Utah State University

Staff Assistant II - Iron County

City Iron County
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2023 4:33 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Cedar City
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
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


USU Extension in Iron County is seeking a creative and positive person to support programming efforts and general operations as a Staff Assistant II. Hours will be Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm in the USU Extension Office in Cedar City. This is a full-time benefited position. Applicants should be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Occasional evening and weekend work will be necessary.


  • Performs office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, appointment scheduling, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Provides administrative support, including scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings/conferences, ordering, and organizing office materials/supplies.
  • Greets and directs visitors in a friendly, professional manner with the objective of meeting needs.
  • Sorts, screens, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail/newsletters or other correspondence.
  • Composes and word-processes various standard documents, messages and reports.
  • Works with other staff assistant to ensure website and social media content is reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Provides identified programmatic support to assigned faculty and/or staff.
  • Supports faculty with programming, logging, and organizing data, reviewing, and organizing papers/outlines for programs, advisory groups and county/USU administrative reports.
  • Arranges maintenance of office equipment and fleet vehicles.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Skilled with technology and related software usage.
  • Confident operating basic office equipment- printers, copiers, scanners, telephone systems.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage office, customers, faculty, and staff inquiries and requests for assistance.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision.
  • Effectively meet and implement University and county policies and procedures and fiscal accountability requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in an office setting or an associate degree/vocational training with related experience required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of and skill to work with Microsoft Office Suite programs, especially Excel, and ability to navigate online survey design software.
  • Must have ability to greet and serve the public and exemplify strong customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graphics design (e.g. Canva) for flyers and social media outlets
  • Basic understanding of spoken/written Spanish language
  • A good understanding of Extension efforts in Horticulture/Water Wise Landscaping and Agriculture/Natural Resources.
  • Appreciation of USU Extension and its mission within major program areas (i.e. Agriculture/Natural Resources, Horticulture/Water Wise Landscaping, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development).

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume 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.

College/Department Highlights

Iron County is located in Southwestern Utah- The USU Extension Office is located in Cedar City and faculty/staff support county residents in Agriculture/Natural Resources; Horticulture/Water Wise Landscaping; Family and Consumer Sciences; and 4-H Youth Development.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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