Middle Tennessee Mental Health - Davidson County, TN2.6


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree AND experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional staff administrative and/or analytic experience.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying full-time increasingly responsible sub professional, para-professional, or professional experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in public administration, business administration, or other acceptable field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis.


One year of professional administrative services experience with the State of Tennessee.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for staff administrative work of average difficulty in support of line operations; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: *This is the working level class in the Admin Services Assistant sub-series. An employee in this class performs general staff work in the area of administrative services and support of line operations. Work includes a variety of assignments such as: budget development and maintenance; contract negotiation, development and monitoring; personnel administration; research; planning; information compilation and dissemination; procurement and property administration; grant proposal review and monitoring; forms design; and report and correspondence preparation. This class differs from that of Admin Services Assistant 1 in that incumbents of the latter function in an entry level capacity under immediate supervision. This class differs from that of Admin Services Assistant 3 in that incumbents of the latter perform work of greater scope and complexity and have more responsibilities for developing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures and often supervise incumbents in this class. This class differs from that of more specialized classes that perform administrative services related and analytic duties in that incumbents of the latter perform these duties within a specific, limited field and function as analytic specialists rather than generalists.

Competencies (KSA's):

  • Written Communications
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Business Acumen
  • Creativity
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Technical Learning
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Administrative and Management
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Principles and Methods for Education and Training
  • Principles and Procedures of Human Resources
  • Providing Customer Service Skills:
  • Active Learning and Listening
  • Coordination of Administrative Activities
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Instructing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Mathematic
  • Monitoring
  • Negotiation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Writing Abilities:
  • Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Oral Expression and Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Selective Attention
  • Time Sharing
  • Written Expression and Comprehension