Administrative Assistant

Fort Valley, GA, USA 31030
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary

Reporting to the dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, the Administrative Assistant performs a wide range of administrative office and program support activities for the Agricultural Research department within the College.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls
  • Create and manage travel & expense reports for faculty
  • Create and manage electronic requisitions through PeopleSoft
  • Compile and prepare documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, and memos
  • Attend to general clerical duties including photocopying, faxing and mailing
  • Prepare and distribute monthly reports
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system
  • Retrieve documents from filing system
  • Resolve/troubleshoot problems related to printers and copy machines in the Stallworth Research Building
  • Manage calendars and emails using Microsoft Outlook
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements
  • Pick up mail from post office as well as distribute mail to various offices as required
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Handle fleet of vehicles for the Agricultural Research Station
  • Design flyers as needed
  • Assist other administrative support personnel as needed and perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 or more years of relevant experience, preferably in an educational environment
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment
  • Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and systems such as filing and recordkeeping
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to prioritize, assess and solve problems, gather and monitor information
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentially of work-related information and materials
  • Ability to be flexible; adapt to change
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to travel on occasion

Working conditions

  • Regular schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am 5 pm
  • Regular office environment, climate controlled

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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