Position Description

Title:Clerk / Receptionist (Hermiston)
Department:BMCC Hermiston
Reports To:Coordinator, BMCC Hermiston & Boardman
Position ID:60007
Position Term:Flexible, up to 29 hrs/wk, 12 months / yr
Grade:N/A N/A Part time
Type of Employment:Continuing depending of funding

Position Summary

Responsible for BMCC Hermiston front counter receptionist and clerical duties. Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the BMCC Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

Essential Function

Greets the public and answers telephone calls; assists students, staff, the public with questions, giving information as appropriate; routes calls and walk-ins to appropriate personnel; takes and delivers messages.

Opens and closes the building (depending on work schedule) at the beginning and end of the day.  Check doors periodically during working hours.  Is aware of use and security of building and contents during working hours.

Monitors heat, air, lights, security system.  Calls for repairs and adjustments as needed.

Monitor the use of all office equipment, including the copy machine.

Is familiar with the scheduled room use for BMCC Hermiston classes and assists students and instructors as needed in those areas.

Coordinates efforts with Hermiston Coordinator and assists with filing, keyboarding, computer entry and student/staff communications, as necessary.

Assist instructors and staff with the operations of interactive video, and Polycom.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be well-organized, be able to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate using correct grammar, syntax, and spelling.

Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.  Must understand, possess, and use a high level of customer service when dealing with all constituents of the College.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and Outlook.

Must be able to type and keyboard accurately.  Approximately 40 words per minute preferred.

Must be able to operate cash register, count money, and balance money transactions.

Ability to effectively and efficiently use college Administrative Information System (AIS).

An alert sense of security and awareness of physical surroundings required.

Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.

Required Education/Experience

A high school education or equivalent required.

At least one year of prior receptionist or office experience required.

Other Aspects of the Position

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule Monday –Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Bi-lingual skills in Spanish preferred

Must be able to lift boxes of 20 to 30 pounds.


This position description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position, but does not include other work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The essential duties of this position may change as the position evolves.

I am qualified for this position as described above.


Revised: 11/2013