Secretary 1

School of Business – MBA Program

Recruitment #230911-6976CL-001


Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  We are currently recruiting for one (1) full -time Secretary 1 within the School of Business in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program.

What We Can Offer You:
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • SERS Tier IV pension plan eff 7/1/17
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees

  • Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Located in New Haven, CT
  • Higher education environment

  • About Us:

    As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, we are a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

    Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System.

    The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

    NOTE: Preference may be given to current BOR/CSCU employees and/or current State of CT employees.  Current SCSU, NP-3 employees are encouraged to apply.

    Selection Plan

    To comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  NOTE:  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

    At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

    Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

    Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Tisha Miller,

    All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to


    In a state agency this class is accountable for performing a full range of secretarial support functions.


    Performs a variety of secretarial duties as described in the following areas:

    • TYPING:
      • Using computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment, formats and types a full range of correspondence, reports, bills, drafts, etc. from rough draft, transcription, dictated notes, etc.;
      • Proofreads for content;
      • Edits using knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • FILING:
      • Designs office filing systems;
      • Organizes and maintains files (including confidential files);
      • Maintains, updates and reviews reference materials and manuals.
      • Composes routine letters/memoranda, etc. (e.g., standard replies and acknowledgement letters) for supervisor's signature.
      • Compiles information from standard sources and prepares data reports (e.g., number of forms processed during the month).
      • Greets and directs visitors;
      • Answers phones and takes messages;
      • Answers questions requiring knowledge of terminology, organization, supervisor's responsibilities, etc. (e.g., appropriate referrals, general purpose of the unit).
      • Scans correspondence;
      • Pulls and attaches related materials;
      • Reviews, routes and prioritizes mail.
      • Arranges and coordinates meetings (including space and equipment);
      • Writes minutes of meetings, lectures, conferences, etc. from rough draft;
      • Takes notes and/or meeting minutes;
      • Prepares expense accounts;
      • Makes travel arrangements.
      • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment;
      • Orders supplies when necessary;
      • Completes, processes, and maintains paperwork for purchasing (e.g., orders, requisitions, invoices, etc.);
      • Maintains time and attendance records;
    Performs related duties as required


    • Considerable knowledge of
      • office systems and procedures;
      • proper grammar, punctuation and spelling;
    • Knowledge of
      • business communications;
      • business math;
    • Skills
      • interpersonal skills;
      • oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to
      • schedule and prioritize office workflow;
      • operate office equipment which includes computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment;
      • operate office suite software;
      • take notes (shorthand, speedwriting or other method acceptable to the supervisor).


    Two (2) years of experience above the routine clerk level in office support or secretarial work.


    College training in the secretarial sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.


    • Professional experience working in Higher Education
    • Demonstrated experience in the University Banner system



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.