3650 Administrative Specialist III

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Administrative Specialist III

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 3650

GRADE 13

CLASSIFICATION Nonexempt
 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Varies
 
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Varies
 
GENERAL FUNCTION

The Administrative Specialist III provides, coordinates, and/or administers complex programs or services with limited supervision. The Administrative Specialist III may administer programs, coordinate or provide services, provide specialized or technical information, provide customer service requiring confidentiality and advanced communication skills, and/or perform diverse and complex data management processes requiring proficiency with a variety of software applications and an understanding of the structure of databases and the information contained in the database. The Administrative Specialist III generally does not serve as an administrative assistant to a supervisor or provide administrative support services the department as a whole. The Administrative Specialist III works with relative independence and minimal supervision.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: A high school diploma or the equivalent and four years of administrative support or secretarial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in maintaining, monitoring, and reconciling financial records and accounts is preferred.

Skills: Keyboarding skills with speeds of at least 50 wpm are required. A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications is required. Must have a working knowledge of or the ability to learn and use database applications, the web content management system, the administrative business system or enterprise resource planning system, and other systems or applications that may be used within the University or department. Must know how to operate and troubleshoot electronic office equipment, computers, and peripherals, maintain moderately complex filing systems and records, and make mathematical calculations.   Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to train, assign work, and review the work of full- and part-time employees and student workers. Must have the ability to maintain financial records and accounts and prepare financial reports. Skills related to the job responsibilities of the particular position are preferred. 

Effort: Administrative support positions are primarily sedentary; however, some positions may require walking and/or standing for extended periods of time. Administrative support positions require extensive keyboarding. Administrative support positions occasionally require the ability to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, to reach heights up to 8 feet by climbing ladders or stools, and to bend or kneel to reach materials or equipment stored on lower shelves or in lower cabinet/desk drawers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Administers programs or complex processes by having an in-depth understanding of the program or process, utilizing knowledge of applicable University, federal, or state regulations affecting the program or process, using advanced computer application skills, coordinating with others as needed to achieve desired outcomes, and providing reliable and authoritative information, reports, and recommendations.

2. Administers, coordinates or provides services or specialized, detailed information to others by having an in-depth understanding of the body of knowledge related to the information or service provided, utilizing applicable University policies and/or federal and state rules and regulations and best practices associated with the services provided, and providing the service or information following the guidelines established by the supervisor.

3. Accomplishes the required work independently by gathering and organizing required information, maintaining required records, evaluating various approaches to completing projects, developing tools and utilizing available resources to achieve desired outcomes, exercising judgment to make decisions, and assuring effective communication with stakeholders.

4. Accomplishes objectives by coordinating with other areas of the University as needed and using advanced communication skills and an understanding of how to conduct business at the University.

5. Facilitates workflow and the efficient use of time and effort by establishing processes, guidelines, and rules related to the program or process in coordination with the supervisor.

6. Remains competent and current by attending professional development courses, software training classes, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

7. Helps to ensure the overall success of the department by performing all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Administrative Specialist III is supervised by the designated supervisor and may supervise full-time and part-time employees and student workers.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
MARCH 2007

JOB FAMILY 1

Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 5 - 680 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 5 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Complexity and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 370 Points: In addition to considerable skill in oral and written communication, the ability to make basic mathematical calculations, the ability to understand and follow instructions, knowledge of moderately complex or other work procedures, and the ability to work independently and coordinate a variety of activities and events, the job requires specific professional skills and/or skills in managing a wide variety of complex processes.

Factor 3: Responsibility for the Work of Others

Level 4 - 110 Points: Some supervision and training of small numbers of student or part-time workers is required where the nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level may also involve directing the work assignments of one or more permanent, full-time employees. Supervisory tasks may include providing input into hiring and employee evaluation processes, but the final decisions are made by other supervisors. The incumbent typically does not perform a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically involve relatively little time during the work day.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 3 - 220 Points: The work involves carrying out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the incumbent must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines, and make minor adjustments to methods. The incumbent uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as University policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The incumbent makes decisions regarding most deviations from the guidelines but major deviations from guidelines are referred to the supervisor. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on assignment, incumbents use diverse but conventional methods, techniques, or approaches. Jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 4 - 205 Points: The purpose of interactions is to solve recurring and structured problems, to provide specialized or technically precise information to others, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees. Contacts involve cooperation and coordination and may involve the organization of activities of programs requiring working relationships among several parties. While contacts may require some level of persuasion, potential for conflicts and disputes are relatively minor. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public.

Factor 6: Work Impact

Level 3 - 300 Points: Work activities normally address conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply other employees with information, services, or products they use to perform their work. Work products or services facilitate the work of other employees and directly affects the ability of other employees to timely complete specific tasks or processes. Work activities may affect the quality of services provided to moderate numbers of employees, students, or the public, but the services, information, or products provided have relatively minor effects on the welfare of the affected groups.

Factor 7: Physical Effort and Work Environment

Level 1 - 25 Points: The work environment consists of exposure to physical conditions typical of a normal office environment. Most of the job is performed while sitting, although the work may require occasional standing or walking and/or the lifting and carrying of small objects.