Full Job Description
What you will do at Precinct One
The successful candidate for this position will be a reliable, task oriented and an experienced Executive Assistant. This role will provide a variety of administrative support to the Chief of Staff for Harris County – Commissioner Precinct One.
The ideal candidate must have experience in a similar role where assignments are complex and require considerable tact, judgment, confidentiality, discretion, creativity and initiative in order to be successful. The selected candidate will need to enjoy assisting an executive stay on schedule, manage meeting requests, calls, travel and expenses along with assisting with preparations of meetings to include agendas and memos.
Developing a keen knowledge of the Chief of Staff's goals and objectives to understand plans and initiatives will allow the Executive Assistant to provide proactive assistance. Being able to professionally interact with executives, government officials and constituents is a vital component of this job.
All applicants must register and take the HRRM Clerical Skills Test 90% with a typing speed of 50 wpm and 90% accuracy.
Please see testing instructions in the General Information section below.
What you will bring to Precinct One
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, or a related field of study and
Five (5) years' experience in supporting executive level staff such as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Chief of Staff or other C- Suite level executives.
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills with an ability to become familiar with firm-specific programs and software when necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of proven ways to add value in assisting a top executive.
Impeccable verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of how to create powerful presentations using software creatively.
Ability to use sound judgment to solve problems and advance issues of importance.
What you get in return
You will be surrounded by coworkers who bring their best to work each day. Passionate people that want to make a difference in the communities Precinct One serves along with Harris County as a whole.
Harris County employees receive a competitive salary plus medical, dental and vision insurance at no cost to the employee after the first two months of full time continued employment. Vacation, sick time and floating holidays allow our employees to recharge and balance work and personal time. Mandatory participation in our retirement program allows employees to save for retirement. Various other benefits and discounts lead to the satisfaction and engagement of our employees.
About the Executive Division and Administration Division
This position sits in the Administration Division supporting the Executive Division which consists of The Commissioner and the Chief of Staff. The goals of the Administration Department is to utilize shared knowledge, diverse talents and creativity in fostering the Precinct One mission and goals. To maintain effective and efficient administration and operate from a service based perspective.
About Precinct One
There are four precincts in Harris County. The four elected commissioners, along with an elected county judge, serve as members of Harris County Commissioners Court, the administrative head of the county's government.
With approximately 1.1 million residents, Harris County Precinct One is a diverse, urban precinct that covers 363 square miles. Precinct One's multi-racial, multi-ethnic population is roughly 39 percent African American, 37 percent Latino, 18 percent Anglo, 5 percent Asian and 1 percent other.
Precinct One, which includes 876 miles of road, stretches south to Brazoria County and reaches into eastern and northern sections of Harris County. The Precinct's territory includes a large section of Downtown Houston, including the Downtown Harris County Courthouse Complex, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and the BBVA Compass Stadium. Other notable landmarks include the 263-acre NRG Park Complex and the renowned Texas Medical Center. The Precinct is also the higher educational home to Houston Community College, Rice University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas. Precinct One manages more than 20 parks, 11 community centers, numerous hike-and-bike trails, three maintenance service centers and several area offices, all of which provide an array of services to Precinct One residents.
Precinct One's mission is that we are committed to become a national model for delivering responsive public service utilizing inclusive, innovative and collaborative approaches to improve the quality of life, advance equality of opportunity and promote the fair treatment of all people in Harris County.
How to apply
If this job sounds interesting, you meet the required qualifications and you can see yourself working for Precinct One in our Executive Division and Administration Division area, we invite you to apply.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net
Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
7901 El Rio Street, Houston, TX 77054
Monday - Friday - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Commensurate with Experience
Based on 26 Pay Periods
Online testing is available for this position
Please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=998426
Select the HRRM Clerical Skills Test.
Click on "Apply" to submit your request for testing.
You will receive a test invitation and instructions via e-mail within 48 hours.
Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application.
Test scores are valid for 6 months from the test date and will be applied to any position(s) that require clerical testing.
Applicants are allowed to take the "HRRM Clerical Skills Test" once every 30 days.
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.