Office Assistant III
Under general supervision, to perform a wide variety of typing tasks and execute complex and responsible clerical work of more than average difficulty in an office or in a school; and to do related work as required, consistent with job description.
Directly responsible to designated administrators.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Performs a wide variety of complex clerical work, including the personal performance or supervision of typing, checking, and recording information;
- Compiles information for and prepares reports
- Computes statistical data
- Maintains file system
- Compiles and prepares student information related to attendance and enrollment for data entry and student records
- Provides information and assistance to district personnel regarding services provided by the department or school
- Receives office visitors in person or over the telephone
- And either answers questions concerning the department’s activities or refers persons to another source of information
- Compiles and prepares reports and master copies
- Operates a computer terminal and utilizes the various programs available
- Operates typewriter, copying and duplicating machines, and school communication equipment
- Analyzes situations and adopts an effective course of action
- Carries out verbal and written directions independently
- Makes arithmetical calculations quickly.
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
- Operation of a computer and assigned software.
- Terminology, processes and operations of assigned office or program.
- Record-keeping and filing techniques.
- Telephone techniques and etiquette.
- Basic research methods and report preparation techniques.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
- Basic math.
- Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
- Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and administration.
- Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Answer telephones and greet the public courteously.
- Maintain records, logs and files.
- Learn principles of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
- Compile, assemble, verify and prepare data for records and reports.
- Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
- Compose correspondence and written materials independently.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Meet schedules and time lines. Plan and organize work.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
- Be able to multitask.
- Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
- Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
- Hear and speak to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
- Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
- See to read a variety of materials.
- Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.
- Type at a rate of thirty-five (35) words per minute
- Pass qualifying tests.
Two (2) years of varied clerical experience of a responsible nature.