Goverment Jobs
March 18, 2019
Manassas, Virginia
Job Type



Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to use your people skills and exceptional administrative support talents to improve the lives of families? Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Prince William is seeking a flexible, detail-oriented Administrative Support Assistant II to join our team. As a member of the VCE Parent Education team, you will rely on your exceptional customer service and critical thinking skills, creativity, and attention to detail to support our educational mission. You will be our first point of contact for multicultural callers and visitors and will administer registration for Parenting classes; coordinate with clients, instructors, and referring agency staff; create class schedules, flyers, brochures; keep our website and social media sites dynamic and up-to-date; and will be responsible for data entry and reporting.

Virginia Cooperative Extension leads the engagement mission of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, using scientific knowledge to create learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being of our community. Our office is conveniently located in Manassas, close to I-66 and the Prince William Parkway--an easy commute!

Preferred skills: MS Office including Access; empathy; patience; verbal and written communication skills; detail oriented; initiative; organizational skills; problem solving skills.

Schedule: This is a 30 hour per week position working Monday - Friday from 8:00 am- 2:30 pm (with 30 minute lunch).

Hiring Range:$16.53 - $22.29

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs responsible clerical and administrative work in providing general office support, data entry, and/or receptionist work.
Work is performed under regular supervision of the Department Director or designee.


This level is characterized by performance of several related tasks, steps or operations in varying sequence; applies knowledge of terminology and basic procedures. Work is closely controlled and spot-checked in progress and upon completion; several detailed specific guides apply.

The focus of the position is on several functions (such as filing, answering phones, referring customers, word processing, maintaining databases, purchasing supplies) with the majority of an incumbents time spent focusing proportionally on these functions and closely related tasks, under regular vs. close supervision.


Uses computers for various applications, such as data entry or word processing;
Answers telephones and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals;
Maintains and enters information into databases;
Sets up and manages paper or electronic filing systems, records information, updates paperwork, or maintains documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material;
Operates office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arranges for repairs when equipment malfunctions;
Greets visitors or callers and handles their inquiries or directs them to the appropriate persons according to their needs;
Maintains scheduling and event calendars;
Completes forms in accordance with procedures;
Schedules and confirms appointments for clients, customers, or supervisors;
Makes copies of correspondence or other printed material;
Locates and attaches appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies;
Operates electronic mail systems;
Types and distributes meeting notes, routine correspondence or reports, such as presentations or expense, statistical, or monthly reports;
Opens, reads, routes, and distributes incoming mail or other materials and answer routine letters;
Provides services to customers, such as account information;
Proofreads work done by others to check for correct spelling and grammar, ensures that County format policies are followed, and recommends revisions;
Conducts searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet;
Mails newsletters, promotional material, or other information;
Orders and dispenses supplies;
Learns to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented;
Arranges conference rooms, meetings, or travel reservations for office personnel;
Prepares conference or event materials, such as flyers or invitations.
Maintains timekeeping information;
Collects funds, keeps records, and monitors accounts;
Provides content for internal or external County Website.


General knowledge of standard office procedures, systems, and terminology; general knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; general knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service; general knowledge of computer software applications, word processing, and data entry; some knowledge of departmental policies, procedures and programs; general knowledge of purchasing policies, and procedures; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to make arithmetical calculations.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; and 2-3 years clerical/administrative support experience.

Special Requirements

May require typing skills of 40 WPM with maximum of 3 errors.
Background Checks, which may include but are not limited to: Criminal History Check, Credit History Check, Education Verification Check, License Verification Check, and/or Fingerprinting may be required as posted in the job advertisement.

Prince William County Government offers medical plans with corresponding pharmacy and vision coverage,as well asdental plans and a supplemental vision plan.
Full-time and Part-time Prince William County Governmentemployees are eligible to participate in our plans; however, the level of benefits depends on the classification of the position, and number of hours worked.

The followingappointment types accrue no leave and are not eligible for holidays or other fringe benefits:
Part-Time Non-Benefit Eligible (work less than 15 hours a week)
Seasonal employees

Click on the link below to explore our plans and rates.
Prince William County Benefits Programs
I understand that information provided on my application is used to determine my qualifications. Information on my resume will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. Only information provided at the time of the application submission will be considered when determining my qualifications. Only responses to Supplemental Questions that can be verified in my submitted education and work experience will be credited.

  • I have read, understand, and acknowledge the above statement
  • I decline to proceed any further in this process.
This position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; and 2-3 years clerical/administrative support experience. Please select the choice that reflects your highest level of COMPLETED education. Your responses must be consistent with the information you provided in the Education section of your application in order to be given credit.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Associate's Degree
  • Some College (30 semester credits or more)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • None of the Above
Quantify your years of clerical/administrative support experience.

  • 5 or more years
  • 4 years
  • 3 years
  • 2 years
  • 1 year
  • Less than 1 year of clerical/administrative support experience
Please select the Microsoft Office applications with which you are proficient. Check all that apply.

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Access
  • None
Please rate your skill level with Microsoft Word:

  • Advanced - Macros, track changes, mail merge, break, hyperlink, forms and outlines
  • Experienced - Experienced with page set up; tables, labels & envelopes, graphics, footnote and endnote, tools and tabs
  • Novice ? Basic keyboarding, edit, format, font, correspondence and other documents; spell check, cut copy & paste, change case, indent
  • No experience with Microsoft Word
Please identify if you are proficient in performing any of the following functions in MS Excel:

  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Creating formulas
  • Performing calculations
  • Managing workbooks
  • Merging and/or exporting data
  • Single and multi-level sorting
  • Charting data with graphs
  • Macros and templates
  • No/limited Excel experience
Are you proficient in any of the following Microsoft Access functions? Check all that apply.

  • Inputting, retrieving and editing data
  • Creating forms and reports
  • Importing information into and exporting information out of Access
  • Constructing data queries
  • None of the above
Customer service is a crucial aspect of this job. Please select the areas in which you have experience. Please make sure your response is consistent with the information you have provided in the work history section of your application. Check all that apply.

  • Working with challenging or distressed clients
  • Fulfilling customer requests
  • Determining and making appropriate referrals
  • Directing customers to proper resources
  • Processing records accurately and efficiently while still providing excellent customer service
  • No or limited experience in customer service
What is your experience and knowledge of Virginia Cooperative Extension?

  • I am a current or past employee
  • I am a community collaborator
  • I am a volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • I have accessed their information online
  • I haven't heard of Virginia Cooperative Extension
This is a 30 hour per week position working Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. Are you available to work these hours?

  • Yes
  • No

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