Utah State University

Staff Assistant I – 4-H Civic Leadership Program

City Washington County
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2022 12:23 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
10-15 hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$14.00 per hour


Incumbents in the Staff Assistant I position perform a variety of administrative support, marketing,and/or secretarial duties for the Washington County office of Utah State University Extension.


  • Assistant and secretary for economic development faculty member.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate activities for the 4-H civic leadership program in Washington County.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor 4-H youth leadership council.
  • Assist with reports, data entry, office calendar, computer needs, and general office duties.
  • Assist with Extension correspondence through phone calls, letters, email newsletters, etc.
  • Design PowerPoint presentations, program flyers, 4-H and other certificates, etc.
  • Maintain and update 4-H civic leadership program website, offer new ideas for future development to increase website traffic.
  • Keep 4-H civic leadership program website calendar of events current.
  • Update and regularly maintain 4-H civic leadership program mailinglists.
  • Chair the USU Extension Washington County Fair Public Speaking Contest.
  • Coordinate youth and adult registration for 4-H state and region level events.
  • Maintain enrollment information for 4-H civic leadership program leaders and members. Make calls on a regular basis to 4-H volunteers to keep membership current.
  • Prepare and send news columns and news releases to local media.
  • Be administratively and programmatically responsible to economic development faculty member in Washington County.
  • Perform various office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Greet and direct visitors to office and in virtual meetings.
  • Sort, screen, and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and messages.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two years of experience in an office setting or an associate degree/technical training is required.
  2. Skilled with computer programs and related software.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  4. Excellent critical thinking skills.
  5. Skilled in creative problem solving.
  6. Skilled with office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  7. Good organizational skills.
  8. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  10. Ability to work without supervision.
  11. Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Proficient in a wide range of computer software necessary to fulfill duties: Financial software, National 4-H software (4honline), State County Fair software, Extension website creation and maintenance software, University Banner, ServiceNow, EZ-Buy, Digital Measures, and Canva or Adobe Suite.
  2. Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  3. 4-H leadership experience.
  4. Skilled in public speaking.
  5. Experience in Roberts Rules of Order.
  6. Experience organizing and coordinating large events from inception to completion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Skilled with computers and related software.
  2. Skilled with basic office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  3. Strong organizational skills.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  6. Ability to work without supervision.
  7. Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  8. Excellent customer service skills.

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. Contact information for 3 Professional References.
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

$14.00 per hour


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.  

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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 08/2022


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