Position Description / Details
The position will provide clerical support for the Medical Assisting Program; maintaining records and files, preparing documents and reports, processing records, compiling data, and providing information and assistance to program faculty and participants.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Maintain paper and electronic attendance records for Medical Assisting Program students.
- Prepare memos, letters, develop and update spreadsheets, and reports.
- Respond to internal needs for audit information.
- Maintain confidential records.
- Answer telephones; receive and refer visitors.
- Sort and file various documents; establish and prepare new files/categories within established filing systems; accurately enter data into electronic files; remove and log materials; and maintain status and file reports.
- Extract and compile statistical data from source documents.
- High school graduation or equivalent and two years of clerical experience.
- Excellent computer skills including experience with Word and Excel.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work assignments with minimal supervision.
- Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attend to details.
- Ability to initiate projects, work on a team, and work independently.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers.
Physical Work Environment
Work is performed primarily in an office environment that requires standing and/or sitting and entering data for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to operate telephones, computers, and a variety of office equipment.
- Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
- Full-time classified position.
- Position beginning September 1, 2018.
- Starting monthly salary: $2,359
- This position belongs to a unit that has negotiated a collective bargaining agreement.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $916.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6298
Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.