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Office Assistant

AFSCME Council 17
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Starts at $40,000
Posting Date:
December 09, 2019


  • Places, answers, screens and redirects telephone calls.
  • Performs administrative duties, receives visitors, determines need, and assists where appropriate.
  • Receives opens, date stamps, and distribute mail. Prioritizes incoming mail and handles routine requests.
  • Prepares correspondence such as letters, memos, reports, and other documents according to guidelines. Proofreads for accuracy, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Inventories and order supplies.
  • Establishes and maintains office files.
  • Bookkeeping duties (assisting and dues allocation, bank statements, and deposits).
  • Maintain membership database.
  • Performs other assigned duties as required.


  • Background described would normally be obtained through a combination of high school education (or equivalent) and office experience, including the proficient use of software programs to provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Knowledge of office equipment, such as copier, telephone and fax machines and other similar machinery.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation to proofread and compose simple correspondence.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Ability to type 40 – 45 wpm.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Starting Date: December 9, 2019

Salary is $40,000. Excellent benefits package.

Send Resume:

Lloyd Permaul, Council 17 Deputy Administrator:

Or mail to: AFSCME Council 17

3888 South Sherwood Forest Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70816


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