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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4030435
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 12, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Junior Clerk - School Year Schedule

Bilingual speaker preferred

Job Goal: Performs a variety of standard clerical duties to support the office, requiring a general knowledge of the operation, including the following:


•Types/word processes;
•Performs data entry work;
•Sorting and distributing incoming mail, preparing outgoing mail and faxing of communications;
•Maintains general records and student records so that they remain updated and easily accessible;
•Provides telephone answering services; takes messages and redirects calls to appropriate personnel;
•Provides receptionist duties for all visitors to the school or departmental office;
•Provides information to the public;
•Performs such other duties as are necessary that are within the guidelines of this job description.


•High school diploma or equivalent, related school or office experience de¬sirable;
•Demonstrated ability to type thirty (30) error-free words per minutes;
•Ability to use computers efficiently;
•Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office;
•Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities;
•Proficiency in the use of all office machinery and technology;
•Ability to interact pleasantly and efficiently with students, staff and the public;
•Ability to work diligently to help maintain smooth office operations;
•Must be reliable with good interpersonal and telephone communication skills;
•Knowledge of school office procedures, including the maintenance of records;
•Ability to exercise good judgment and common sense; and
•Aptitude or competence for other assigned responsibilities.


Position Reports to: School Principal

Rate of Compensation: In accordance with AFSCME Clerical Collective Bargaining Agreement


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Support Staff > Accounting/Bookkeeping
    Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
    Support Staff > Computer Support
    Support Staff > Receptionist
    Support Staff > Secretary
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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