The Best Entry Level Government Jobs
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Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate supportive services of an organization, such as recordkeeping, mail distribution, telephone operator/receptionist, and other office support services. May oversee facilities planning and maintenance and custodial operations.
Median Earnings: $21 / hr.
• Monitor the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.
• Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.
• Set goals and deadlines for the department.
• Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
• Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.
• Acquire, distribute and store supplies.
• Plan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies.
• Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
• Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
• Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
• English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.