Job: Administrative Assistant III(Job Id 30283)

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Job Description

05/17/2017 05/24/2017
BISBEE 15.40-0.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Administrative Assistant III

209 Bisbee Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603  

Openings: 1

This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (DBME) is seeking an experienced and highly motived individual to join our team as an Administrative Assistant III. Under the general supervision of the Regional Program Manager, the Administrative Assistant III will work on a variety of projects and perform work of considerable difficulty to support the region. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Conducts research for special projects and serves on project groups/committees.

- Use of automated machines such as faxes and printers; faxes, scans and indexes documents that include confidential material.

- Coordinates meetings and virtual office requests; serves as note taker at meetings.

- Schedules trainings; arranges hotel and travel accommodations; tracks travel claims and monitors travel document numbers; coordinates state vehicle maintenance and inspections.

- Answers multi-line phones; orders supplies.

- Monitors, prepares and updates reports; responds to all central office action items.



- Knowledge of standard administrative office practices and procedures to include time management, database management and utilizing independent judgement.

- Experience overseeing multiple projects/assignments, setting priorities, meeting deadlines and following up tasks/assignments with minimal direction.

- Skill in gathering and summarizing data for reports.

- Solid keyboarding skills and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

- Experience with composing/creating/maintaining varied spreadsheet reports and correspondence with appropriate consideration of relevant policies and procedures.

- Ability to schedule competing meetings/conferences with appropriate preparation and follow-up.

- Positive professional manner and ability to maintain confidentiality.

- Ability to set priorities and manage a diverse range of administrative functions; develop effective operating procedures; problem-solve various issues and execute appropriate independent judgment; plan, organize, develop resources and coordinate activities across multiple assignments; establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff and outside entities.

- Preferred: Proven experience with telephone etiquette, keyboarding skills, customer service orientation and knowledge of computer based systems. Task and detail oriented.



DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Be subject to a search of Child Protective Services Central Registry

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2842. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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