Administrative Assistant Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 29, 2022
Ref
22-00279
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Oversees the department's office supply procurement activities for over 40 locations. Reviews procurement items and packing slips. Records each transaction into an Excel spreadsheet. Reconciles against internet account report and the county's FOCUS (SAP-based) system for accuracy or discrepancy in payments. Provides assistance to various locations in processing orders or problem solving if items are not received or returns are necessary. Responsible for the agency fuel credit card program; reviews each voucher for accuracy and verifies necessary receipts for each transaction in order for the Department of Vehicle Services (DVS) to reconcile the account. Answers fuel credit card related questions and acts as the department's liaison with DVS to solve problems. In order to meet the department's goals and requirements, reviews each invoice or payment request and initiates a payment document. May be responsible , as needed, for processing credit card payments for the department, initiating minimal Non-P.O. payments, and making payments against reservations or Direct Payment Voucher (VP). Participates as needed in monthly financial reconciliation process, in accordance with the county's complex procurement and financial procedures in the area of accounts payables. Duties are performed under minimal supervision of the Financial Specialist III. Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school; plus two years of experience providing administrative support.

The assigned functional areas of this position are: Fiscal Administration, Accounting and/or Purchasing.

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.

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.

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).

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 two years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite computer software, especially Word, Excel and Outlook. Two years of experience involving procurement of materials and/or equipment. Knowledge of procurement procedures and accounts payable process. Ability to communicate orally and in writing; process and integrate complex data; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with both external and internal contacts.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's license (required)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires the ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment and to sit for long periods. Employment contingent on completion of background investigation and employee is subject to random drug testing. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include 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.

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