Administrative Assistant Iv

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$45,204.64 - $75,341.14 Annually
Posted
Nov 26, 2022
Closes
Dec 10, 2022
Ref
22-03309
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides administrative support to the Rental Assistance Division. Duties include:
  • Processes criminal background and credit checks.
  • Composes, updates, and proofs routine correspondence.
  • Prepares voucher briefing material.
  • Monitors and maintains and overall calendar for the Division.
  • Schedules job interviews, serves as test proctor, prepares interview packets and conducts reference checks when needed.
  • Schedules staff trainings and meetings, assists staff with completing forms (mileage), prepares staff meeting agendas, pays monthly invoice for SafeRent and reconciles monthly Equifax invoice.
  • Answers phones, including TTY machine, distributes incoming mail and faxes.
  • Provides general information regarding assisted housing programs, directs calls to appropriate staff, takes messages when necessary.
  • Ensures that files are maintained and archived correctly in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Supervises temporary staff hired for specific administrative functions such as historic scanning of files into the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Trains new employees on how to do on-line time and services as the primary timekeeper for the division.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are general administrative support, office management, records/file management, and customer service.

Salary:
The salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $28.9775 hourly) of the advertised compensation range.

The Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy.

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
Reviews and approves disbursement forms;
Recommends changes to agency/work unit administrative policies, procedures and methods;
Uses existing spreadsheets and databases to interpret and organize resource information;
Provides customized reports to analysts or others in the unit.

Fiscal Administration
Approves and authorizes accounts through corporate system;
Monitors external accounts and resolves discrepancies;
Reviews and reconciles status reports.

Accounting
Supervises staff performing clerical accounting duties at the Asst. II and III levels;
Resolves problems by performing qualitative review of individual cases;
Enters data into corporate accounting systems and reconciles a wide variety of accounts receivable/payable;
Performs petty cash custodial duties;
Audits clerical accounting procedures in other agencies.

Purchasing
Researches and recommends equipment/vendors and prices;
Determines substitutes for supplies and low value equipment;
Verifies the accuracy of and updates the department equipment and/or fixed asset inventory;
Authorizes requests for goods and services in corporate system;
Monitors contract compliance (e.g., expirations, payment terms, costs);
May act as procurement card manager.

Scheduling & Coordinating for others
Manages supervisor's calendar which may require negotiating time and place;
Researches and negotiates with hotels, etc. for best logistical arrangements for rooms;
Makes complex scheduling arrangements involving multiple parties, including informing all relevant parties;
Independently makes and cancels meetings depending on the subject and attendees;
Determines what confidential information can be disseminated and to whom;
Arranges for special room or equipment needs and/or multiple locations & individuals;
Coordinates domestic and foreign travel arrangements for executive/work unit head, unit personnel, and visitors;
Participates in the planning and coordination of national and international meetings (e.g., reserves sites, meeting logistics, publicity.

Communication
Independently composes original correspondence (e.g., preparation of replies to non-technical requests) for the executive/work unit head's review and signature;
Coordinates data collection and provides information to others including executive/work unit head;
Explains policies of the functional area (e.g., purchasing, travel, and leave).

Office Management
Performs/supervises several administrative functions (e.g., records management, reception);
Manages a small work unit;
Analyzes short-term administrative needs of the unit (e.g., status of supplies and equipment, determining if work order is needed);
Notifies relevant individuals of work progress and inquires as to its status.

General Administrative
Develops filing systems (paper and/or electronic);
Develops internal mailing processes and procedures;
Prepares non-routine responses to correspondence;
May supervise general administrative functions.

Receptionist/Public Contact
Oversees or resolves non-routine/difficult situations based on knowledge and interpretation of established policies & procedures;
Interprets county rules & regulations to employees, management, and the public using discretion as to proper application.

Word Processing/Typing
Develops macros;
Serves as unit expert or lead over other clerical/administrative positions.

Information Systems/Software
Develops macros;
Creates and maintains databases;
Generates unique reports;
Creates complex spreadsheets for work unit;
Diagnoses and resolves simple software/hardware problems;
Maintains Web pages;
Designs and lays out publications using specialized software packages;
May supervise.

Reports
Prepares routine reports and statistics based on information compiled from various sources;
Determines report format and elements.

Payroll
Prepares and/or supervises preparation of complex payroll (e.g., shift differential, overtime, multiple grants, 56-hour workweek, FLSA).
Researches payroll issues (e.g., overtime, leave hours).
Interprets policies & procedures.

Personnel
Initiates the full range of processing for complex personnel actions;
Conducts new employee orientation within assigned agency, including notifying employees of Period of Initial Eligibility and the importance of compliance;
Counsels employees on basic benefit questions;
Uses Human Capital Management Enterprise Resource Planning system regularly to process departmental HR transactions;
Updates job descriptions using information obtained from employee, supervisor, evaluations and samples;
Resolves personnel processing problems on personnel policy/procedures with interpretation from appropriate resource (e.g., DHR);
Completes job recruitment packages including drafting advertisement language for non-professional job announcements;
Serves as liaison between supervisor/manager and HR regarding routine personnel actions;
Advises supervisor and provides information regarding HR policies and procedures.
Prepares diversity report.

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 and understanding of the programs or activities of the unit served, as well as of the county and departmental administrative guides;
Position may require knowledge of basic principles and methods of a technical or professional field.

Math Skills
Basic math skills.

Word Processing/Typing
Intermediate skills in use of applicable Microsoft Office Word.

PC Skills
Intermediate skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software;
Intermediate skills in the use of agency specific software applications.

Communication
Ability to communicate well through written and oral means.

Information Abilities
Ability to gather, integrate, and analyze simple 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 five functions.

Personnel and Payroll
Ability to perform complex Human Capital Management Enterprise Resource Planning system functions (e.g., establish a position, create a PCF, determine cost center codes, etc.).

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 high school graduation and three years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • 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:
  • Experience developing filing systems.
  • Ability to make complex scheduling arrangements involving multiple parties.
  • Experience supervising multiple administrative functions include records management and receptionist duties.
  • Experience analyzing short-term administrative needs of a unit.
  • Ability to independently compose original correspondence such as replies to non-technical requests for review and signature of the Division Director.
  • Experience auditing record management procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent is required to frequently move about to perform office work such as accessing files, attending meetings, making presentations, operating general office equipment, and performing other essential job duties; may be required to move items up to approximately 15 pounds in weight. Ability to read information on a computer monitor; effectively communicate; operate keyboard-driven equipment and computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a Microsoft Word exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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.

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