AIDE TO THE COUNTY BOARD
Excellent Opportunity to Work with the Local Government in a Multicultural Community!
The Arlington County Board is seeking an experienced Aide to be part of a team assigned to provide primary administrative support to one of the five elected County Board members.
The employee reports to and receives work assignments, guidance, and performance feedback from the Clerk of the County Board and the County Board Member.
Specific duties include:
- Providing administrative support for the County Board Member's community initiatives, maintaining the calendar, and managing the schedule of the Board member, tracking issues, attending meetings to take notes and follow-up on items, assisting in the preparation of talking points, researching information, and identifying time sensitive issues and bringing them to the Board member's attention;
- Receiving and responding to calls, letters and emails from citizens and the news media regarding a wide variety of issues and concerns;
- Providing support for office-wide projects and assignments as well as performing or coordinating office functions;
- Developing, interacting and maintaining open working relationships with directors and division chiefs within County government, and with local, regional, state and national groups to support Board Member's affiliations, and serving as a regional liaison to those groups that the Board Member represents;
- Providing support in policy areas and initiatives, coordinating with the regional and statewide board /organizations, and tracking specific issues on the county, regional, statewide and national level.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a team player, be customer focused, and enjoy assisting people from diverse backgrounds, have excellent oral and written communications skills, be detail-oriented, well organized, technology savvy, and able to effectively balance competing priorities and work well independently.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or other related field plus at least one year of experience providing administrative support to an executive or elected official which included composing correspondence, typing reports, scheduling appointments and maintaining an appointment calendar, and/or researching policy areas.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement on a year for year basis. A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, or related field may be substituted for up to six months of experience.
Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following
a) Working directly with the public, both in person and over the telephone;
b) Tracking and coordinating projects to completion;
c) Using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; and/or
d) Previous experience working for public officials or in a legislative environment.
Work hours: 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule. The incumbent may be required to attend meetings in the evening and on the weekends, occasionally.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This is a limited term position based on the term of the assigned County Board member. This non-partisan position is in the non-competitive service. The pay and benefits are identical to an employee in the competitive service; however, the employee is not covered by the merit system.
A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.