Utah State University

Staff Assistant II

City Washington County
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/9/2023 5:50 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
County Operations Reporting & Eval
Advertised Salary
Minimum $34,000 plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


USU Extension in Washington County is seeking a motivated and positive person to join our team as Staff Assistant II in Hurricane, Utah. The Staff Assistant position requires a highly professional, collegial, and detail-oriented person, who is an excellent communicator and team player. In this multi-faceted role, this individual will work as a receptionist and secretary for various county Extension programs in Washington County, including: (a) Community & Economic Development, (b) Agriculture, Natural Resources & Horticulture, (c) Family & Consumer Sciences, (d) Create Better Health, and (e) 4-H. Responsibilities include front-office support, meeting scheduling, event coordination, and writing for social media, email newsletters, websites, etc. This position is a full-time, in-person position, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


  • Receptionist and secretary for county Extension programs.
  • Greet and direct visitors.
  • Assist with reports, data entry, office calendar, computer needs, and general office duties.
  • Assist with Extension program correspondence through phone calls, letters, email newsletters, etc.
  • Design PowerPoint presentations, program flyers, 4-H and other certificates, etc. using Canva. Proof and design other office documents in MS Office Suite.
  • Maintain and update county Extension website, offer new ideas for future development to increase website traffic.
  • Keep county website calendar of events current and up to date.
  • Update and regularly maintain Extension program mailing lists.
  • Prepare and mail soil and plant samples to USU lab.
  • Oversee vehicle maintenance in coordination with county mechanic.
  • Oversee building maintenance and requests for repairs.
  • Chair the USU Extension Washington County Fair Planning Committee.
  • Assist with registration materials for Extension faculty, 4-H staff assistants, volunteer leaders, and youth.
  • Prepare registration material, work with online registration program, label exhibits, and assist as needed with other 4-H fair exhibit information.
  • Keep 4-H enrollment leader and member information updated. Make calls on a regular basis to 4-H volunteers to keep registrations current.
  • Prepare and send news columns and news releases to local media.
  • Be administratively and programmatically responsible to the Extension Washington County Director and faculty members.
  • Performs office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Sort, screen, and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and messages.
  • Work with other staff assistants to coordinate any other job duties.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in an office setting or an associate degree/technical training is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled with computer programs and related software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in creative problem-solving.
  • Skilled with office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • 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. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $34,000 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 employs 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 Matthew Pinner, 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 11/2022


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