.24 - $27.87 hourly. For additional details, refer to the Non-Represented Employee Compensation Plan .


Pre-Employment Process: Prior to appointment, candidate must go through a background investigation which includes fingerprints and a medical exam.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time highly responsible office clerical experience involving a wide variety of complex clerical duties, including answering telephones, interpreting policies and regulations and providing information to the public, reviewing and processing documents, word processing, and other tasks.


50 wpm minimum.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. This includes knowledge of personal computer applications; knowledge of record-keeping techniques; and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Selection Process

There will be an online assessment of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Proofreading

Important: The ability to take pre-employment tests online is a privilege. Please do not take advantage of this benefit. Also, be aware that applicants may be required to take parallel versions of these tests in a proctored setting in order to confirm their identities as the original test takers.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 06, 2023 .

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.
Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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