Executive Assistant to the State Auditor

Washington State Patrol
North Carolina, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Description of Work The primary function of this position is to serve as the executive assistant to the State Auditor. The role of this position is to provide support to the Auditor, anticipating needs, managing the day-to-day workflow, and prioritizing various projects and appointments. Work ranges from standardized office support to performance of administrative duties involving decision-making and judgment. Work includes coordination of scheduling and business functions that impact the Auditor. In addition, the executive assistant will need to be available to the Auditor outside of the established work schedule. The position is in contact with the public on a daily basis. There is frequent contact with members of the General Assembly, Council of State, members of the Executive Cabinet, the Governor's office, federal agencies, news media, other department or agency staff, along with internal staff. Because of the confidential nature inherent in this position, the executive assistant must maintain a high level of discretion and tact. This position serves as a conduit for issues that require the Auditor's attention. This position handles all aspects of scheduling for the Auditor. Space, travel, logistics, and coordinating schedules with other participants in meetings are the executive assistant's responsibility. The executive assistant is also responsible for editing all correspondence and documents for form, style, and appearance. The assistant performs high-level secretarial duties for the Auditor including data processing, filing, receiving visitors, calls, and correspondence. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies Must have: Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities and respond appropriately; Ability to analyze and interpret written communications; Ability to compile, assimilate, and organize both printed and electronic information; Considerable knowledge of office practices, techniques, and technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to present ideas clearly and effectively in verbal and written form; Ability to adjust language or terminology to meet the needs of the audience; Ability to use correct grammar, organization, and structure; Outstanding organization skills; Ability to remain flexible and demonstrate a can-do attitude Manager's Preference Preferences will be given to applicants with knowledge and experience working in state government and have prior experience in performing administrative duties for agency heads or deputy/assistant secretary level supervisors. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience; OR Associate's degree in secretarial science, business administration, or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience; OR High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and six years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supplemental and Contact Information The Office of the State Auditor uses a Merit-Based Recruitment & Selection plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant values, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status". All applicants must complete and submit a State Application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System(http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/) for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application and "see attached resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the advertised closing date will be accepted. All transcripts (UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE ACCEPTED) are required for education beyond high school and must be attached to the application or sent to the Office of the State Auditor Human Resources Division prior to the advertised closing date. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants requesting and/or receiving an accommodation via the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax but must be received prior to the advertised closing date. Persons eligible for veteran preference must upload a copy of Form DD-214 and attach to the application. For further information, please contact: Lauren Eiswirth Office of the State Auditor Division of Human Resources lauren_eiswirth@ncauditor.net