Administrative Program Assistant I (Pulaski County)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Pulaski, VA

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This position works in a service or administrative program area(s) performing a broad variety of office and program support responsibilities that require applying some program knowledge and office and administrative practices, policies and procedures to perform specific office support activities. Employees may serve as a lead worker and provide guidance to office support staff or others. Types or transcribes correspondence, memos, minutes, reports or originals from rough draft, clear copy, recordings, shorthand, or notes; composes routine correspondence and memos; proofreads written and numerical documents; sets appointments for interviews or meetings; records inventory, statistical or fiscal data in a variety of formats and compiles informational reports as needed; handles or contributes to reports and other documents, including fiscal and personnel documents, of intermediate scope and impact; provides information to customers regarding programs, policies and rules of the department; handles inquiries from others regarding services; performs research in automated and paper systems; sets up and organizes files; purges records; maintains filing systems; troubleshoots minor computer problems sufficient to resolve or submit service requests; and calls in trouble tickets; may provide guidance and training to other clerical staff and office volunteers; and prepares purchase orders and other internal documents; and processes items for payments and handles petty cash.

Minimum Qualifications
Considerable knowledge of: office and administrative practices, policies and procedures as related to assigned program and office support activities; spelling, grammar and punctuation; office terminology, procedures, and equipment technology and office software programs; and mathematics to calculate percentages, formulas and averages to solve mathematical problems. Some knowledge of: elementary bookkeeping and accounting. Skill in: operating a personal computer, printer, scanner, and a variety of standard office machines and equipment. Some skill in performing basic maintenance of computer system and general office equipment to include some troubleshooting of automation equipment problems. Demonstrated ability to: organize information and develop/maintain records in various formats; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; follow written and oral instructions; multi-task; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, customers, other public and private agencies, and the public sometimes under stressful situations; collect and disseminate information; make computations with speed and accuracy; file alphabetically or numerically; proofread; type from clear copy or draft; make minor decisions in accordance to regulations and established practices; advise and interpret policies and procedures in researching and resolving inquiries, requests and complaints; and act as a leader to other clerical staff.

Preferred Qualifications
High school diploma supplemented with related clerical or administrative experience in social services or related field OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer prior work experience in a Human Services field. Strong skill in Microsoft Office to include Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred. Prior work experience as an Administrative Program Assistant with the Virginia Dept. of Social Services is desired.

Special Requirements
All applicants are subject to a DMV/driving record check, preemployment drug screen, and CPS and Criminal History Search.
The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
Employee must be willing to work in community emergency shelter in the event of a disaster or emergency.