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Administrative Secretary - Head Start Main Office

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San Antonio Independent School District San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 3 months ago

Opens: August 15, 2018

Closes: August 29, 2018

Reports To: Director, Early Childhood

Campus/Department: Head Start Main Office

Wage/Hour Status: $17.06 Hourly/Non-exempt

Pay Grade: Paraprofessional/Clerical - Job Group 5

Terms of Employment:
12 months/230 days per year. Compensation is at Paraprofessional/Clerical Job Group 5 on the SAISD Compensation Plan. Entry level is at an hourly rate of $17.06 with additional consideration for directly related experience full-time experience.

Primary Purpose:

Assist in the attainment of district objectives by ensuring that office management is conducted in an effective manner.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent or higher (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency); &
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant; &
  • Competency on SAISD proficiency clerical test (to include a typing test of 50 words per minute) before continuing within the process towards possible employment.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in general office management, and procedures.

  • Knowledge in computer software programs to include word processing, database, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Possess interpersonal and communication skills; must have high level of integrity regarding department records.

  • Complete work with many interruptions and work independently.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team to provide assistance to department staff.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions with limited supervision.

  • Bilingual (preferred)


  • Three years of work related experience, general knowledge of routine office procedures to include customer service, telephone etiquette, efficient and effective filing and record keeping procedures.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)

Office Climate

  • Assist staff as needed.

  • Greet visitors/staff with professionalism and courtesy.

  • Maintain and assist with operation of office equipment/machines as needed.

  • Monitors and maintains inventory of supplies, forms, and other materials; initiates ordering process as necessary.

  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks required for own work and work of others, as needed.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships.

Communication and Phones

  • Schedule meetings and appointments for administrative staff and maintain calendar for administrator.

  • Answers incoming phone calls by providing information, taking accurate messages, screening requests on behalf of supervisor, or referring calls to appropriate person; places calls to obtain and/or research information for administrative personnel.

Records and Reports

  • Perform general office procedures including typing, filing, mail, duplication of materials, data processing, editing and general bookkeeping/recordkeeping, and monitor the appropriate use of department budget.

  • Prepare and edit correspondence/reports for supervisor.

  • Assist with processing department reports, documents, directed by administrator.

  • Maintains supervisor's calendar and schedule; makes appointments and travel arrangements; plans and arranges conferences and special events by ensuring that any necessary rental/reservation arrangements are made.

  • Maintain general office files: save/store required documents per policy and administrative procedures.

  • Create and maintain spreadsheets to document and track department initiatives.

Qualities of an Effective Administrative Secretary

  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations, including daily attendance, punctuality and confidentiality.

  • Participate in district and campus staff development programs that improve job related skills.

  • Use effective communication skills with district personnel.

  • Daily attendance at work and punctuality are essential functions of the job.

  • Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student centered environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Equipment Used: Calculator, computer, printer, copier, fax, multiline telephone, and other equipment applicable to position.

Working Conditions

Mental Demands/Physical Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions/deadlines; frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, balancing, pulling and pushing; reaching, repetitive hand motions, hearing, speaking clearly, visual acuity and prolonged data input; occasional lift/carry light, moderate 15-44 pounds.

Environmental Factors:

Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes, humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination, vibration, biological hazards, working on uneven surfaces, working alone, working prolonged or irregular hours.

It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.

Employee Acknowledgement of Receipt _________________________

Date: ____________

Hiring Administrator ________________________________________

Date: ____________

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San Antonio Independent School District