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The Office Assistant IV position is an administrative support position for the Crime Lab that involves independent clerical work and the performance of both routine and complex administrative tasks. The Office Assistant performs a wide range of responsibilities to include office support and other administrative functions. The specific tasks may vary based on the needs of the Crime Lab management and the division. This position requires the exercise of considerable initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in performing the clerical and administrative duties and in keeping informed of division and department policies, rules, and regulations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides complete administrative and office support for the management and staff of the Crime Lab
- Receives and directs telephone calls and relays conversations and pertinent messages to appropriate staff while maintaining accuracy, clarity and confidentiality
- Serves as the primary contact for officers and visitors to the Crime Lab on a daily basis; replies in person, by telephone, or by correspondence to inquiries for information
- Answers basic queries made by the officers, attorneys and the public pertaining to the services provided by the Crime Lab or directs them to the proper sources
- Maintains technical records for the Crime Lab, including files stored in-house and records of archives files
- Keeps track of the office supplies and the purchases made
- Enters requisitions for laboratory and office supplies; tracks purchases made and receives delivers to the Crime Lab; receives and distributes mail
- File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports of administrative and confidential nature
- Maintain good relationships with other employees and officials, visitors and telephone contacts
- Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology
- Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
- Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
- Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules
- Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand
- Apply general rules to specific problems to produce appropriate answers
- Interaction with employees, visitors and members of the community
- Keeping up to date with office communication tools such as voicemail, email, faxes and internet communication
- Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
- Plan, direct and work as a team with colleagues as well as establish effective working relationships with other employees, staff and the public
- Carry out assignments using own initiative and general instructions
- Work independently and handle dynamic timelines
- Come up with other proactive solutions and critical thinking
ADA and Other Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: grasping, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions
- Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for prolonged periods
- Occasional movement throughout the workday daily to interact with staff and accomplish tasks
- Communicating both verbally and written in order to exchange information
- Repeating motions of holding, grasping, turning, that may include the wrist, hands, and/or fingers
- Light to moderate lifting and carrying
- Lift up to 50 pounds
- Work primarily in office environment
- Ability to operate office equipment, such as computer, copier, fax machine, and phone
- Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, tabulating data
- Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and/or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain
- Comprehension of written information in work-related documents
- Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech
Work is performed in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, victims, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files and phone.
High School Graduate or Equivalent and one year relevant work experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.
You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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