Utah State University

Staff Assistant I - San Juan County

City San Juan County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/3/2022 10:41 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
35 hours per week
Southern Region
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


USU Extension in San Juan County is seeking a creative and positive person to work as a staff assistant to the San Juan County Extension office and faculty. Hours will be Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm at the USU Extension Office located in the San Juan County Courthouse in Monticello, UT. This is a 35 hour per week, benefited position. Applicants should be able to work well independently and in a team. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary.


  • Assume standard office duties, including word processing, copying, faxing, scanning, editing, mailing, phone reception, email, taking meeting minutes, and spreadsheets.
  • Sorts, screens, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Assist USU Extension faculty and staff in the organization of programs.
  • Develop and disseminate advertising materials to support community outreach programming including posting website updates, development of PowerPoint presentations, and other educational materials such as flyers, brochures, banners, and postcards.
  • Work cooperatively with USU Extension faculty and staff on programming needs.
  • Assist with reports and paperwork by maintaining and organizing budgets, travel paperwork, timecards, purchasing and other required reporting and program evaluations.
  • Handle communication with participants of Extension programming through mail, flyers, advertisements, letter, email, phone calls and website. Maintain class registration through phone and website; create, organize and maintain class rosters.
  • Assist county director as needed.
  • Assist with customer service duties such as directing visitors, phone reception, taking payments and other duties as needed.
  • Responsible for proper cash handling, ensuring deposits into proper checking accounts within a timely manner, and managing payments/reimbursements and related expenses.
  • Organize and store receipts and other documents per policy guidelines.
  • Maintain budget spreadsheets and reconcile monthly University reports.
  • Compiles information about upcoming programs for all programs within the office for marketing purposes and distributes this information to the public though updates on county social media platforms, websites, and collaboration with county marketing resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED or aptitude is required.
  • Access to reliable transportation to complete department errands. Mileage will be reimbursed for any significant use of personal vehicle.
  • Job offer contingent on successful completion of a Background Check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of office related experience, higher education, or equivalent.
  • Motivated individual with a creative thought process.
  • Strong attention to detail and good eye for aesthetic work.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Excellent budget tracking skills.
  • Knowledge of cooperative extension services.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Google Sheets and Docs, website management, social media for business purposes, and related programs.
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities; ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications, including in stressful situations, with supervisors, clientele, co-workers, volunteers, and professionals in other departments.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills with great attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Skills in using social media, including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://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


*updated 04/18/2022


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