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Office Assistant III

Department:
Research & Collective Bargaining
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Grade:
OPEIU Grade A4
Salary:
Starts at $45,760
Benefits:
Posting Date:
May 27, 2021

This position provides intermediate-level clerical, administrative support and related work to the Department, as required.

DUTIES:       

  • Maintain and reconcile records, schedules, and travel arrangements.
  • Maintain department’s log by using a database for all incoming requests; code and produce reports on a weekly basis for managers.
  • Provide typing, proof reading and editing, which may include finalizing letters, memos, pamphlets, brochures, power point presentations, reports, and testimony.
  • Prepare and maintain miscellaneous spreadsheets.
  • Route incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail and packages.
  • Answer and screen incoming calls for the department then route them to the appropriate staff member or take and deliver messages.  Place calls as requested. 
  • Handle routine requests for information.
  • Prepare mailings. 
  • Assist Administrative Assistant with finalizing Expense Authorization forms (EAFs), weekly leave reports, ordering of office supplies, and maintaining the department calendar.
  • May design forms and other documents in support of department activities.
  • Copy documents.
  • Sort, store, retrieve and maintain files. 
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Education:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Skills

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of work experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the MS Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – MS Outlook email and calendar, and MS Sharepoint.
  • General knowledge of office equipment such as OCE copier, telephone and fax machines; ability to do production typing and demonstrate a typing speed of 50-55 words per minute; and knowledge of office and organizational procedures necessary.
  • Effective communication skills to exchange routine information; attention to detail and ability to proofread work for spelling and grammatical errors; compose simple correspondence; and the ability to complete assignments independently and work under pressure to meet tight schedules.

**A Skills Assessment may be required of all candidates.**