Full Job Description
Panther Lake Elementary School is located in Kent at 10200 SE 216th Street. In September 2009 Panther Lake opened its brand-new building located approximately 1 mile south of our previous location. This 57,000 square foot building is the new prototype for elementary schools in the Kent School District and is considered to be among the most state of the art schools in Kent and Washington with regard to technology resources, equipment and opportunities for students, as well as for its timeless and environmentally friendly design. There is a traditional heterogeneous grouping of 690-700 children in grades K-6. The service area consists of approximately 58% single-family residents and 42% apartment dwelling residents. A strong history of community is present at Panther Lake and is enhanced by the rich diversity of our children and families where 80% of our student body represent diverse race/ethnicity groups. Our core academic program is supported and enhanced by an Integrated Program Resource Room, an Adaptive Support Center for our most impacted Special Needs Students, a Title I Reading and Math Program, a Learning Assistance Program (LAP) for math and reading, an English Language Learner (ELL) Program, and full-day kindergarten. To learn more about our school and new building, please visit our website at http://www1.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/PL/.
Due to the current COVID situation, all clerical testing has been suspended for KAEOP applicants. Level testing will now only be done after the initial interviews for the finalists only. This means all applicants will be screened for interviews without passing the clerical testing for the position. Once interviewed, if you are a finalist, you will be required to pass the clerical test for the position you are being considered for.
Criteria for Initial Placement on the Schedule per Collective Bargaining Agreement: Experience credit for regular employees shall only be allowed for prior experience in a K-12 educational unit to the extent required by RCW 28A.400.300 as amended.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KAEOP bargaining unit.
ASSIGNMENT: The purpose of this position is to perform basic support tasks to assist with daily office operations and to oversee students in various locations of the school or to provide non-instructional support to certificated staff and carry out various other mail related tasks. The essential job duties include the following:
Provides secretarial support, including typing and/or word processing, graphics, data entry, file maintenance, materials organization and duplication, information recording, and records control.
Acts as office receptionist, answer telephones and greets visitors; may open, sort, and screen incoming mail.
Assists in preparation of materials, including collating, sorting, and stapling; assists with materials distribution.
Assists with the production/duplication of staff materials, including routine use and maintenance of copier equipment (i.e., toner supply, paper supply, routine maintenance checks); may use laminator equipment and ditto or similar machines; produces transparencies; maintains related equipment/production records.
Assists with the accounting and reporting of school records as directed including, but not limited to, student records, financial records, and general school records.
In elementary positions, performs supervision of playground during recess and other scheduled student activities as directed.
Monitors student behavior and takes appropriate actions; maintains related records; may monitor student behavior at crosswalks, bus loading, or in a lunchroom.
Assists with the daily attendance reporting system, including home-school absence communications as directed.
Assists with the production and/or distribution of school correspondence, such as building calendars and handbooks; school, district, and community newsletter information; and general public relations information.
Provides for a friendly, open, and safe atmosphere in the secretarial office and school reception area.
Maintains a high degree of confidentiality with regard to all district-related matters and records.
Provides assistance to other staff, as needed.
Maintains adequate supplies for office operations; conducts inventory as required or necessary.
Supervises student teacher assistants.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent educational experience; additional related training desirable; or any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.
Completion of Kent School District’s clerical testing at the administrative assistant I (C) level, with a score of 70% or higher. Contact 253.373.7209 to schedule testing.
Valid first aid, CPR card, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training and knowledge of modern emergency health-care procedures required for school positions.
**To be considered for this position the candidate must meet the above required qualifications.
Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage.
Ability to operate an office computer; word processing skills desirable.
Ability to operate modern office machines, including office copier, FAX, and calculator.
Ability to maintain timely, accurate, and efficient record keeping, including preparation of reports from office records.
Ability to learn new operations, procedures, processes, and use of new equipment.
Ability to organize, set priorities, and work effectively under pressure.
Ability to exercise sound independent judgment, including appropriate handling of confidential matters.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the general public and ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups.
Customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to communicate in a second language.
Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics.
Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community.
Desired characteristics are: flexibility; ability to organize ideas, time and materials to accomplish goals; enthusiasm; ability to express ideas clearly and understand concepts being discussed; ability to learn new ideas and skills; ability and willingness to develop favorable relationships with students; and willingness to model behavior deemed appropriate by the school district and the community.
ALL POSITIONS CLOSE AT 4:30 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE.