BOOKSTORE SALES ASSISTANT
(See the attached job description for essential duties and qualifications for
this position). Under the direction of the Assistant Director-Bookstore,
operate a computerized point-of-sale cash register and perform all related
cashier duties as assigned; monitor student loan sales, give refunds and
perform buyback duties; provide information and assistance to customers in
the college bookstore and on the telephone; price, stock and display
merchandise; participate in physical inventory counting and all special sales
and activities; train and provide work direction to student and part-time
STARTING MONTHLY SALARY $2,514. The Employee contributes 7% of
their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
6 months 18 months 30 months 42 months
$2,642 $2,771 $2,904 $3,050
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Positions are designated as regular, full-time, twelve-month classified and are
contingent upon funding. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule
(overtime/occasional Saturday(s) required). Excellent fringe benefits
include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will
be 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and on Friday 7:45
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory employment
verification, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination. The selected
candidate must provide identification and work authorization. Physical
standards for this position are available for review in Human Resources.
TO APPLY: Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations
must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the
final filing date. A classified District application must be received in Human
Resources (not the mailroom or elsewhere on campus) by 4:30 p.m., March
24, 2005. Applications can be obtained from EL CAMINO COLLEGE,
HUMAN RESOURCES, ADMIN. BLDG., RM. 217, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd.,
Torrance, CA 90506 or may be downloaded from www.elcamino.edu.
Human Resources office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For additional information, please refer to the El Camino College website:
www.elcamino.edu or JOB HOTLINE (310) 660-3809.
(FAXES AND E-MAILS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE HONORED)
ISSUE DATE: MARCH 11, 2005 CLOSING DATE: MARCH 24, 2005
EL CAMINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
CLASS TITLE: BOOKSTORE SALES ASSISTANT
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Bookstore, operate a computerized point-
of-sale cash register and perform all related cashier duties as assigned; monitor student
loan sales, give refunds and perform buyback duties; provide information and assistance
to customers in the college bookstore and on the telephone; price, stock and display
merchandise; participate in physical inventory counting and all special sales and
activities; train and provide work direction to student and part-time cashiers.
Set up, operate and close all cash registers and cash handling systems used in retail
operations conducted by the Bookstore which include, but are not limited to, the
Convenience Stores, Coffee Stations, Graduation ceremonies and other special sales
Assist customers by providing routine bookstore information related to bookstore
merchandise and services; approve checks and refunds according to established policies
Prepare forms to process voids, overcharges, refunds, credit card transactions and other
cash register adjustments.
Provide change and change cash register receipt and journal tape noting all pertinent
information for balancing.
Assist with special programs, such as Veteran's Services, Scholarships, EOP&S, agency
and campus department invoices; check for accuracy, determine eligibility and process
forms through cash register.
Price, stock and-display-merchandise; verify marked prices and SKU numbers with shelf
Maintain inventory in assigned area and report low stock to buyers; participate in
physical inventory preparation and counting.
Communicate with buyers to provide information related to current merchandise and
stock availability; maintain current knowledge of computer software updates and
versions to assist customers.
Answer telephone and provide accurate information regarding refund policies, check and
charge procedures, buyback information and merchandise availability; access computer
database for available merchandise and pricing.
Maintain daily cash register sign-in sheets for student and part-time workers.
Assist with a variety of special sales including caps and gowns, class rings and buy-
Train and provide work direction to student workers and part-time cashiers; train
cashiers on all cash registers used by the Bookstore and cash handling procedures.
Bookstore Sales Assistant (Continued) Page 2
Assist in opening and/or closing the bookstore; generate cash register reports, count and
set-up drawers for next day, secure safe and lock doors.
Monitor and log all merchandise used for store use; advise Director of low operational
supplies; maintain neat and orderly sales floor.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Point-of-Sale cashiering and electronic banking procedures and techniques.
Basic record-keeping techniques including inventory and stock control.
Procedures applied to opening or closing a retail operation.
Methods of accurate cash register balancing, setting up cash drawers, and generating
reports. Basic math.
Interpersonal skills using tact patience and courtesy.
Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Basic merchandising techniques.
Effectively operate and understand a computerized cash register system.
Operate a computer terminal.
Read, interpret, apply and explain policies and procedures.
Resolve problems related to operation of cash registers, sales entries, refunds and
adjustments. Prioritize and schedule work.
Train and provide work direction to student and part-time workers.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relations with others.
Make calculations of change with speed and accuracy.
Maintain routine records.
Perform effectively in a fast paced environment.
Work overtime during peak periods.
Understand and follow oral and written direction.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Greet the public tactfully and effectively.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of retail
cashiering experience. College bookstore experience is preferred.
Fast-paced retail environment.
Use arms, legs, and back to lift moderately heavy items.
Bend at the waist.
Walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a cash register.
Reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Classified Salary Range 19
Revised and Board Approved: September 13, 2004