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Administrative Assistant

City of Riverdale (Fire)

Posted: Jul. 10, 2019

End Date: Jul. 31, 2019

Job Summary:  
This is a skilled administrative and clerical position responsible for providing administrative support in an assigned department. This position provides a wide variety of responsible, confidential, complex administrative, technical, programmatic, and secretarial duties to relieve Department Head as well as general administrative details. Work involves public contact, maintaining a variety of records, and receiving phone calls. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative work
Preferred Qualifications:
Public sector experience is preferred.

Major Duties:
  • Receives, screens, takes messages, and appropriately directs calls to the department; provides customer service to visitors and callers regarding information about or knowledge of department operations, policies, and procedures
  • Receives, sorts, and distributes mail
  • Compiles data for daily, monthly, annual, and other departmental reports
  • Files and retrieves materials and data from department computerized and manual filing systems; maintain the department's filing system
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, equipment, and standard clerical procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the department's rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of all municipal functions, contacts, and activities of various departments
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic and general bookkeeping practices
Ability Required by the Position:
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the concepts, practices and procedures of the department
  • Ability to pay close attention to details; ability to accurately record and transfer data from one source to another, and to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Ability to learn Communicator and Visio
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to understand and follow quickly and accurately oral and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain alphabetical and chronological files
  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly at all times
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the general public
  • Ability to work accurately with detailed records and complex information
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with general public in sometimes difficult and trying circumstances (Customer Service)
Supervisory Controls:  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Manager.
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed with the employee sedentary. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring dexterity. 
Guidelines:  Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures and applicable ordinances.
Complexity:  The work consists of a variety of administrative and clerical duties.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to support the efficient operation of the assigned department through coordination of a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties. 
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with department directors, vendors, other City employees, and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically accessed to give and exchange information and provide services.
Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office setting.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------APPLICATION PROCESS:  All applicants may be required to complete the following:  written exam, physical exam, drug screening, polygraph, and background investigation. A valid driver’s license may be required.
If you feel you qualify for the above position, and you meet the minimum requirements, you may complete an application at the Human Resources Office, 971 Wilson Road, Riverdale, GA 30296  Applications are available from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Applications are also available on www.riverdalega.gov.