Office Manager

Recruitment #072222-MAAZ11-350700

Introduction

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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

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Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing support to an administrative or technical superior by: providing office coordination and managing workflow; supervising the office support staff; and directing a wide variety of support services, e.g. fleet management, records management, etc.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.


  • Plans, coordinates and directs office support activities to relieve an administrative/ technical superior of day-to-day administrative tasks.
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding operating practices and procedures to include personnel, workflow, cost reduction recordkeeping, performance standards, equipment and supply utilization, to ensure smooth and efficient office operation. Implements new and revised procedures.
  • Supervises, directly or through subordinate lead personnel, the agencies support staff; interviews job applicants and makes hiring recommendations; trains new employees; plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of subordinates; counsels and disciplines subordinate employees.
  • Directs support services which include most of the following: fleet management, forms/records management, facilities management, inventory, contracting and purchasing, equipment maintenance and repair, mail distribution and messenger services, office typing support and telephone coverage.
  • May act as principal assistant to the superior in a variety of operational areas which may include: disseminating directives, preparing required reports, assisting in budget preparation and development by maintaining records and/or compiling data; performing special projects studies including needs assessments; obtaining, organizing and drafting administrative material for public information or office use; acting as liaison with vendors, state/federal representative, the public, etc.
  • Performs related work as required. 

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Office Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in coordinating administrative support operations, tracking workflow and resolving problems, providing guidance and consultation to management, customers and others on administrative matters.
  2. Three years experience in conducting research from multiple sources, analyzing data collected and preparing reports, letters and administrative documents.
  3. One year experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. One year experience in using standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets or databases.
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Additional Posting Information

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

Due to a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the following mandate is effective January 27, 2022: As a condition of employment, employees providing health care services and/or support services in covered facilities must show proof that they have received the dose of a single J&J dose or the 1st dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine effective date January 27, 2022, and proof of the single J&J dose or the 2nd dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine by February. 28, 2022. Employees may not provide any care, treatment, or other services until proof is provided.  Based on CMS guidance, the date for compliance may extend into March due to the health care facilities high vaccination rate of staff.  If you accept a position with the facility, your Human Resources representative can provide more guidance.  The only exception to these requirements is for those employees granted medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may require weekly COVID-19 testing. This will be in effect until further notice.  More information can be found here.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.