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Office Assistant (Word Processing)

Company: Equiliem
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Operate standard office equipment with alphabetic or numeric keyboard; enter, verify, update, correct and retrieve information; enter information with speed and accuracy. Use office equipment (desktop, laptop, typewriter, etc.) to prepare letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. Review and correct drafts for compliance with originals. Edit documents using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Send and receive e-mail. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials as specified by purchasing entity. Clerical support services may be incorporated into this service category. Follow and understand instructions for the development of final documents on word processing/computer equipment. Proofread and correct documents. Must have knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, math, knowledge of purchasing entitys software packages, and ability to learn within a reasonable time. May develop graphs, spreadsheets, charts, etc. Job title may require fluency in English and Spanish or another second language, which second language will be determined by the Department of Social Services based upon its needs. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under supervision, an incumbent of this class performs a wide variety of tasks in providing clerical support and in acting as an office assistant for a number of administrative or professional staff. Independent action is exercised when routine procedures or clearly defined policies are involved. This position requires a full range of keyboarding skills in the operation of either a word processor and, in some cases, a standard typewriter. When operating word processing equipment, an incumbent is expected to maximize equipment capability in compiling correspondence, records, reports statistical information for various reports; setting up and maintaining automated records and filing systems, and in compiling information for management needs. A high degree of initiative and Independent action is required to ensure the timely and accurate processing of the workflow. This position differs from Senior Information Systems Clerk in that the Office Assistant is required to have full knowledge of word processing equipment in order to produce a full range of correspondence and reports, in addition to providing general clerical office support to professional and/or administrative staff. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of subordinate personnel. Flexibility of hours may be required. Does related work as required. EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only) Utilizes automated word processing equipment using internally stored systems and procedures to produce correspondence, forms, reports, statistical information, and other departmental data, and/or operates a standard typewriter; Sets up automated filing systems on word processing equipment for the storage and retrieval of data; Maintains accurate and complete records and files: Provides general clerical support services to enhance the operation of the office to which the incumbent is assigned; Compiles information from manual and automated records for routine reports; Answers telephone calls and either responds to requests for routine information or routes calls to appropriate staff; Maintains appointment calendar(s) for professional staff and schedules meetings as needed; Opens, screens, and routes mail; Prepares requisitions and maintains adequate office supplies; Processes, reviews and forwards forms in accordance with established procedures: Operates a wide variety of office machines, including word processor and/or standard typewriter, fax machine, copier, etc.: Acts as backup for various administrative offices for telephone coverage during the absence of other workers as needed; EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only) (Cont'd.) Uses other software applications such as spreadsheets, calendar, e-mail, database software, and desk top publishing, as needed; May access protected health information (PHI) in accordance with departmental assignments and guidelines defining levels of access (i.e. incidental vs. extensive). FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Good knowledge of office procedures, equipment and business; good knowledge of business English; knowledge of the capability of word processing equipment to produce various formats for correspondence, reports, tables, charts, and file storage; ability to utilize word processing equipment producing printed copy which is neat, accurate, and conforms with standard English usage; ability to operate a typewriter; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to perform simple arithmetic computations; ability to comprehend written material; ability to operate office machines; ability to maintain complex records and files; ability to comprehend and carry out complex verbal and written directions; ability to get along well with others; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; thoroughness; good judgment; dependability; tact; courtesy; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma and three years of experience where a primary function of the position was performing general office/clerical work, two years of which must have included the use of computer applications to maintain automated records or produce correspondence, spreadsheets, forms, r-exports or other documents. SUBSTITUTION: Satisfactory completion of 30 credits* at a recognized college or university, or its equivalent in course hours from an approved institution or office software manufacturer (i.e. Microsoft) may be substituted on a year for year basis for one year of the general office/clerical experience and one year of the specialized experience using computer applications as described above. Completion of 6 credits in word processing coursework at a recognized college or university may be substituted for an additional one year of specialized experience using computer applications as described above. All coursework must be verified by official transcript. NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, only experience gained after attaining the minimum education level indicated in the minimum qualifications will be considered in evaluating experience. *SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

Keywords: Equiliem, Mount Vernon , Office Assistant (Word Processing), Administration, Clerical , Mount Vernon, New York

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