Office Assistant
State of Washington - Littlerock, WA

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The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Office Assistant 3 at Cedar Creek Corrections Center. Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)is a 480 bed male facility. The facility is located in the Capital forest 20 miles south of Tumwater. CCCC is co-located with the Department of Natural Resources and is a minimum security facility. This facility houses minimum security offenders and offers Treatment, Work and Vocational Programs to help ready offenders to transition back into the community. CCCC is a sustainability prison; some of the many programs include: raising endangered frogs (Oregon Spotted Tree frog), raising Talapia, bees, worms, crickets and composting. The site includes two living units, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium and support facilities. All offenders work at this facility either on an off-site work crew or within the facility grounds. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Duties:
The Office Assistant 3 supports the efficient operations of the unit by: • Ordering, tracking and checking office supplies and equipment. • Establishing and maintaining complex electronic or manual file systems and database files. • Developing and distributing reports for internal and external customers. • Creating and maintaining hard copy files. • Creating reports utilizing various programs on a personal computer. • Initiating supply and equipment requests, • Proof reading materials and composing or editing correspondence. • Compiling information and research material of both routine and of a confidential nature • Initiating supply and equipment requests • Creating schedules, presentations, and reports using specialized Word or Excel knowledge

Qualifications:
High school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of clerical experience.

Supplemental Information:
‘The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.’ For additional information about the Department of Corrections, please visit www.doc.wa.gov IMPORTANT NOTES: From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info . · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All Department of Corrections employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for Department of Corrections’ employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. The Department of Corrections is committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about the recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email Theresa.burkheimer@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360)359-4062. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.

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