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Betty Benson

Office Automation Assistant, GS 0326 05 at National Park Service

Grand Canyon, AZ

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Work Experience

Office Automation Assistant, GS 0326 05

National Park Service
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Grand Canyon, AZ
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January 2011 to Present

Assigned to Facilities Management Division handling payroll, travel arrangements, authorizations and vouchers for maintenance personnel, initiate personnel actions. Prepare work orders from Work Order Desk. Primary duty involves input of all time worked by employees and work orders into the Facilities Management Software System (FMSS) program.

Office Automation Assistant

National Park Service
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Grand Canyon, AZ
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July 2009 to January 2011

Grand Canyon, AZ 
US 
7/2009 - 1/2011 
Grade Level: GS 05/02 
Salary: $32,359 USD Per Year 
Hours per week: 40 
Office Automation Assistant 
Responsible for payroll for 85 Interpretation Division staff as Administrator and Timekeeper in QuickTime, liaise with SHRO in entering SF 52 Personnel Actions in FPPS, Purchaser for Interpretation Division, assist personnel in entering Travel Authorizations and Vouchers in GovTrip, maintaining administrative supply levels for Division, maintain scheduling for events in Community Building and Shrine, monthly reporting on vehicle usage, inventory control on all Interpretation Division property, and other administrative support functions. Responsible for liaison with Human Resources and Division staff on all personnel actions and procedures. 
Contact Supervisor: Yes 
Supervisor's Name: Judy Hellmich-Bryan 
Supervisor's Phone: 928-638-7760

Legal Assistant

Donovan Hatem LLP
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Boston, MA
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May 2001 to June 2009

Secretary, administrative assistant to Partner and two Associates in law firm. Duties include legal document production, composing correspondence and legal documents, filings with courts, maintaining schedules for appointments, court hearings, depositions, and deadlines. Requires knowledge of court system and rules in various state and federal courts; proficiency in word processing, server software, time entry and billing software, Excel, and Power Point. 
Contact Supervisor: Yes 
Supervisor's Name: Lesley Leonard, HR Manager 
Supervisor's Phone: 617-406-4500

Office Manager

David J. Ansel, Esq
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Boston, MA
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April 2000 to May 2001

Legal Secretary 
Legal Secretary, Office Manager to sole practitioner David J. Ansel. In addition to legal assistant/secretarial duties in field of personal injury (plaintiff), performed all administrative, billing, accounting and banking duties for his legal practice.

Legal Secretary

Gargill, Sassoon & Rudolph
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Boston, MA
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December 1994 to April 2000

I worked for Lewis A. Sassoon and associates in the areas of bankruptcy, liquor licensing, and corporate. Also maintained numerous creditor bank accounts and made creditor distributions in connection with Mr. Sassoon's position as Trustee on Creditor Committees. I also worked for Mr. Sassoon as his Property Manager in the evenings and on weekends. He owned apartment buildings (totaling 35 units) in Boston, some of which were historic properties. Prepared leases, collected rents, maintained liaison with tenants and Maintenance personnel and suppliers. Using Quick Books, I also worked as his bookkeeper and maintained his property income and expense accounts, prepared reports for his tax accountant, and all banking including reconciliations. Also handled payroll for his Maintenance staff. 
Contact Supervisor: Yes 
Supervisor's Name: Lewis A. Sassoon

Independent Temp

Self-Employed
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Boston, MA
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March 1993 to December 1994

Temporary assignments at various law firms in Boston, MA as a Legal Secretary and Night Word Processor at one law firm.

Legal Secretary

Choate, Hall & Stewart
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Boston, MA
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August 1987 to March 1993

- Floater 
Legal Secretary services to cover secretaries out of the office on sick leave, vacations, or to assist others as needed. Duties involved dictation, preparation of legal documentation, correspondence, charts, spreadsheets, and billing. Performed additional work on project assignments such as organizing and updating case billing that was three years behind, and had to be apportioned to six different banking clients based on their interests in the case.

Data Entry Specialist

AECWA
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Cairo
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June 1987 to August 1987

Entered personnel data for a special project involving contract changes for all employees of US Embassy in Egypt. plus updating local employee personnel actions, performance evaluation requests, etc., using Wang Word Processor.SEE ATTACHED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION.

Executive Secretary

Holmes & Narver Services, Inc
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November 1984 to April 1987

Payroll Accountant 
Executive Secretary to Director of the Turkey Base Maintenance Contract (TBMC) under NATO umbrella for all US installations in Turkey involving preparation of correspondence from dictation, notes, drafts. Established priorities on all incoming correspondence and reports, followed up on assignments to senior staff, analyzed and prepared replies to financial reports, recorded and prepared minutes of briefings to the USAF-TUSLOG Commanding General and staff in fields of Engineering, Logistics, Security, Personnel, etc. and prepared reports in final form for distribution. Maintained Program management files in accordance with Air Force requirements. Performed follow-up with Divisions on reporting requirements and consolidated reports for the Program Manager. Prepared complete payroll for approximately 420 U.S. employees in-country to include related tax and California State reporting requirements. Liaised with Automated Systems personnel for improvements in payroll systems and reports. Improved payroll by meeting payroll dates on first of every month which had never been accomplished in history of the contract. Liaised with Human Resources.SEE ATTACHED LETTERS OF APPRECIATION.

Financial Analyst

Mobil Saudi Arabia
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October 1977 to June 1984

Accountant 
Responsible for costing and billing of services provided to Saudi Ministry of Petroleum (Petromin) and Mobil affiliated companies/projects in Saudi Arabia such as Luberef, Petrolube, Apsco. Costing and billing work included analyses of aircraft usage, housing, communications facilities use, recreational facilities, medical clinic use and other support services. Prepared monthly financial statements and reports for affiliated companies. I was also responsible for maintaining the GOSI - General Organization for Social Insurance - program in Saudi Arabia for Mobil Saudi Arabia's contractor personnel which required use of my basic Arabic language skills. Maintained set of books for one Affiliate in its entirety from petty cash to preparation of monthly financial statements.

Education

None

Malden High School -
Malden, MA

January 1955 to January 1957

Skills

Various Server programs, Legal Terminology, Legal Research, Inventory Programs, Shorthand - 50-70 wpm, Typing 75 wpm, Power Point, Excel, FMSS (Facilities Management Software Solutions - Federal), Quick Books, Quicken, TimeSlips and other time reporting programs, etc.

Military Service

Service Country: United States

Branch: USAF

Rank: A3C

July 1957 to October 1958

Commendations:

Honorable Discharge

Additional Information

I have an apartment in Lake Havasu City - 100 Mulberry Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, where I plan to live permanently when I find work in the area.