JOB SUMMARY

Administrative Assistant duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. Supports managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

Ability to effectively communicate via phone and email ensuring that all Administrative Assistant duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. May direct and lead the work of others. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Handle multiple projects
  • Research and create presentations
  • Organize calendar, schedule meetings and appointments as requested
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Write letters and emails on behalf of other 
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Assist with a variety of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, copying, faxing, scanning taking notes, and making travel plans
  • Answer phones in a professional manner and forward calls as appropriate 
  • Provide available information regarding county government topics when asked
  • Assist colleagues with administrative tasks
  • Assist with internal mailboxes, postage machine as needed; prepare certified mail or Express shipments
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Greet all visitors and employees with a positive and helpful attitude
  • Assist all visitors by providing requested direction to all county government offices
  • Introduce visitors to the appropriate staff member, as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience in a similar office setting preferred
  • Experience with multi-line phones

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Professional dress and mannerism at all times
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Ability to communicate professionally and courteously with the general public
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to contribute positively as part of a team, helping with various tasks as required
  • Use of computers, copiers, telephones, faxes, and other general office equipment.
  • Proficiency in keyboarding
  • Competency with Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office, and Google Suites
  • Experience with administrative and clerical procedures

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Administrative Assistants job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch, and twist to perform such tasks as (EXAMPLES LISTED)

  • Observing the worksite and work duties of others
  • Walking around the work site
  • Lifting supplies, equipment, and files
  • Sitting at a desk or in meetings
  • Reaching for objects
  • Kneeling, bending or crouching to file or to retrieve objects from lower shelves or the ground
  • Pushing and pulling file drawers or tables and chairs
  • Climbing stairs
  • Twisting from computer to phone 
  • Hand and foot dexterity is required to operate office equipment and paperwork
  • Hearing and speech is necessary to communicate with customers and co-workers in person and by telephone 
  • Good vision is required for all functions
  • This position must be able to lift 25 pounds occasionally

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is low to moderate. 100% of the work is performed in a controlled office environment with regulated heating and air conditioning.  

Physical hazards may include those associated with working in a public environment. 

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided
  • Ability to work alone or with a team
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups, professional associates and private citizens
  • The accomplishment of job functions in an effective and timely manner
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Government
c/o Tabitha Cantrell, Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to Tabitha Cantrell.

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