Administrative Assistant 2 (25-3707)

State Of Alaska Juneau , AK 99801

Posted 3 weeks ago


The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Southcoast Region Support Services is looking for a Administrative Assistant 2 to help usKeep Alaska Moving!

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southcoast Region, Support Services Division provides administrative support to the entire region of dedicated professionals who work hard to Keep Alaska Movingthrough service and infrastructure.

The working environment you can expect:

The office, centrally located off Egan Drive between downtown Juneau and the Mendenhall Valley, provides abundant parking, nearby walking trails, and a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere. We are seeking applicants who are able to apply good judgment and deal with frequent interruptions while remaining calm, organized and detail orientated. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential to success in this position.

The benefits of joining our team:

The Support Services Division is an evolving and growing part of the Southcoast Region within Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Our ideal candidate will thrive on the variety of administrative tasks, be flexible with the ability to quickly shift gears, and enjoy the teamwork that this busy work environment offers.

What you will be doing:

Under general direction of the Administrative Officer II the incumbent provides a wide range of technical level administrative support to Southcoast Region staff. The incumbent is responsible for working in a lead capacity over two positions within Support Services Division. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating day to day work assignments and ensuring work productivity is within established targets as well as identify problems within the administrative workflow and make recommendations to Administrative Officer II for improvements.

Who we are looking for:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the core competencies of:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;

  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate problem solving skills;

  • Experience in state accounting system;

  • Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

Six months of entry-level technical experience in one or more administrative functional areas such as human resources, accounting, administration, and procurement. This experience includes work such as Administrative Assistant 1, Accounting Technician 1, Human Resource Technician 1, and similar classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.


One year of advanced-level clerical experience. This experience includes work such as Office Assistant 2, Accounting Clerk, and similar classes with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.


One year of post-secondary education from an accredited college (32 semester hours or 48 quarter hours equals 1 year)


One year of any combination of post-secondary education, vocational education, and/or advanced-level clerical experience. (Three semester or four quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience; 150 hours of vocational education are equal to one month of experience.)

Special Note:

Examples of entry-level technical experience include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of reports reflecting the examinations made, discrepancies noted, and the corrective entries required for adjusting accounts. Assisting with the implementation of corrections.

  • Verifying the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and documents; determining the general ledger accounts, journals, and subsidiary accounts affected and the debit and credit entries to be made; determining the entries required to bring accounts into balance; preparing encumbrances, expenditures, adjustments, billings, and other transaction documents for the account; and maintaining records of transactions and current status of accounts.

  • Preparing standard and ad hoc reports; making periodic projections and analyzing trends; notifying supervisor of need for additional promotional efforts; and recommending additional promotional materials or methods to secure optimum enrollment.

  • Receiving supply requests, reviewing and approving for completeness and conformity to guidelines. Preparing and processing various documents such as purchase orders, delivery orders, and bid specifications.

Examples of advanced clerical experience include:

  • Reviewing complex or questionable applications or documents and searching files and regulations to determine accuracy of information to clarify applicant status; using judgment in applying criteria, rules, regulations, and policies; providing information to organizational unit staff on administrative processes and procedures; tracking expenditures; and completing necessary administrative paperwork according to regulations.

  • Composing letters and memoranda; completing and reviewing forms for completeness and accuracy using readily available information from multiple sources and established guidelines and procedures. Examples of such tasks include time sheets, appointment paperwork, or required drug testing notifications for employees in positions requiring possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL).



Please be sure to check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.


In your cover letter, describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and describe your experience with the 5 above competencies. Your cover letter will be used as a writing example. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Applicants invited for an in-person interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:

  • List of three (3) professional references.

  • Last two (2) performance evaluations (letter of recommendation from current or former supervisor may be substituted).

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Applications and resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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