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Senior Secretary - School of Law

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Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Senior Secretary - School of Law
Posting Number CSA00014P
Department USD-School of Law
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The School of Law at the University of South Dakota is accepting applications for a Senior Secretary who will provide professional and clerical support to the faculty, staff, students and guests of the USD School of Law.

This senior secretary is responsible for, but not limited to: providing quality customer service to USD School of Law guests, students, faculty and staff; composing, editing and proofreading a variety of documents, including lengthy publications; making travel arrangements and processing travel reimbursements; coordinating meetings and appointments; maintaining databases; processing purchase requisitions; maintaining financial accounting records including USD Foundation accounts; supervising work study students; conducting a limited amount of computer aided search-engine based research; and other duties as assigned.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; knowledge of modern office practices and equipment; knowledge of bookkeeping methods; ability to use computers and modern office software; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to work independently; ability to maintain accurate records and data, both manual and electronic; ability to research and compile data; regular and reliable attendance; ability to act professionally with coworkers and the public; ability to work under stress and meet deadlines.

Legal knowledge/experience is preferred.

Posting Date 10/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 10/23/2017
Advertised Salary $13.54 - $18.81 plus benefits
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

The mission of the School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer the federal, state, and American Indian tribal justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with nonresidents who choose to attend the School, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.

The mission of the School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer the federal, state, and American Indian tribal justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with nonresidents who choose to attend the School, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.

The School of Law does this by providing a doctrinal and humanistic education, supplemented by skills and technical training, in which classroom study and practice skills are of complementary value. As a state-supported public institution and the only law school in South Dakota, the school has a special obligation to provide a basic law degree program of high-quality professional graduate level education in order to produce a sufficient supply of lawyers to meet the current and future needs of South Dakota and to afford qualified South Dakota citizens the opportunity to enter the practice of law in any state.

The School of Law has a special obligation to engage in scholarly legal research and service in order to meet community, tribal, state, national, and international needs, to support instruction, to expand knowledge of the law, and to improve the legal infrastructure for the pursuit of justice.
All offers of employment are contingent on the favorable results of a background check.

The University of South Dakota is located in the southeastern corner of the state in Vermillion, a community of more than 10,000 people. Vermillion is located within an hour’s drive of the larger cities of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Sioux City, Iowa.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

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Diversity Statement

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

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