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Administrative Specialist


Posted: Jul. 11, 2019

End Date: Aug. 11, 2019

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to provide specialized administrative support for a department or large division. While the essential functions are similar to those of Administrative Assistants, Administrative Specialists typically focus more narrowly on one or more aspects of the work, and are thus more limited in scope, whereas Administrative Assistants are broadly responsible for all administrative support functions in a department or large division; Administrative Specialists may be more broadly responsible for the administrative support functions of a smaller division. Work often requires a knowledge of departmental operations and procedures, but can be learned by a modest amount of time in the job.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Serves as liaison between the assigned department and other departments/divisions, staff members, County officials, the public, community leaders, outside agencies, or other individuals or organizations for the distribution and receipt of routine information; interacts with various officials and dignitaries involving sensitive client relations; conveys information among division/department personnel; and circulates documentation to appropriate departments.

May serve as departmental human resources liaison; prepares new employee paperwork; processes documentation pertaining to personnel/payroll functions; reviews timesheets for accuracy and researches discrepancies; tracks accrued and used sick leave and vacation time; enters payroll data into computer for payment; prepares personnel change forms; and maintains attendance records, confidential personnel/payroll files, employee rosters, certifications, background checks, and related records.

Provides administrative/secretarial support for management and/or staff of assigned department/division; relieves management staff of routine administrative tasks; screens telephone calls, mail, e-mail, and other communications and initiates appropriate action/response; records and transcribes dictation; types, composes, edits, or proofreads various documentation; maintains calendars and schedules meetings, appointments, interviews, or other activities; and coordinates travel arrangements, accommodations, conference registrations, or related plans for department staff.

Processes documentation pertaining to budget or general financial management; reviews invoices for accuracy and matches with purchase orders; enters budget data into computer; assists with budget preparation; provides budgetary input and assists in forecasting revenues/expenditures; enters daily revenue into computer and generates revenue reports; reviews monthly budget analysis reports; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; processes budget transfers as needed; reconciles payable records with Finance Department records; prepares bank deposits; coordinates internal accounting activities; maintains current balances for accounts; and maintains departmental petty cash funds

Processes purchasing documentation; reviews purchase requisitions and verifies availability of budgeted funds; prepares purchase orders and forwards data to appropriate departments; obtains competitive price quotes; orders materials under blanket purchase orders; reviews invoices, purchase orders, or other documents for accuracy; researches discrepancies, assigns proper accounting/budgetary codes, obtains proper signatures, and forwards for payment; and maintains files and records.

Receives and sorts incoming documentation and materials; distributes/delivers incoming faxes, subpoenas, mail, or other documentation to appropriate personnel; sorts, organizes, opens, and/or distributes incoming mail; signs for incoming packages and delivers to appropriate personnel; processes outgoing mail; and copies and distributes forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, agendas, or other documentation.

Performs customer service functions in person, by telephone, and by mail; provides information/assistance regarding department/division services, procedures, fees, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems/complaints and initiates problem resolution; receives payments for various fees, fines, or services; records transactions, posts payments, and issues receipts; balances cash drawers; and prepares revenues for deposit and forwards as appropriate.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department operations within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives, reviews, records, types, and/or distributes documentation; enters data into computer systems; logs, tracks, or maintains records regarding department activities; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and files, maintains, and stores hardcopy records.

Performs data entry functions by keying data into computer system; enters, retrieves, reviews or modifies data in computer database; scans documents into computer; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; indexes documents; and develops databases and computerized reports.

Processes applications for department services, such as licenses, facility usage, program enrollment, employment, or other purposes; distributes application forms and provides information; accepts fees/deposits and processes completed applications; issues permits as appropriate; and administers work order program and opens/closes work order requests.

Maintains file system of various files/records for the department; prepares files, organizes documentation, and files documents in designated order; retrieves/replaces files; scans records into computer; shreds/destroys confidential or obsolete documents; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record; and maintains current maps, telephone lists, directories, operating manuals, procedures, and other reference materials.

Provides administrative support for boards, committees, or other meetings; prepares meeting agendas, packets, and related documentation; coordinates meeting rooms/facilities, equipment, and refreshments; notifies participants of scheduled meetings; submits public notices to newspapers, property owners, or others as required; prepares and distributes agendas, meeting notices, meeting packets, and related documentation; records and transcribes meeting minutes; distributes meeting minutes to appropriate individuals; and maintains official records.

Maintains department webpage, social media, and online enrollment; uploads pictures, schedules, brochures and other events and information; adds upcoming events to calendar; posts news and announcements; enters and maintains information regarding classes and fees; processes registrations, memberships and rentals; runs reports and prints class lists; and assists customers with creating user accounts and site navigation as needed.

Coordinates arrangements for various meetings; notifies participants of scheduled meetings; prepares meeting notices, agendas, and meeting packets; coordinates room reservations, setup, refreshments, and equipment required for meetings; attends meetings; records and/or transcribes meeting minutes; distributes documentation; and maintains records.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department operations within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives, reviews, records, types, and/or distributes documentation; enters data into computer systems; logs, tracks, or maintains records regarding department activities; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and files, maintains, and stores hardcopy records.

Conducts research of department files, database records, hardcopy materials, internet sites, or other sources as needed.

Monitors inventory of department supplies and forms; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; and initiates requests/orders for new or replacement supplies.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, volunteers, other departments, County officials, other municipalities, government agencies, attorneys, engineers, contractors, vendors, sales representatives, customers, the public, community organizations, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required; two years of clerical, administrative support, customer service, or records management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  May require possession and maintenance of valid State of Georgia Notary Public certification.