Requires: 6 yrs. secretarial experience. College or post-secondary training may substitute for some experience.
Performs administrative secretary duties under the guidance of an administrator. Provides support services to administrator by supplying specific information, composing reports and correspondence, and taking initiative to recommend actions, or by taking action in modifying and/or improving unit procedures, policies, rules and regulations. May offer some clerical support to administrative superior, often in matters which must remain confidential.
This announcement is used to maintain an applicant pool for current and future hiring needs statewide. Most jobs are in Kanawha Co.
Vacancies may occur in other locations. If you qualify, your application and test record will be active for one year. Your opportunity for agency referral and possible interview may depend on the number of qualified applicants and their relative test results.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Public access computers are available at many libraries, and at Workforce WV Offices. Do NOT use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability, please call our office for special instructions.
Testing Process: This job (Administrative Secretary) requires written (W) and typing exams.
The same written examination is used for: Office Assistant 1, 2 , 3 (non-typing and typing), Secretary 1, 2 , Administrative Secretary, and Lottery Business Support Technician 1, 2. YOU MUST APPLY SEPARATELY FOR EACH TITLE.
ALWAYS APPLY PRIOR TO TESTING. You only need to take the test once to be scored for the titles for which you have applied. No testing appointment is necessary.
Applicants who are authorized and must use a paper application must present the completed application form at the test site. Online applicant are NOT required to take a copy of the online application to a test center.
No test study guides are available. See the information and test centers list below. Testing schedules, locations, and other information can be viewed at our Job Opportunities Web Site
DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 90 DAYS. Applicants who do not test within 90 days of online application will be rejected.
Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-test your new score will replace any previous test score.
NEW TYPING TEST. Effective, March 1, 2014, we will no longer administer typing tests at our Testing Centers.
As of that date applicants for any clerical job (Office Assistant, Secretary, etc.) that requires typing skills will have 15 days after completing the written test to complete a special online typing test. The typing test may be taken at any available internet connected computer (home, WorkForce WV office, library, etc.). Applicants who have completed the written test will receive a Typing Test Instructions sheet from the test administrator. This Instructions sheet contains complete instructions on accessing the special typing test Web site.
The sheet will indicate a special Access Code. You must test within 15 days to avoid expiration of the Access Code. For more detailed information about Clerical Examinations procedures Click Here
If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter.
Training: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or the equivalent.
Experience: Six years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in secretarial work, two years must have included administrative support or complex clerical duties.
Substitution: Successful full-time study in a regionally accredited college or university, or resident business or vocational school training may be substituted through an established formula for the required experience.
Your application will not be processed without verification documents. Attach to online application or Send to:
Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305 - 0139.
No appointments are made. Apply online.
Then, report at the Test Center of your choice. Your application will be inactivated if you do not test within 90 days. Close the new window to return here.
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Beckley, Bluefield, Bridgeport/Nutter Fort, Charleston, Elkins, Huntington, Martinsburg, Moorefield, Parkersburg, Wheeling, White Sulphur Springs
Class Code: 9020
State Of West Virginia