Administrative Assistant II-Confidential (#RB6502)
$33.17-$40.32 Hourly / $5,749.72-$6,988.82 Monthly / $68,996.72-$83,865.95 Yearly


Under direction, assists a department head and department management staff in planning, organizing and directing the administrative, purchasing, management and personnel and staff development activities of a large department; may direct a program in a specialized area and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for data gathering, analysis and program duties coordination. This class is distinguished from Administrative Assistant I in that incumbents of the latter class perform a less difficult and complex range of duties, exercise less independent judgement and work under closer supervision.


  • Directs a program within the department; oversees the daily operation of the program, develops programs, participates in grant preparation and coordinates staff development and training programs.
  • Confers with representatives of other County departments and other agencies on administrative, budgetary, management, personnel and purchasing issues.
  • May coordinate purchasing activities and/or personnel transactions of the department..
  • Researches and analyzes department policies, laws, procedures and other administrative matters; determines their impact upon the department's operations; prepares narrative, graphic and statistical reports; recommends alternative methods, policies and procedures, develops policies and procedures for approval of the department head.
  • Prepares and administers the department budget; gathers, organizes, tabulates and analyzes budgetary data; directs fiscal control programs.
  • May supervise or direct subordinate staff as assigned.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, personnel management or a closely related field.


Experience:  Two years in budgetary, systems, financial, personnel or other administrative analytical work.


Substitution:  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years.


Principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration and management including organization, budgeting, purchasing and personnel administration; methods and techniques of organizing work efficiently; basic statistics and graphics; principles and practices of supervision.


Gather and analyze data; organize and write reports; read, understand, interpret and apply pertinent rules and regulations; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; present oneself professionally.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RB6502; EST: 10/9/1985;