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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Administrative Assistant HS - Clerical Support - School
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Job Description

License and Certification Qualifications: None required.

Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Qualifications: Two years experience in an office or clerical environment required.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public, students, and staff; demonstrated skills in oral and written communication; demonstrated skills in organization and problem solving; ability to analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement; ability to act as a representative of Gwinnett County Public Schools; ability to work across functional boundaries and interact with employees at all levels of the organization; and ability to demonstrate technology skills and display a knowledge of basic bookkeeping skills.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide general secretarial and clerical/administrative support to the assigned local school to ensure successful operations by working closely with local school leadership, central office divisions, faculty, and staff.

1. Perform clerical/administrative duties for the local school as needed.

a. Answer telephone calls and transfer to appropriate staff.

b. Greet and assist visitors with questions and inquiries.

c. Arrange meeting details, develop minutes, and prepare correspondence in a timely fashion.

d. Monitor school materials produced to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity to system standards.

2. Assist principal with staff modifications by initiating transactions.

a. Work closely with central office divisions including the Division of Business and Finance and the Division of Human Resources in resolving employment eligibility, employee clearance, benefits, and compensation inquires and issues.

b. Communicate general employment information to newly hired employees as requested.

3. Maintain staff personnel records in accordance with school system procedures as deemed appropriate by the principal.

a. Enter data accurately and in a timely manner.

4. Maintain and communicate a general working knowledge of local school and school system public information, policies, procedures, and events.

a. Assist faculty and staff with general questions and inquires, while directing complex questions to the appropriate department.

5. Serve as the local site benefits representative during the open enrollment process and throughout the year to assist employees with basic benefits-related questions as deemed appropriate by the principal.

6. Input daily leave and/or miscellaneous payroll into the electronic Time and Attendance (eTA) system as deemed appropriate by the principal.

7. Prepare work orders and purchase orders for equipment and supplies as needed.

8. Maintain school calendars and prioritize, coordinate, and schedule locations for meetings and activities.

9. Coordinate interview scheduling of new applicants considered by the principal for vacant positions in the local school as deemed appropriate by the principal.

a. Track interviews conducted by the principal and create reports as requested.

b. Organize and file all interview documentation and materials.

10. Serve as a liaison with the Risk Management Department concerning employee accidents and return to work dates as needed.

a. Complete risk management forms and submit to the Risk Management Department in a timely manner.

11. Serve as the local school hospitality coordinator by securing locations for events, meetings, appointments, and conferences as needed.

a. Serve as the liaison between clubs, committees, councils, and the principal.

b. Assist in communicating events, meetings, appointments, and conferences.

12. Communicate with all parties in a businesslike, courteous, and efficient manner.

a. Represent the division professionally in all aspects of communication.

b. Help cultivate a responsive and customer-centered climate.

c. Seek ways to be responsive to the needs of staff.

d. Handle internal and external customers graciously and effectively.

e. Direct inquires to the appropriate division personnel as needed.

f. Route incoming and outgoing correspondence accurately.

13. Assist with new projects in the local school.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Gwinnett County Public Schools

The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is designed to train community residents to be more informed, involved and active community leaders. GNLI 's goal is to select program participants that represent the diversity of Gwinnett County in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, geography, economics and occupation. Program acceptance is based on a sincere desire and commitment in serving the community. Graduates are expected to use their increased knowledge and skills to identify and address community issues. Diversity is pivotal to the success of GNLI. Participants range in age from 18 to over 80. Some students are lifelong residents of the county, while others are newcomers. Class make-up represents the population and diversity in Gwinnett. Students are located demographically countywide. Student occupations include corporate executives, stay-at-home moms to retirees. They work and volunteer within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The sessions are offered one Saturday a month to accommodate ones occupational responsibilities. Volunteer Efforts: Students and alumni approach community service from a wide variety of interests. They are involved with local churches, little leagues, schools, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, scout troops, senior centers, and homeowners associations. They are members of local and county boards, committees and task forces throughout the community and serve as part of the decision-making processes in the county. Time and expertise are given to organizations like: Teen Programs, Gwinnett Safe Kids, NAACP, 100 Black Men, National Council of Negro Women, Latin American Association, Hispanic Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity, League of Women Voters, Junior League, Kiwanis Club, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation, DFCS, Gwinnett Humane Society, AID Gwinnett, Leukemia Society, Easter Seals, local food pantry cooperatives, Family Resource Centers, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), juvenile courts and many more. Why Participate in GNLI?: The range of interests among students and alumni reflect the concerns of community residents as a whole. Among them are: Addressing growth development and zoning issues, helping our youth succeed in school and find meaningful and wholesome activities after school; preventing violence and crime; environmental, removing transportation barriers for seniors, youth, low-income parents and workers; building cross-cultural understanding; bridging the gap between citizens and their government; providing opportunities for seniors and youth to take an active and involved role in their communities.