Senior Secretary - Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Senior Secretary - Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences
Posting Number CSA00078P
Department SDSMT-Chemistry and Applied Bio Science
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

LOCATION: Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences

STARTING HOURLY RATE: $13.54 – $19.21, depending upon education and experience, GF

POSITION PURPOSE: Duties will include managing the office and assisting the department head and staff as needed; processing purchase requisitions; maintaining supply inventory; maintaining and managing department budgets, accounts, and financial accounting records; scheduling and coordinating meetings and appointments; assisting with hiring student employees; coordinating class schedules and rooms; submitting textbook requisitions; providing excellent customer service including answering the phone, greeting visitors, and making proper referrals; copying, filing and processing mail; and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
•English, including grammar, spelling and punctuation;
•modern office equipment practices and procedures;
•basic bookkeeping and mathematic skills;
•computer software applications, including Microsoft Office.

Ability to:
•communicate information clearly and concisely in person and/or on the telephone, exercising tact, patience, discretion and professional demeanor;
•establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships, interacting in a supportive manner with faculty, staff, students and visitors;
•read, comprehend, gather, prepare and summarize data from a variety of sources;
•type accurately, be detail orientated, handle multiple tasks, prioritize accordingly and meet strict deadlines;
•lift and carry boxes or supplies (under 30 lbs);
•organize and coordinate activities;
•use a computer, copy machine and other office equipment;
•provide outstanding customer service.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 01/02/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/09/2018
Advertised Salary $13.54 - $19.21, depending upon education and experience, GF
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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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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