Provides clerical and administrative support duties within the Water Pollution Control Department. Formats and types letters, memos, and other correspondence. Answers the telephone and interacts with the public to respond to inquiries and requests. Will assist the administration with bookkeeping, accounting and sewer billing. Compiles information and prepares basic narrative and statistical reports on a periodic basis. Enters and retrieves information into a computer in order to update records, process transactions or respond to requests for information. Logs, tracks, and maintains records on department or unit activities. Processes invoices, requisitions, and purchase orders; orders supplies and equipment. Assists in the annual operating budget; monitors monthly expenses. Performs related duties.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; and two to three years of clerical experience which involved interacting with the public to disseminate information; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Knowledge of general office procedures, bookkeeping and/or accounting, policies and practices; applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations; computer applications related to the work. Skilled in the operation and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, and telephone systems. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must type 45 wpm; will be asked to take a typing test if selected for an interview. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to complete NIMS training within six (6) months of hire.
Physical Demands: Sitting for extended periods of time; hand dexterity to operate a personal computer and standard office equipment. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Typical Working Conditions: A normal office environment. Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles.
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 East Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Closes: October 17, 2013.
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