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Administrative Assistant Position:

APPLICATION – Applicants must complete City of Lake Helen Application. A Cover Letter and Resume are highly encouraged.

Administrative Assistant – City of Lake Helen

Salary $11.50/hr. -13.00/hr.  (hiring rate dependent on qualifications and experience)

Posted: 12/4/2019
Closing:  Open until filled  

General Description
Performs general office practices related to customer service relations (primarily Building Permits, General Customer Service and Utility Customers), record keeping, and some accounting; responsible for maintenance of information on City website. Ability to deal tactfully with customers both in person and on the phone; ability to make routine mathematical calculations. Ability to analyze information, makes sound judgement and decisions. Ability to maintain self-composure when dealing with upset and irate customers.

This position will perform a variety of clerical and technical duties involved in the processing, approval, scheduling of inspections and archiving of building permits.  This position also assists with Utility Billing, Grants, Finance, Events and other duties as assigned.

Work is performed under the direct supervision of the City Administrator.  Assists other staff members as well as the City Administrator and Deputy City Clerk.   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Desire to work in Government 
  • Excellent Customer Service, and Communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to use computers, and quickly learn new software
  • Understand fundamental office management practices
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office Suite software including Excel, and Word
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and ability to work with the public
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, community and public officials
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of recent (within 3 years) responsible customer service experience, preferably in a local government, building or planning department, construction or engineering office or an Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Employment history demonstrating customer service responsibility
  • Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment and of basic accounting and English
  • Knowledge of elementary bookkeeping
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written directions
  • Clerical aptitude
  • Ability to type from clear copy or draft at an average rate of speed
  • Good judgment
  • Tact and courtesy
  • Ability to operate a computer with good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Notary Public or ability to obtain within 3-months

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