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Adult Community Corrections
Posting Number: 14-83
Job Title: Sr. Department Specialist
Closing date: 08/08/2014
Closing time: 04:00 PM
Job Class: Non-Exempt
Job Hours: Full Time
Salary: $2,537.09/Mo
Description: Performs advanced and complex clerical and administrative duties to support a complete a specialized departmental function; does related work as required. Employees in this classification perform many of the same duties as a Department Specialist; however, the work performed requires considerable knowledge of a complete and specialized departmental function. Employees in this classification are responsible for completing tasks at all phases of a departmental function. Completing work assignments will frequently require the interpretation of governing regula­tions, policies and procedures. Senior Departmental Specialists are frequently called upon to explain complex departmental policies and procedures to both the public and other employees. Incumbents in this class work with relative independence. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed primarily through results attained. Employees in this classification may have full supervisory responsibility for one (1) or two (2) employees who are performing work of a similar nature. In these instances, the employee functions as a "working" supervisor. In other positions, incumbents may be responsible for assigning and reviewing work of other clerical support employees, as well as training of new employees.

Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures; different filing systems including alphabetical, numerical and chronological; business English, spelling and punctuation; recordkeeping. Considerable knowledge of the operations, policies, terminology and governing laws of the assigned department. Interpret governing regulations, policies and procedures of assigned function; effectively explain departmental policies and procedures; research areas of responsibility and make procedural recommendations; consolidate information from various sources into reporting format of own design; establish priorities and organize own workload; assign and review the work of others; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; organize, file and retrieve materials and documents; deal courteously and tactfully with the general public; make complex mathematical computations and calculations with speed and accuracy. Experience and/or knowledge of criminal justice system is highly desirable.

Education/Experience: High school graduation or equivalency; and four years of progressively responsible clerical work including experience in the operation of the particular assigned department; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training. Those employed in this position may be subject to a background investigation, including criminal background investigation, depending on position assignment. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily disqualify an individual for this classification. Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Oregon Driver’s license and safe driving record may be required depending on position assignment.

For more info/application go to or Josephine County Human Resources, 500 NW 6th Street Dept 11, Grants Pass, OR 97526. An original application (ALL pages) is required; we don’t accept resumes only. EOE

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