Administrative Assistant Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
Posted
May 22, 2022
Closes
May 28, 2022
Ref
22-01526
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

As the primary contact, provides reception and navigation for visitors and handle the main public CSB phone for the central administrative office. Serves as liaison and conduit in responding to inquiries from the public, government officials, and other stakeholders, by connecting with appropriate programs and services in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner as well as using sound judgment and discretion. Disseminates agency-wide information and coordinates essential communication measures such as daily courier service, agency-wide and office distribution lists including electronic, and distribution of the mail. Throughout, protects individuals' confidentiality using existing state, local, and federal policies and procedures. Opens and closes the office. Provides assistance to executive, senior level and other staff including the administrative support team to include creation and production of reports, briefings, charts, graphs and other documents. Develops and coordinates communications to both internal as well as external audiences. Manages data, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of data input/extraction. Schedules calendars as well as meeting rooms. Supports events to include planning and execution for internal and external audiences. And research. Updates and maintains databases using Microsoft office products as well as other software. Manages floor/site/building to include interface with facilities management, vendors, daily courier and mail deliveries. Manages oversight of office supplies including ordering, maintaining, distribution and ensuring appropriate costs. A primary point of contact in coordinating site emergency response/preparedness procedures for the office and serves as a designated essential emergency response staff within the office. Other duties assigned may include teleconferencing support, driving, deliveries, staff equipment/software coaching/training, and any other work duty to support individuals served and staff duties.

Functional areas: general administration, front desk support, and behavioral health

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

General Financial Duties
  • Uses spreadsheets or databases to organize information and produce standard reports;
  • Prepares a variety of complex disbursement forms (e.g., check requests, travel forms, cash sheets, and journal entries) for routing and approval;
  • May approve some disbursement forms;
  • Compiles and maintains monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual totals, reports, and financial statements;
  • Explains fiscal rules and procedures to employees to ensure uniform application.

Fiscal Administration
  • Sets up accounts through corporate systems;
  • Reconciles ledgers;
  • Prepares status reports;
  • Gathers data for use by others in preparing budget;
  • Prepares transfer vouchers and interfund billing;
  • Monitors external accounts for discrepancies.

Accounting
  • Prepares wide variety of accounting forms;
  • Reconciles daily receipts or accounts receivable/payable;
  • Identifies discrepancies and makes corrections;
  • Collects required documents;
  • Prepares and authorizes expense vouchers and/or invoices within limited authorization levels.

Purchasing
  • Verifies requests for goods and services against county contracts and funding sources;
  • Orders goods or services and follows up/resolves discrepancies and ensures delivery;
  • Authorizes requests for goods and services in corporate systems;
  • Ensures appropriate routing and approval of purchase requests.

Scheduling & Coordinating for Others
  • Maintains calendar(s);
  • Schedules meetings;
  • Makes and cancels appointments;
  • Schedules rooms for classes, meetings, conferences, etc.;
  • Coordinates audiovisual, training equipment, refreshment requests;
  • Set up schedules for internal administrative staff to insure that they are available to meet changing work needs.

Communication
  • Composes routine correspondence on behalf of the executive/work unit head.

Office Management
  • Provides administrative support and implements procedures;
  • May supervise others;
  • Establishes/modifies and maintains a system for tracking the progress of work that is the responsibility of the executive/work unit head;
  • Trains and orients new employees;
  • Provides and explains relevant policies and procedures.

General Administrative
  • Composes routine correspondence on behalf of the executive/work unit head.

Receptionist/Public Contact
  • Schedule appointments;
  • Explains departmental policy/procedure but does not interpret them;
  • Responds to inquiries that require referencing a variety of sources and utilizing knowledge of the department/county operations.

Word Processing/Typing
  • Keys/types complex documents (e.g., technical);
  • Proofs spelling and grammar;
  • Uses multiple software packages to prepare equations, statistics, tables and/or presentations;
  • Compiles reports from edited drafts;
  • Uses macros and templates developed by others.

Information Systems/Software
  • Performs data entry with some knowledge of department/work unit/program;
  • Manipulates screens for additional entries;
  • Generates routine reports;
  • Creates simple spreadsheets;
  • Maintains databases.

Reports
  • Compiles routine factual/numerical reports using readily available information.

Payroll
  • Processes pay adjustments;
  • Transmits on-line T&As;
  • Regularly inputs routine Human Capital Management Enterprise Resource Planning system entries;
  • Performs payroll functions (e.g., internal collection of time sheets, verify T&A entries, verify leave slips);
  • Trains new employees on how to do on-line time.

Personnel
  • Prepares and verifies completeness/accuracy of forms/documents (e.g., personnel requisitions, PARS, PCFs);
  • Provides basic new employee benefits information;
  • Explains routine personnel policies and procedures;
  • Gathers information (e.g., salary range, class specifications, and merit adjustments) from HR website or other county sources for supervisor/management;
  • Instructs employees in proper completion of routine documents (e.g., insurance enrollment forms).


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of standard rules and interpretations within own functional area and a working knowledge of established methods and procedures used in related areas;
  • Significant nonstandard skill/knowledge is required involving production of an end product such as a report.
Word Processing/Typing
  • Basic skills in the use of Microsoft Word.
Math Skills
  • Basic math skills.
PC Skills
  • Basic skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software.
Communication
  • Ability to write simple documents.
Information Abilities
  • Ability to process and integrate complex data.
Interpersonal Abilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both external and internal contacts.
Purchasing and Accounting
  • Ability to perform data entry into Purchasing/Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning systems and/or Financial Enterprise Resource Planning systems in at least three functions (e.g., create shells, accounts payable processing).
Personnel and Payroll
  • Ability to perform routine Human Capital Management Enterprise Resource Planning system functions (e.g., process PARS, requisitions).
Executive Assistance
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be sensitive to political issues.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") H igh school graduation and two years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience providing administrative support.
  • Basic skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties performed in general office environment. Ability to answer phones, use keyboard driven equipment, stand, walk, bend and stoop (for filing purposes), and lift up to approximately 20 LBS. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.