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Administrative Specialist

Company: Cobb County Government Position: Administrative Specialist III Location: Marietta, GA Salary: $16.93 - $27.09 per hour Posted: 05/31/18 Closing Date: 06/07/18 Job Description: Coordinates and provides administrative/clerical support for an assigned department/division: processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations within designated timeframes and per established procedures; works with and provides guidance and assistance to administrative/clerical staff assigned to divisions or work units within the department to ensure uniform and cooperative work efforts; and maintains confidentiality of departmental documentation and issues.

Provides secretarial/administrative support to management and/or staff of assigned department/division: relieves management staff of routine administrative tasks; screens telephone calls, mail, and other communications and initiates appropriate action/response; records dictation; types, composes, types, edits, or proofreads correspondence on behalf of management staff; records and/or transcribes correspondence, statements, minutes, or other information; keeps management informed of significant matters, messages, documentation, or other information.

Serves as liaison between the assigned department and other departments/divisions, staff members, County officials, the public, community leaders, outside agencies, or other individuals or organizations for the distribution and receipt of routine information; interacts with various officials and dignitaries involving sensitive client relations; conveys information among division/department personnel; and circulates documentation to appropriate departments.

Maintains calendar/schedule of activities for the assigned manager and department/division; schedules and confirms appointments, meetings, interviews, conferences, training activities, or other activities; updates calendar on a regular basis and notifies parties involved of changes. Coordinates travel arrangements, accommodations, conference registrations, or other travel-related plans for executives or other staff.

Maintains file system of various files/records for the assigned area; prepares files, organizes documentation, and files documents in designated order; retrieves/replaces files; scans records into computer; shreds/destroys confidential or obsolete documents; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention. Researches, compiles, and/or monitors administrative or statistical data pertaining to department operations; summarizes data, performs routine data analysis, and prepares reports; conducts research of department files, legal records, database records, electronic data sources, Internet sites, hardcopy materials, or other sources as needed.

Distributes documentation between department/staff members and internal/external individuals/agencies; operates fax machine to send/receive documentation; distributes/delivers incoming faxes, subpoenas, mail, or other documentation to appropriate personnel; sorts, organizes, opens, and/or distributes incoming mail; signs for incoming packages and delivers to appropriate personnel; processes outgoing mail; copies and distributes forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, agendas, or other documentation.

Types, prepares, proofreads, and/or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, logs, notices, schedules, calendars, attendance records, check requests, purchase orders, requisitions, budget documents, contracts, agreements, statistical reports, incident/accident reports, work order requests, agendas, minutes, motions, ordinances, resolutions, accident/incident reports, inventory records, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, or other documents. Coordinates arrangements for various meetings: notifies participants of scheduled meetings; prepares meeting notices, agendas, and meeting packets; coordinates room reservations, setup, refreshments, and equipment required for meetings; attends meetings; records and/or transcribes meeting minutes; distributes documentation; maintains records.

Processes purchasing documentation: reviews purchase requisitions and verifies availability of budgeted funds; prepares purchase orders and forwards data to appropriate departments; obtains competitive price quotes; orders materials under blanket purchase orders.; reviews invoices, purchase orders, or other documents for accuracy; researches discrepancies, assigns proper accounting/budgetary codes, obtains proper signatures, and forwards for payment; maintains files and records. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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