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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Administrative Assistant 1 (Local Government) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Administrative Assistant 1 (Local Government)

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Administrative Assistant 1 (Local Government)

Salary

$37,246.00 Annually

Location

Northampton County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department

Local Government

Job Number

CS-20212154-L0111

Closing

9/27/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

L0111

Position Number

80011486

Union

SEIU Local 668

Pay Group

LG

Bureau/Division Code

88213448

Bureau/Division

Northampton County MH/ID Unit

Worksite Address

2801 Emrick Boulevard

City

Bethlehem

Zip Code

18020

Contact Name

Carmen Huertas

Contact Phone

610-829-4816

Contact Email

chuertas@northamptoncounty.org

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

THE POSITION

Why couldn’t the restaurant owners open a new data center? They didn’t have enough servers….

Now that I was able to get you to chuckle, the County of Northampton has an opening for an Administrative Assistant with a background in data analysis and collection.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

This position performs a variety of administrative staff assignments, which includes analyzing administrative and staff operations and the development of procedures for the data unit within the Northampton County Department of Human Services. This individual serves as an assistant to the Administrative Officer 2, and as such becomes familiar with the duties and the responsibilities of that position.

Northampton County offers competitive salary and benefits.

  • Full-time employment

  • Work hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; 30 minute lunch

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college or university; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • Must meetPA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelink (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency

  • Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe or Northampton counties. If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.

  • Donotsubmit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents willnotbe reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on theapplication(i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education)

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:

  • your score may be lower than deserved.

  • you may be disqualified.

  • You may only apply/testoncefor this posting.

  • Your results will be provided via email.

Benefit packages are determined by the county and may vary. Please contact the applicable county human resource office directly to inquire about a specific benefit package.

01

How much college coursework have you completed?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.

If you are claiming education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

  • A. 120 credits or more

  • B. 90 but less than 120 credits

  • C. 60 but less than 90 credits

  • D. 30 but less than 60 credits

  • E. Less than 30 credits

  • F. None

    02

    How many years of full-time paraprofessional level or higher experience do you possess?

  • A. 4 years or more

  • B. 3 to less than 4 years

  • C. 2 to less than 3 years

  • D. 1 to less than 2 years

  • E. Less than 1 year

  • F. None

    03

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    04

    CS-INSTRUCTIONS You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each question carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .

  • Yes

    05

    WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Compiles information for financial, statistical, monthly, or other reports, manuals, grant applications or status updates, letters, memoranda, news releases, speech drafts, training materials, policies and procedures. Formats document submissions for review, approval, and distribution to personnel. Responds to correspondence and disseminates information to relevant parties as needed.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience compiling information for various types of documents and reports. I was responsible for finalizing the entire document or report.

  • B. I have experience compiling information for various types of documents and reports. Someone else was responsible for finalizing the report using the information I gathered.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to business writing, technical writing, English composition, or journalism.

  • D. I have NO experience or coursework related to this work behavior.

    06

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The actual duties you performed related to written communication.

  • Your level of responsibility.

    07

    CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    08

    WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Interacts with others to obtain or provide information related to the planning and implementation of projects or assignments. Asks probative questions to clarify the scope of the projects or assignments. Answers questions; explains rules, regulations, policies, or processes; and provides recommendations.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience interacting with others to obtain or provide information related to the planning or implementation of projects or assignments.

  • B. I have experience responding to ANY customer inquiries.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to communications, public speaking, public relations, conflict resolution, psychology, sociology, education, interviewing, or program/project planning or development.

  • D. I have NO experience or coursework related to this work behavior.

    09

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • Your experience interacting with others to obtain or provide information related to the planning or implementation of projects or assignments.

  • Your experience responding to customer inquiries.

  • The actual duties you performed.

  • Your level of responsibility.

    10

    CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    11

    WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - REVIEWING AND MAINTAINING DOCUMENTS

Reviews and maintains documents and manuals. Updates all materials when policies and procedures are created or updated and distributes the updates to staff as changes occur. Evaluates desk manual submissions to ensure clarity and ease of understanding.

Levels of Performance

Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.

  • A. I have experience reviewing and maintaining documents and manuals. I was responsible for evaluating recommended changes for accuracy and clarity and making those changes as needed.

  • B. I have experience maintaining documents and manuals. I was responsible for making changes based on recommendations which were evaluated for accuracy and clarity by someone else.

  • C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to documents management, records retention, record keeping, information confidentiality, or records management.

  • D. I have NO experience or coursework related to this work behavior.

    12

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • The actual duties you performed related to reviewing and maintaining documents.

  • Your level of responsibility.

    13

    CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    14

    WORK BEHAVIOR 4 –DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING

Maintains data in multiple electronic databases by entering data directly or uploading/downloading data from other sources. Assesses the purpose and scope of requests for report data. Determines the appropriate data sources to reference and the manipulation methods to implement to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the output. Designs customized reports to isolate, extract, and organize raw data from electronics databases and provides results to requesting parties.

  • A. I have experience utilizing computer software and information technology to DESIGN CUSTOMIZED reports or filters to isolate and extract raw data from electronic databases or spreadsheets.

  • B. I have experience utilizing computer software and information technology to MODIFY the design or criteria of reports or filters to isolate and extract raw data from electronic databases or spreadsheets. SOMEONE ELSE designed the original report or filter.

  • C. I have experience utilizing computer software and information technology to GENERATE documents or forms; OR I have experience entering, maintaining, uploading, or downloading data from or into electronic databases or spreadsheets.

  • D. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to statistics, research design and analysis, database design, or data collection, maintenance or analysis.

  • E. I have NO experience or coursework related to this work behavior.

    15

    In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box.

  • The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience.

  • Your experience designing customized reports or filters from data housed in electronic databases or spreadsheets.

  • Your experience maintaining, uploading, or downloading data or generating documents or forms from electronic databases or spreadsheets.

  • The actual duties you performed.

  • Your level of responsibility.

    16

    CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  • College/University

  • Course Title

  • Credits/Clock Hours

    Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

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