Under close supervision of the assigned Utah State University (USU) Extension faculty and the Lead Office Specialist, the Staff Assistant II performs a variety of routine and specialized clerical work requiring skills in verbal and written communication, public relations, and organization. The position requires being a part of an office team that strives to accomplish the mission of USU Extension, which is to provide applied research-based information to the public.
The Staff Assistant II is distinguished from the Staff Assistant I in that incumbents in the II level are expected to possess the knowledge and experience to perform more complex and technical tasks. This classification may provide non-business support directly to faculty.
Those selected for interview may be required to demonstrate selected office skills as part of the interview process.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Within the scope and complexity of each position's responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:
Communication: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
Problem Solving :Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated or threatening.
As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:
This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally lifts, carries, pushes, pulls, or otherwise moves objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Periodically required to walk on uneven surfaces, be exposed to dust, animals, etc., when assisting with 4-H events.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
Notice of Non-discrimination
In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:
Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, email@example.com, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266
Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov
USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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