Fresno State campus

Administrative Support Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Administrative Support Assistant
(Administrative Support Assistant II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,120 - $3,276 per month

Full classification Salary Range: $3,120 - $4,592 per month

  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, the purpose of this position is to provide excellent customer service as the first point of contact for the Agricultural Operations/University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL) office, to coordinate the UAL vehicle and equipment scheduling, provide accurate and timely data entry for chargebacks and billing in the MetaBIM system, receive farm maintenance requests and prepare necessary work orders, prepare correspondence, assist UAL staff and students with requests, and provide clerical and organizational support for the UAL Agricultural Operations office.


Key Qualifications

  • General working knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, exercise tact, courtesy, alertness, and good judgement in responding to others.
  • Proficiency in use of computer to produce correspondence, reports and special projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of office methods, practices and procedures.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications; E-mail and electronic calendars for setting up meetings as well as email and calendaring systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write correct English, free of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Ability to:
    • Identify and solve standard problems and refer more complex problems to appropriate staff.
    • Perform complex clerical work accurately using standard office equipment.
    • Learn, interpret and apply a wide variety of complex written policies and procedures.
    • Perform standard arithmetic functions of a transactional nature, including tracking and comparing data.
    • Work in a team environment supporting all of the Ag Operations diverse objectives.
    • Present standard information in writing.
    • Compile and summarize data for report generation.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Plan and organize clerical work utilizing a variety of methods while working under pressure of deadlines.
    • Work with frequent interruptions.
    • Establish priorities and determine deadlines.
    • Work on several tasks simultaneously.
    • Apply independent judgment, initiative and discretion to address problems and develop practical, thorough and, at times, creative solutions in performing work.
    • Understand the student assistant hiring and volunteer processes.
    • Work with faculty, students, staff and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Desire and ability to work in a flexible and collaborative manner.


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years of recent progressively responsible clerical experience.
    • Preferred Skills
      • Possess practical knowledge of basic plant and animal agriculture as well as knowledge of all common agricultural equipment and modern agricultural practices and terminology.
      • Demonstrated ability to use or learn MetaBIM, Gasboy, and Peoplesoft computer programs.


Department Summary

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs and conducts applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with experiential learning. The College participates in the general education program of the University and seeks to enhance the ability of students to be successful in their chosen careers and to make positive contributions to the quality of life in their communities.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 22, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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