AIDE TO COUNTY BOARD MEMBER

Location
Virginia
Salary
$49,608.00 - $75,732.80 Annually
Posted
Oct 09, 2021
Closes
Oct 18, 2021
Ref
1181-22C-CBO-HQ
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Excellent Opportunity to Work with the Local Government in a Multicultural Community!

The Arlington County Board is seeking an Aide to be part of a team providing 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 to include maintaining the calendar, and managing the schedule of the Board member, tracking issues, attending and taking notes at meetings and following-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 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 and maintaining open working relationships with directors and division chiefs within County government, and with other elected officials, both locally and regionally to support Board Member's affiliations, and serving as a regional liaison;
  • Interacting with local, regional, state and national groups to support Board Member's affiliations, and serving as a regional liaison; and
  • Providing support in policy areas and initiatives, coordinating with the regional and statewide board /organizations, and tracking, researching and analyzing specific issues on the county, regional, statewide and national level.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a team player, 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.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's Degree 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 may be substituted for up to six months of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience and skills in one or more of the following:
  • Fluency in Spanish and other languages;
  • Working directly with the public, both in person and over the telephone;
  • Tracking and coordinating projects to completion;
  • Using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; and/or
  • Previous experience working for public officials or in a legislative environment.

Special Requirements

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