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Administrative Assistant

Salary $17.73 – $28.94 Hourly

Location New Port Richey, FL

Job Type Full Time

DepartmentPublic Works

Job Number 2021-484

Closing 8/5/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Salary Disclosure/General DescriptionSalary Disclosure:
Starting Salary:  $17.73
Pay Grade: N33

Current Pasco County Employees:  Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Public Works

Location: New Port Richey

General Description:  Responsible and advanced clerical work, which includes administrative responsibility in a major department. Positions allocated to the class differ from positions in the class of Senior Secretary either because of the independent performance of more complex secretarial tasks or because responsibility is involved for the operation of a complex office.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.Essential Job FunctionsActs as a personal secretary and/or aide to a director of a large complex operating department.  Performs duties of an administrative aide nature for the director. Participates in the work of the director such as interviewing office visitors and issuing information regarding the services or the operation of the unit.  Keeps director’s calendar and schedules appointments.  Advises director of important meetings.  Takes and transcribes dictation where the position requires the skill.  Takes minutes of conferences, meetings, and official functions as required.  Prepares forms independently and composes letters for director’s signature.  Sets up and maintains files. Files letters, reports, and related technical information in the prescribed manner.  Assembles information for director’s use.  Creates reports and collates data utilizing a personal computer. Receives and screens callers.  Refers callers to other employees, officials, or departments.  Assists and offers direction to other clerical staff as needed.  Assists director in the formulation of the budget.  Processes purchase orders for the department as needed.  Maintains and/or orders supplies for the department.  Performs related work as required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the overall functions and operations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Ability to prepare documents and compose letters and memoranda.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Ability to relieve the schedule of the director.
  • Ability to take and transcribe shorthand, if required of the position.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize the related software programs.
  • Knowledge of the County mainframe system.
  • Ability to read for comprehension.

Minimum RequirementsPHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate degree and two (2) years’ experience in secretarial and/or clerical experience including typing experience and the operation of a personal computer OR graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and four (4) years’ of experience.

In House Employees:  This position qualifies for DAP.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:  Must possess valid driver’s license.

ADA STATEMENT:  A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:  Pasco County is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:  Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.