Administrative Assistant 5
- Supplemental Information
Northwestern State University is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant 5 in Business Affairs.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8500-Office Support Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Benetrus Brooks, H.R. Specialist
Northwestern State University – Human Resources
200 Sam Sibley Dr. – St. Denis Hall
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (FULL DISCLOSURE)It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Northwestern State University to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Four years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.SUBSTITUTIONS:Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience for a maximum of one year of the required experience.Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.NOTE:Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.
- Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To serve as the special assistant to a classified/unclassified executive or high-ranking classified administrator.
Employees perform duties independently and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and initiative in determining the approach/action to take in non-routine situations.
Level of Work:
General from a classified/unclassified executive or high-ranking classified administrator.
May supervise 1-2 lower-level personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Administrative Assistant 4 by the presence of responsibility for serving as special assistant to a classified/unclassified executive or a high-ranking classified administrator.
Differs from Administrative Assistant 6 by the absence of responsibility for serving as the confidential executive assistant to the unclassified Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary, or equivalent high-level classified/unclassified executive of a major state department.
- Examples of Work
Relieves the executive of a variety of administrative matters by assuming delegated authority in assigned areas.
Performs and supervises administrative support activities such as maintaining files and central records, printing and duplicating services, security, purchasing of supplies and equipment, warehousing, and preparation of payroll and personnel records.
Serves as executive support to department advisors and decision-makers, including administrators and boards/committees.
Reviews correspondence and receives telephone calls related to the most sensitive and confidential matters and determines appropriate action to be taken.
Interprets departmental policies and procedures for staff members and the general public.
Conducts and/or supervises special projects, such as organizing charity drives or coordinating facility maintenance.
Collects and compiles budgetary data for monitoring funds and staffing levels.
Prepares materials needed for meetings, such as agendas, handouts, binders, etc.
May attend meetings and transcribe minutes.
May serve as backup for experienced-level professional duties, such as procurement, accounting, etc.