White County is an equal opportunity employer
POSITION: Secretary for White County Extension Office
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F
Secretary for the White County Extension Office is responsible for providing administrative support to department personnel and assisting the public.
Answers telephone and greets office visitors, responding to inquiries, providing information and assistance, taking messages, and/or directing to appropriate individual or department.
Provides clerical assistance for Extension Educators, Office Manager and the 4-H program, including, but not limited to, data entry, preparing and proofreading materials, updating mailing lists, generating reports, and maintaining and updating office databases.
Assists with the preparation of publications for use by clubs and committees, such as posters, brochures, flyers and newsletters.
Responds to requests for information, frequently communicating with other Extension Office personnel, Purdue University and other resources.
Performs related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
High school diploma or GED. Ability to meet all employer and department hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test. Working knowledge of standard office procedures, basic computer skills, and software programs including proficiency in Microsoft office, database applications and the ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.
Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare correspondence and written reports as required. Effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out oral or written instructions and present findings in oral or written form. Competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
Be able to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment. Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods, often under time pressure.
Position requires occasional weekends, and/or evening hours, and occasionally travel out of town for training but not overnight.
The deadline for Application is February 3, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found. Application consists of a White County Employment Application, a cover letter and resume detailing experiences and skills related to this position. In addition, please include names of references. Interviews will be granted to those who submit the top applications. All interested parties should apply at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office – White County, 12 N 25 E, Reynolds, IN 47980.
White County is an Equal Opportunity Employer