Human Resources

Administrative Assistant II - Parks, Recreation & Tourism

$15.20 - $22.81/hr

Provides clerical and administrative support duties within the Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department. Processes invoices, requisitions, procurement card transactions, and purchase orders; orders supplies and equipment. Enters payroll and billing. Assists with bookkeeping and accounting. 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. Formats and types letters, memos, and other correspondence. Answers the telephone and interacts with the public and City staff to respond to inquiries and requests.  Assists in preparation of 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. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to complete NIMS training within six (6) months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 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. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Teams; and various specialized database systems. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Physical  Demands: Regularly required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, to reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Typical Working Conditions: Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions, fumes, or airborne particles. Working conditions are typically moderately quiet.

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

Apply online at or by visiting Human Resources, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 East Maple, Independence, MO  64050. 

Position closes: June 24,2022.


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