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Administrative Assistant, Chemistry and Geosciences

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Chemistry & Geosciences

Requested Start Date:

December 4, 2023



Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant performs clerical and administrative work, processes and maintains relatively complex office records, reports, and materials of greater difficulty and with more independence, but within guidelines established by precedents and departmental policies. This position has routine, personal contact with customers and the general public, providing standard information and occasionally explaining methods, procedures, services and activities of unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives, screens and routes visitors, answers routine inquiries by phone, email, or in person or refers to the appropriate person. Presents a professional appearance while representing the University with internal and external clients.
  • Receives, sorts according to content, and distributes mail; organizes correspondence requiring attention of supervisor; independently answers correspondence requesting standard information or materials; may modify form letters to apply to various situations; completes routine forms.
  • Creates files, reports, tables, charts, databases, minutes, and other documents.
  • Records verbal and numerical data such as personnel and payroll information.
  • Inventories and stocks office supplies; orders computers, furniture, etc. as needed.
  • Prepares contracts, specifications, or other forms requiring precise knowledge of methods, procedures, policies, or other information.
  • Arranges and records attendance for meetings.
  • Collects data for supervisor’s travels and travel reimbursement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least two (2) years full time equivalent experience in clerical or administrative support

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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