Cooperative Agricultural Support Services Authority
Office Technical Clerk
I. PROGRAM/POSITION IDENTIFICATION
The Cooperative Agricultural Support Services (CASS) is a Joint Powers Authority that assists in protecting and supporting California's agricultural industry and the consumers of its products by providing services and staff who fairly, impartially, and dependably carry out their work.
Under the general direction of federal, state, county, board, commission or CASS staff, the incumbent in this position provides the more technical, complex and independent clerical support services to an assigned program.
Classification: Office Technical Clerk
Working Title: Internet Content Developer/Coordinator
License or Other Requirement: None
Work Hours/Shift: 8-4:30
Duration of Assignment: Approximately two months with an option to extend
II. ESSENTIAL AND NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
A. Essential Functions:
Under general direction of a designated supervisor, as well as operating within established guidelines and procedures, responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Special Projects – 55%
Interview specialty crop farmers and develop webpage scripts to further enhance food procurement opportunities.
Coordinate with the Office of Farm to develop website information by compiling special interest write-ups for posting, and interviewing program staff for pertinent information to enhance the website’s utility.
Create outreach and educational material which support farm to fork efforts.
Provide informational updates to the Farm to Fork website and social media (blog) page.
Engage stakeholders and assess developing policy changes relative to food access and food procurement.
Analyze relevant data sets in order to support and enhance specialty crop food procurement efforts.
Assist in developing an action plan and scope of work from the SB 581 document- Improving Food Access in California- Report to the California Legislature
Staff Support – 30%
Independently, or as staff support, prepare a variety of documents and correspondence.
Attend meetings and take notes relating to such meetings for team use.
Coordinate meetings with key stakeholders.
Maintain Records – 10%
File, or direct the filing of certificates, reports, correspondence and other documents.
Update office and desk manuals, procedural manuals and bulletin boards.
Annually review, establish, purge and destroy files based upon retention schedules.
B. Nonessential Functions
Other Duties as Required – 5%
Other assignments, projects or duties deemed necessary by management.
III. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Duties for the position are performed inside of buildings in an office environment. The workspace may be a cubicle or desk equipped with telephone, desktop computer, printer, chair and shelving for filing manuals, reports and books.
IV. INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Possess strong organizational skills. The incumbent in this position must be able to learn quickly; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work well under pressure; work independently; and, work cooperatively with other staff members in completing assigned work and meeting required deadlines.
V. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The incumbent in this position will be required, with or without reasonable accommodation, to operate a desktop computer using a keyboard and mouse; employ repetitive arm and wrist motions; occasionally bend, stoop, twist, reach; and, lift file or supply boxes of up to twenty pounds.