Overview of the Executive Office
The success of SANDAG as a regional agency is firmly grounded in our ability to establish and nurture relationships with our member agencies as well as with federal, state, and regional policymakers, and other key stakeholders in our programs and projects. The Executive Office serves as a critical link between the Board of Directors, who establish the overall direction and priorities for the agency, and employees, who are responsible for achieving the program and project goals of the Board. The Executive Office includes key leadership positions such as the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Executive Director as well as specialized departments and positions whose purview is to provide technical expertise and guidance throughout the agency as well as to the Board and Policy Advisory Committees.
An important element of the complex administrative and political support the agency provides to the Board of Directors lies with our two Executive Assistants who maintain strong working relationships with elected officials, staff from member agencies, business and community leaders, and with employees at all levels within the organization. The Executive Assistants are relied on for their skill in understanding and recognizing the many demands on Executive Team members and effectively prioritizing or referring requests, receiving and distributing information in a timely manner, and maintaining a professional and helpful attitude that is a reflection of SANDAG.
Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board role
As a member of the Executive Office, the Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board will perform a range of highly skilled and specialized administrative and secretarial duties for the Executive Director, Chief Deputy Executive Director, and other Executive Team members, serve as Clerk to the Board of Directors and Policy Advisory Committees, and provide information and assistance to agency employees, elected officials and staff from member agencies, community leaders, and the public regarding SANDAG services, programs, policies, and procedures.
This opportunity is ideal for an experienced administrative professional with expertise in providing complex support to senior-level Executives. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with Executive staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for an articulate, outgoing, and conscientious person experienced with public meeting procedures, the preparation of agendas, and providing assistance to a decision-making body. The successful candidate will be a personable, organized, and detail-oriented individual dedicated to handling all duties in a professional and helpful manner while meeting numerous time-sensitive deadlines. Excellent computer skills, superior communication skills, and the ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity are key characteristics.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized secretarial training or college level business courses and seven years of increasingly responsible experience providing administrative support to senior Executives. Experience supporting an official public agency similar in size and complexity to SANDAG is preferred.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible and generous offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
The Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board position has an annual salary range of $56,170 to $89,873; the starting salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays. Contributions to financial security are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program.
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on February 22, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com.
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, candidates are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer