Administrative & Clerical Support Series

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: See Position Description USD


Essential Functions: For a detailed list of essential functions for each position, please click on the below links:
Office Specialist/Office Specialist I/Office Specialist II

Human Resources Office Specialist II

Administrative Secretary

Administrative Secretary - Confidential

Human Resources Secretary - Confidential

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary - Administration

Job Description

Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis in order to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur.  There is currently one (1) Full-time Executive Secretary (Administration) vacancy in the City Manager's Office. 
The first application review date is August 25, 2020

Office Specialist:   
Current: $2,896 - $3,882 per month ($16.71 - $22.40 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $3,193 - $4,280 per month ($18.42 - $24.69 per hour)
Office Specialist I: 
Current: $3,202 - $4,290 per month ($18.47 - $24.75 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $3,530 - $4,730 per month ($20.37 - $27.29 per hour)
Office Specialist II: 
Current: $3,451 - $4,625 per month ($19.91 - $26.68 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $3,805 - $5,099 per month ($21.95 - $29.42 per hour)
Human Resources Office Specialist II (Confidential)*:
Current:  $3,503 - $4,695 per month ($20.21 - $27.09 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $3,862 - $5,176 per month ($22.28 - $29.86 per hour)              
Administrative Secretary: 
Current: $3,953 - $5,298 per month ($22.81 - $30.57 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $4,359 - $5,841 per month ($25.15 - $33.70 per hour)                     
Administrative Secretary (Confidential)*: 
Current: $4,013 - $5,378 per month ($23.15 - $31.03 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $4,425 - $5,929 per month ($25.53 - $34.21 per hour)                            
 Human Resources Secretary (Confidential)*: 
Current: $4,013 - $5,378 per month ($23.15 - $31.03 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $4,425 - $5,929 per month ($25.53 - $34.21 per hour) 
Executive Secretary:
Current: $4,347 - $5,825 per month ($25.08 - $33.61 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $4,792 - $6,422 per month ($27.65 - $37.05 per hour)                            
Executive Secretary - Administration (Confidential)*: 
Current:  $4,412 - $5,913 per month ($25.45 - $34.11 per hour)
Effective July 2021: $4,865 - $6,519 per month ($28.07 - $37.61 per hour)                            

  • Effective July 2022: 2% increase (for all classifications)
  • Due to recent budget reductions, full-time employees in these classifications are required to furlough 104 hours between June 21, 2020 and July 20, 2021.  New employees will have their required furlough hours prorated based on hire date.
*Confidential Employee Designation:  Employee in these classifications may have access to decisions or the decision-making process of the City concerning matters related to employer-employee relations and may have access to or may prepare confidential materials and/or information and/or recommendations on behalf of the City in matters relating to employer-employee relations.

Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. The initial application screening and invite to written exam will be based upon candidate's answers to the supplemental questions only. Prior to placement on the eligibility list, your answers to the supplemental questions will be verified against information provided in the Education and Work Experience sections of the employment application.

The selection process will include the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination, and selection interview.  The written examination date is to be determined .   Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the above vacancy as well as any future full-time and part-time vacancies in any classification in the series that may occur during the life of the list.  Candidates will remain on the eligibility list for one (1) year from date of certification unless exhausted sooner. 
To be considered for the above positions (excluding Office Specialist), candidates must be able to type at a speed of 40 wpm net (corrected) or better.  Please click here for typing certificate requirements and instructions for submitting (please note we do not accept attachments to the online application). If you do not currently have a typing certificate that meets the requirements as listed on the link above and are considered for any of the positions in this series (excluding Office Specialist), your speed will be verified at a later time prior to job offer.
Please note that all candidate status notifications will be sent by email only regardless of the preference you listed on your application.
All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (Live Scan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Additional Information


Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Job Address

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