Clerical 3, Casual

City of Sunnyvale, CA - Sunnyvale, CA

Temporary$20 - $26 an hour

A typing certificate, dated within one year of your application, verifying your ability to type at least 35 net words per minute is required to be submitted with your application. Please note on-line typing tests are not accepted.

Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Under general supervision of an assigned supervisor, performs a wide variety of reasonably difficult clerical work, operates various office equipment; answers questions from the public regarding assigned function; and performs related work as required.
Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
Conducts transactions with both the public and with other employees, as assigned, including (but not limited to): accepting payments or fees; issuing permits or licenses; assisting with reserving and renting City facilities; registers customers for classes, preparing requisitions and receiving reports; distributing documents, data, or information; explaining regulations and/or interpreting procedures, regulations, programs and policies.
Collects information from a variety of sources and compiles data for reports.
Performs general clerical duties and specialized clerical functions for assigned program area.
Types documents and other materials.
Receives, opens, and distributes mail; bundles and disperses outgoing mail.
Issues routine permits and calculates fees.
Develops, maintains and archives a variety of files and records.
Answers phones and greets customers.
Schedules meetings and appointments for various meetings.
Enters data in various computer programs; cross references data in various systems.
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
Graduation from high school or tested equivalent; AND
One year of responsible clerical experience.

Knowledge of:
Proper English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Alpha numeric filing and retrieval systems.
Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.
Filing, indexing and cross referencing materials
Record keeping, proofreading, and filing practices.
Principles of customer service.

Ability to:
Operate a computer using word processing and business software and other office equipment.
Compose correspondence in a clear and concise manner.
Determine matters of confidentiality and handle in a confidential manner.
Proofread documents for grammar and proper formatting.
Organize material in an understandable and acceptable manner.
Sort and categorize material.
Establish and maintain accurate logs and files of information.
Learn the operation, policy and procedures of the assigned department.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities to meet deadlines.
Perform data entry functions with speed and accuracy.
Input and retrieve material through a variety of computer programs and check output for accuracy.
Read and interpret forms.
Type at a speed of 35 words per minute.

Willingness to:
Occasionally work varying hours or on weekends and holidays.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe driving record.

Clerical experience in a governmental agency.
Application and Selection Process
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application, responses to the supplemental questions, and a typing certificate for 35 net words per minute dated within a year of this application to the Department of Human Resources. For more information on how to obtain and submit a typing certificate, please click here or follow the link to

Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at and click Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further screening, which may include interviews and interactive assessment exercises. There are a limited number of positions and this job posting may close without notice.

Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Trenton Hill at 408-730-7378 or email: For information regarding the application process contact Faye Brand at (408) 730-3015 or email:

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.