FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


Administrative Assistant I

Posted:  January 31, 2023

Closes:  Feb 17, 2023

Grade:  5, Step 1  $31,898


General Definition of Work

Performs skilled administrative support work receiving, screening, and processing telephone calls and serving as a receptionist for the department, scheduling appointments, handling complaints, assisting the public, typing a variety of documents, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the assigned departmental supervisor.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Essential Functions

Acts as a receptionist; greets visitors; answers telephone; provides information; forwards calls to appropriate party; assists the public with the completion of standardized records or documents; directs visitors to appropriate party.

Enters a variety of data into a computer; verifies statistical and other records for accuracy and completeness; enters and retrieves sensitive and restricted information into the computer system.

Types a variety of documents including correspondence, forms, reports, purchase orders, requisitions, meeting minutes, etc. where knowledge of format and presentation is necessary; answers routine correspondence independently.

Assists in the coordination and preparation of periodic, special, and other reports; collects information from a variety of sources and compiles data.

Receives and accounts for various revenues; posts, checks, balances, and adjusts accounts; gathers, assembles, tabulates, reviews, and files financial data; assists with the preparation of payroll.

Processes requests for information and reports.

Prepares and codes purchase orders and invoices; prepares and monitors work order system; keeps cost and inventory records.

Makes schedules; coordinates meetings; makes appointments.

Receives, sorts, processes, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail.

Operates a variety of standard office equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and office assistance techniques; general knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic; general knowledge of the organization and functions of the department and general administrative policies and practices; ability to keep office records and to prepare accurate reports from file sources; ability to perform and organize work independently; ability to type dictation at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to prepare effective correspondence on routine matters and to perform routine office management details without referral to supervisor; skill in the operation of personal computer equipment and related office software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in general administrative support, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking, or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing, walking, and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas using the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

May require possession of or ability to acquire a Notary Public license, completion of Microsoft program courses, and records management classes depending on departmental assignment.

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.


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Contact Human Resources

Beverly Fonville Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 315