Senior Secretary - Social Sciences

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Senior Secretary - Social Sciences
Posting Number CSA00090P
Department SDSMT-Social Sciences
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

LOCATION: Social Sciences

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

POSITION PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to provide administrative/office support to the department head, provide support and assistance to faculty members, and provide professional customer service to students, faculty, staff and other visitors from across campus and the community. Duties will include maintaining and managing department budgets including keeping accurate and current records; assisting department head with semester schedules; providing department head support when hiring new faculty including making hotel and food arrangements, and processing reimbursements for candidates; hiring, training and supervising student employees; providing excellent customer service including answering the phone, greeting visitors, and making proper referrals as necessary; serving as a resource for students, faculty, staff and other visitors; processing travel requests and reimbursements; maintaining accurate student records; ordering supplies and other department needs using state guidelines; managing the department office; 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;
•computer software applications including Microsoft Office products.

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;
•keep and maintain accurate records;
•work independently and as part of a team;
•maintain confidentiality;
•provide outstanding customer service.

COMMENTS: This is a full time (August 22 through May 21) and part-time (approximately 20 hours per week, May 22 through August 21), benefited position. Valid driver’s license is required.

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 17, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 01/10/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
First Consideration Date 01/17/2018
Advertised Salary $13.54 - $19.21 hourly, 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 Valid Drivers License
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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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