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Administrative Assistant (CommS)
Administrative Assistant (CommS)

Administrative Assistant (CommS)

Company : City of Kawartha Lakes
Salary : $25.89–$28.41 an hour
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Brief

This position is responsible for front line representation of the department and for providing administrative and clerical services, including financial accounting functions and in some cases, payroll support.

Employment Status:
Temporary Full-Time
CUPE 855 Inside
Open To:
Internal/External Applicant(s)
Closing Date:
Duration (if temporary):
Up to 6 months

Job Title Administrative Assistant

Wage $25.89 - $28.41 hourly (2022)

Department Community Services

Hours 70 hours per two week pay period; typically 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday but hours will vary based on service needs

Other General office environment, some travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes may be required in accordance with job requirements

Job Description

  • Provide information in response to requests from the public and provides information requiring varying degrees of research and personal contact concerning the Department and its affairs, emphasizing customer service
  • Act as a liaison between the public, staff and other public or private agencies, along with maintaining telephone, counter reception, and e-mail communication
  • Review invoices and statements for accuracy related to the department and ensure that all invoices are properly coded, approved by senior staff and forwarded to Accounts Payable for payment
  • Act as a division liaison with Finance and generate required purchase orders, change order request, etc.
  • Responsible for inventory control and input and divisional data collection and input into various departmental and corporate computer systems
  • Schedule appointments, meetings, book conferences/workshops, training, etc. and make travel arrangements
  • Handle the permit process for seasonal docking facilities and maintain the records for these facilities
  • Assist with facility bookings and registration processes
  • Troubleshoot cash handling and computer related issues
  • Provide clerical support to various committees, including agenda preparation, printing and distribution, meeting attendance, minute preparation and required follow-up such as correspondence and drafting reports for final approval
  • Review all incoming correspondence by mail, fax and courier, obtains background information, and forwards on to the appropriate staff
  • Compose letters and correspondence for signature and prepares reports and agreements as required; proof reads for accuracy, grammatical errors and completeness
  • Collect and enter statistical data and calculate, and produce reports and statistical information for the Manager
  • Maintain and update multiple department databases and provide related information and reports
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems, including confidential files, and may act as records liaison for the department/division
  • Research information and manage/assist with special projects
  • Support a variety of division related projects, such as research, database management, ordering and distribution of supplies, promotional materials, etc. Input payroll data, ensuring accuracy and completeness, check time card data, and maintain employee data records and databases
  • Assist the Manager in preparation and monitoring of budgets for the division
  • Coordinate and track staff vacation requests
  • Occasional travel is required to attend meetings and training
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills/Education Required

  • Post-secondary diploma in Office Administration or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Office experience in the specific business of the department is preferred
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated customer-service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines, and the ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and abide by municipal policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector search will be required

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.