July 23, 2020
Join us for a ride you won’t forget! We are paving the way for employees, management, and our community so that County initiatives and services may be realized. We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to join the OHR Director and staff on our journey to transform business processes.
If you excel in the areas of communication, technology, data analysis, organization, project planning, policy research, and administrative expertise, and want to work in an agile environment… this is the job for you!!!
About OHR/Directors Office
The Director's Office is responsible for directing the design and implementation of new HR initiatives to better serve customers and improve organizational performance. This includes human resources policy development and planning, administration of human resources related programs and information technology initiatives.
Under the leadership of the Director, the staff of OHR work together to achieve great things for the more than 10,000 employees of the County. Our divisions include Recruitment and Selection, Training and Organizational Development, Health Insurance and Welfare, EEO Compliance and Diversity Management, IT, Business Operations, Administrative Services, Occupational Medical Services, and Records Management.
What we are looking for:
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is seeking an Administrative Specialist to serve as a special assistant to the Director. The Administrative Specialist will be responsible for providing direct professional-level complex administrative, operational and policy support to the Department Director; much of which may involve highly sensitive and/or confidential matters; coordinating and triaging projects, meetings and logistics with the Director and other department managers. The successful candidate must be intuitive and self-starting, have the ability to use independent judgement, tact, and discretion; have experience researching, analyzing, and making recommendations as well as enjoy and thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic, diverse and engaged work environment.
How you will contribute:
Major Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Coordinating projects and assignments with Department Managers; assessing workloads and ensuring timely completion of projects
- Researching, compiling, and analyzing data related to policies and practices, providing recommendations for future action to be taken
- Providing advice and guidance on administrative policy and operational issues
- Planning and conducting a variety of special ad-hoc unique or non-standard administrative projects and studies for the Director
- Assisting with developing and implementing new and/or revised policies and procedures
- Responding to OHR related complaints or inquiries from employees and the public
- Serving as the Departments HR Liaison; processing personnel transactions, maintaining employee confidence and keeping human resource information confidential
- Facilitating new employee onboarding process for OHR employees
- Managing the Director’s calendar
This position requires exceptional oral and written communication skills, the ability to research, analyze and compile information, work on multiple assignments and the ability to work with various levels of staff – e.g. County Council Staff, Executive Staff, Department Directors, County managers and employees, and other government officials.
For additional information about our exciting benefit offerings and total reward summary, please visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html
Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .
All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
Three (3) years of professional administrative experience related to, business administration, executive administrative experience, business analysis or research and analysis.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:
- Research and Data Collection;
- Decision Making/Problem Solving;
- Organizing and Planning;
- Customer Service;
- Programmatic Data Analysis; and
- Executive Level Administrative Support
Minimum Salary 60285 Maximum Salary 99852 Currency USD