This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides administrative and clerical support to the Chief Operating Officer and back-up support to the Executive Director and Chief Medical Examiner. Prepares department memorandums, minutes, correspondence, reports and presentations. Prepares travel arrangements and special meetings. Coordinates and prepares special reports and statistics. Answers telephones and routes calls and messages. Handles ad hoc projects and/or requests as assigned. Works as a team player Performs duties and responsibilities with a high level of confidentiality, judgment, personal responsibility and dependability.
Must pass the HRRM Clerical Skills Test
with a minimum score of 95% accuracy
and a typing speed of 55 w.p.m.
with 95% accuracy.
Please see General Information
Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field (Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance);
Two (2) years of full-time paid administrative experience supporting a senior level executive.
Associates degree in Business or a related field (Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance);
Four (4) years of full-time paid administrative experience supporting a senior level executive.
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
Completion of Executive Assistant course work from a recognized school of business or college;
Six (6) years of full-time paid administrative experience supporting a senior level executive.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Must have basic knowledge in the operation of office equipment such as fax machines, scanners, printers, etc. Must have a professional demeanor in dealings with both internal and external callers. Ability to multi-task at general clerical duties in an office environment characterized by telephone contacts with a diverse set of callers and steady flow of paperwork and data entry. Ability to work closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and Chief Medical Examiner, as well as employees in a variety of positions throughout the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Institute of Forensic Sciences. Ability to prioritize tasks in an environment characterized by rapid change and complete work within the established deadline. Must be willing and capable of assigning tasks to others and following up to assure those tasks are completed efficiently and effectively. A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire).
Ability to lift up to 20 lbs (i.e. files, books, equipment, small devices, and supplies). Ability to stand or be seated for long periods of time. Stooping, reaching, and bending may be periodically required.
TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO INTERVIEW; OFFICIAL CERTIFIED ORIGINAL WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ANY JOB OFFER.
To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use
any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.
Professional secretary or executive assistant certification. Previous executive assistant experience.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Flexible Monday - Friday Infrequent evening/weekend work may be required
Commensurate With Education and Experience Based on 26 Pay Periods
Online testing is available for this position
****Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.
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The following list of benefits is offered
to employees in regular
Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life Insurance Long-term disability Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service. 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday Professional development opportunities Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Reimbursement Account 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
Retirement pension (TCDRS) Flexible schedules (varies by department) Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)
In accordance with the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.
For plan details, visit the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. benefits website:
Which of the following best describes your education as it relates to this position?
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
College or Business School Executive Assistant course work
Some college (Less than 60 credit hours)
Associates degree in Business or related field (Marketing, HR, Accounting, Finance)
Associates degree in an unrelated field
Bachelors degree or higher in Business or related field (Marketing, HR, Accounting, Finance)
Bachelors degree or higher in an unrelated field
None of the above
Please describe your educational background including level of education completed, area of study and completed major and minor programs.
Which of the following best describes your verifiable full-time paid administrative experience supporting a senior level executive? (To be considered, qualifying experience must be clearly documented on your application's employment history).
Less than two years
Two years, but less than three
Three years, but less than four
Four years, but less than five
Five years, but less than six
Six years, but less than seven
Seven years, but less than eight
Eight years, but less than nine
Nine years or more
I do not have this experience
Please describe your experience and type of work performed as it relates to this position. Please include: (1) role(s), (2) type of organization and (3) scope of duties and responsibilities. You can make reference to your employment history, but do not use See Resume, as we do not use resumes for qualifications. If you do not have this experience, type none in the space provided.
Which of the following describes your level of proficiency using a personal computer and common office software? Please select your level of proficiency based on the following descriptions: Advanced: A person with this level of skills is able to produce very large, complex formal documents that require a table of contents, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, and other special elements; a wide range of graphic effects, and use advanced techniques for analyzing and manipulating data. Has full mastery of Macro commands and skills to tie the objects together into a cohesive system by using Macros and Visual Basic for Applications code. Makes interactive presentations by using hyperlinks and action buttons. Intermediate: A person with this level of skills is able to customize toolbars, import and insert graphs, embed Excel data, and elaborate reports. Understands the concepts of databases and is able to work with charts and to use the list management capabilities of Excel. Able to use complex query techniques, create efficient forms and reports, and create Macros to automate these forms. Makes interactive presentations by using hyperlinks and action buttons. Basic: A person with this level of skills is able to use basic formatting, editing, printing functions, and understands the document page setup. Has the ability to enter and correct data, modify a workbook, format a worksheet, and use printing functions. Understands the different database concepts and structures and is familiar with data validation and is able to create a simple presentation in PowerPoint, run it, and print it. Entry Level: A person with this level of skills has the ability to open, create, save and modify documents in Word, send and receive email in Outlook and create spreadsheets in Excel. Format documents for printing, comfortable using the printer menu to preview documents. Has ability to change the font, the margins, insert or delete pages and use the built-in spellchecker and grammar check.
Which of the following Microsoft Office programs have you used proficiently during your previous employment? Select all that apply
None of the Above
Which of the following office machines and equipment do you have experience operating? Please select all that apply.
None of the above
This position requires a valid driver's license. Upon hire, a Texas license must be obtained by start date. Do you have a valid driver's license?
Please provide your current driver's license number, state and expiration date. If you do not have a driver's license please enter N/A.
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1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240
Houston, Texas, 77002
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