Full Job Description
This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge, La.
This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8500-Office Support Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities"
For further information about this vacancy contact Michelle Faust via:
Three years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.
Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.
Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To provide secretarial support for a high-level manager or low- to mid-level administrator, and in some cases, subordinate staff of that individual.
Employees perform duties independently and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and initiative in determining the approach/action to take in non-routine situations.
Level of Work:
General from a high-level manager or low- to mid-level administrator.
May supervise 1-2 lower-level personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Administrative Assistant 3 by the presence of responsibility for serving as secretarial support to a high-level manager or low- to mid-level administrator.
Differs from Administrative Assistant 5 by the absence of responsibility for serving as special assistant to a classified/unclassified executive or high-ranking classified administrator.
Examples of Work
Responds to requests for information; may require interpretation of department rules and regulations.
Independently composes and types correspondence involving complex, sensitive, and non-routine matters.
Represent supervisor in various matters, providing input, and possibly exercising signature authority.
Serves as liaison between supervisor and staff members.
Assesses importance of issues or conflicts, and briefs supervisor.
Compiles and types special reports by selecting relevant information from a variety of sources such as reports, documents, correspondence, electronic files, etc.
Prepares materials needed for meetings, such as agendas, handouts, binders, etc.
May attend meetings and transcribe minutes.
May type contracts, secure appropriate signatures, and track contracts through the approval process.
Monitors expenditures and ensures adherence to budgetary commitments in accordance with established policies.