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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 13, 2018
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) is seeking a Departmental Assistant. We seek a dynamic, thoughtful, adaptable individual who enjoys an academic/research working environment.
This individual will provide administrative support to the department chair, CAO, and ESPM central office.
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), a multidisciplinary academic department in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) on the Berkeley campus, encompasses basic and applied aspects of biological, physical and social sciences as applied to natural resources and natural resource-based production systems in support of the education, research, and extension programs of CNR. ESPM is the largest of CNR's four departments. ESPM has 54 faculty, 14 Specialists in Cooperative Extension, 50 emeriti faculty, more than 80 visiting scholars, specialists, and post-doctoral researchers. ESPM's teaching programs include more than 1000 undergraduate students, 5 majors, and approximately 140 students at the graduate level.
Under the direction of the ESPM Department Chief Administrative Officer, this position is part of a four-person ESPM team and, as such, serves as an integral part of the department team.
Administrative Services: Responsible for day-to-day operations within ESPM's departmental office, providing confidential administrative support to the Chair and CAO.
Coordinates ESPM faculty meetings and ESPM council meetings.
Independently coordinates the Department's reception and mail functions. Coordinates ESPM Seminar Committee.
Edit and keep department website and department and DANR directories up to date.
Maintains efficient workflow in the Chair's office, responds to department, division, campus, and public inquiries.
Act as department's event planner; handles all aspects of event coordination (Holiday Party, Department Colloquium, etc.).
Acts as point person for Chair's appointments and signature requests.
Generates and counts ballots for department-wide votes for academic hires and promotions.
Prepares BearBuy departmental purchases, departmental reimbursement requests and travel and entertainment requests.
Assists with the flight arrangements, accommodation, visiting agenda, and travel reimbursement for ESPM faculty recruitments.
Processing student evaluations.
Undergraduate/graduate services support: Assesses appropriate needs of undergraduate students and graduate students and refers students to specific student programs or units such as the Berkeley Connect Mentorship Program, the Graduate Division, the disabled student program, financial aid, University Health Services, college/departmental advisors.
Special Projects: Special projects as assigned by the Department leadership.
Experience working in a confidential, fast-paced, high volume, multi-cultural customer service environment.
Ability to work with numerous University departments and communicate effectively with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty, both orally and in writing.
Political acumen and ability to use knowledge of University policies and procedures to solve problems.
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize work, determine own schedule, meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously, supervise, and manage time effectively.
Extensive experience in PC environment using MS Word, Excel, Eudora, databases.
Good judgment to assess and handle non-routine situations
Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
Experience in an academic department or similar confidential environment.
Event planning experience.
Ability to update website information.
Salary & Benefits
Hourly Range: $23.47 $26.90, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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