High School Diploma or General Education Development Test (G.E.D.) Certificate is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
One (1) year full-time work experience in a clerical or secretarial position is required..
Three (3) years full-time work experience in a clerical or secretarial position is preferred.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Skill and proficiency in the use of keyboard as applied to the operation of typewriters, word processors and CRT terminals may be required, based on area of assignment. Ability to apply basic mathematic skills to office bookkeeping and perform calculations, such as figuring totals, percentages and extensions.
Good attention to multifarious detail, ability to proof, verify and edit complex data, transcribe and cross reference data from CRT screen and documents. Ability to follow-up in a thorough and timely manner relative to unresolved business. Thorough knowledge of correct language usage, punctuation and grammar, and their proper application to business forms, letters and technical records.
Knowledge of technical, legal or medical terms and their proper spelling, where applicable. Skill and accuracy in the control, organization and maintenance of files and records according to various methods. Good communication skills; ability to gather information from others and make inquiries; ability to convey information and explain or describe basic office policy and procedure to others in person or by telephone.
Skill in exercising sound judgment relative to problem solving and referring problems in the appropriate manner. Skill in the operation of standard office equipment, including dictaphone, where required. Ability to understand and carry out instructions, written and verbal, and accurately relate such instructions in full or part to others. Ability to coordinate several tasks and perform well under pressure, plan and conduct multiple assignments within specified time frame/deadlines; ability to fill in for and perform the duties of lower level clerical staff as needed; ability to relieve higher level clerical or secretarial staff.
Light Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job/occupation is rated Light Work when it requires: (1) walking or standing to a significant degree; (2) sitting most of the time while pushing or pulling arm or leg controls; or (3) working at a production rate pace while constantly pushing or pulling materials even though the weight of the materials is negligible.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
COOK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cook County Sheriff