Job Class: Office and Administrative Specialist, SeniorWorking Title: Veterans Cemetery Administrative Assistant
Who May Apply: Open simultaneously to eligible bidders in the same Agency/Seniority Unit and job class AND all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Closing Date: 10/11/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Division/Unit: Duluth Cemetery
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $18.05 - $24.42/hourly; $37,688 - $50,988/annually
Bargaining Unit/Union: 206 - Office/Clerical/AFSCME
Work Area: Veterans Cemetery
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The position will provide specialized and general clerical and technical support to the cemetery administrator, including administrative, logistical, and analytical activities related to the interment of qualified Veterans, their spouses, and dependent children at a state veterans cemetery. Perform extensive public contact by telephone, and in person, often requiring the ability to deal with decedents' immediate family in times of emotional crisis. The nature of a cemetery and the manner in which different people view death requires great sensitivity. This position requires cemetery administrative duties that may include outdoor tasks in various inclement weather conditions.
This position is located in Saginaw, MN which is approximately 20 miles west of Duluth and 150 miles north of the Twin Cities.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.
Math skills sufficient to process billing, and place order for headstones
Word processing and keyboarding skills sufficient to: draft and respond to correspondence and inquiries; write memos; prepare correspondence; create, prepare, and maintain documents and reports
Spreadsheet development and maintenance sufficient to track burials and customer satisfaction questionnaires
Data Base Management sufficient to maintain records, files, and information databases and to prepare reports upon request
English skills sufficient to communicate clearly and accurately
Communication and customer service skills sufficient to establish relationships with a broad range of internal and external customers, the general public, and agency management
Advanced word processing
Advanced spreadsheet development
One year of administrative support experience
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access experience
Experience maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings and appointments
Public speaking experience sufficient to represent the Cemetery at committal services or special events
Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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