• Administrative Assistant - Reentry Unit

    Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:

    • Job Posting closes: Open until filled
    • Documents uploaded by:
    • Job posting ID: 198545
    Norton Correctional Facility
    PO Box 546
    Norton, KS 67654

    About the Position:
    • Who can apply:  External
    • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
    • Full/Part-time: Full-Time
    • Regular/Temporary: Regular
    • Work Schedule: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
    • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
    • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
    • Annual Salary Range: $25,688.00-$36,171.20
    • Hourly Pay Range: $12.35-$17.39
    Employment Benefits:
    • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
    • Sick & Vacation leave
    • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
    • Paid State Holidays
    • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
    • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
    Position Summary & Responsibilities:
    Job Duty Description:  This is structured administrative support work in the Reentry program area. Work requires the operation of personal computers and other office equipment.  Provides administrative support to staff in the reentry and release process.
    Performance Standards:  Screens callers; provides information or makes referrals, schedules and places conference calls.  Maintains calendars and schedule.  Answers routine inquiries requiring minor interpretations of policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Collects, sorts, opens, and distributes mail.  Maintains a record and filing system.  Enters and manipulates data and information by creating simple word processing templates, form letters, database tables, and spreadsheets. May maintain web pages.  Operates office equipment and personal computers.  Enters data in a high production environment.  Prepares and enters data or information from source documents, rough draft, copy or general instructions into routine and technical materials including forms, statistical reports and correspondence.  Proofreads for proper coding, classification, and compliance with procedures.  Takes minutes at meetings.  Maintains an adequate level of office supplies.
    Preferred Requirements:  Knowledge of the operation of office equipment, personal computers and communications systems. Knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Knowledge of standard formats for letters, memos and reports.  Knowledge of record keeping, and reporting methods.  Ability to apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.  Ability to use basic word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Ability to enter information in a variety of formats.  Ability to proofread and edit for grammar, spelling, syntax and style; compute, verify and compare figures; detect discrepancies in information or records.  Ability to record, file and transmit information.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Ability to extract data and formulate reasonable conclusions from a variety of sources.
    A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

    • High School or GED
    Licensing & Certification
    • Valid Driver License
    Minimum Qualifications
    Six months of experience in general office, clerical or administrative support work. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

    Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements
    • Must pass Pre-employment drug test.
    Recruiter Contact Information:
    • Name: Philip Myer
    • Email: philip.myer@ks.gov
    • Phone: 785-877-6644
    • Mailing Address: Norton Correctional Facility, PO Box 546, Norton, Kansas 67654
    Required documents for this application to be complete:
    • On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.
      • Tax Clearance Certificate, valid
      • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
    • Additional paperwork that is required for this position may be obtained by emailing: philip.myer@ks.gov
    Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are
    responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

    Job Application Process (on-line at www.jobs.ks.gov)
    • Sign in to your existing account or Register for a new one to apply.
    • Complete or review your contact information on the My Contact Information page.
    • Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of the job posting to the appropriate location.
    • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
      • Email – sent to the preferred email listed on the My Contact Information page
      • Notifications – view the Careers - My Job Notifications page
    How to Claim Veterans Preference
    • Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
    If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter. 

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