APS Assistant

Mar 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

APS Assistant

Humboldt State University

Closes: Friday, March 23, 2018

(Job #18-18) Administrative Support Assistant II (ASA II), APS Assistant, $2,539-$4,120/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in the Department of Human Resources and Academic Personnel Services (HR&APS).

Duties: Under general supervision, the ASA II provides administrative support for academic personnel functions while serving as a first point of contact for the HR&APS office. The main duties of this position include observance of regular work hours; front desk reception; responding to a broad range of general questions; directing calls, emails, and face-to-face inquiries appropriately to HR&APS staff; inputting data as required; and performing a variety of office support activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a high school program or its equivalent and some experience in an office environment that has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General working knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies, and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of office methods, procedures, and practices
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Fluency in using standard office software packages: word processing and spreadsheet applications, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Work involves front line contacts with a variety of campus and community individuals requiring active problem solving and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively and effectively in person and over the telephone with employees at various levels of an organization and with the general public
  • Demonstrated competence in effectively presenting standard information in writing
  • Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions

    Ability to:

  • Provide friendly, helpful assistance while maintaining a professional demeanor, even during busy periods
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with staff, students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures; able to identify deviations from applicable policies
  • Apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and, at times, creative solutions
  • Effectively organize, prioritize and complete tasks independently in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and conflicting deadlines
  • Perform standard arithmetic functions of a transactional nature, including tracking and comparing data
  • Use standard office equipment
  • Perform detailed work with accuracy
  • Accept direction from multiple sources
  • Make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and exercise discretion and appropriate judgment in handling sensitive material
  • Understand, interpret and apply policies and regulations in specific situations

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of full-time general office experience
  • Experience performing confidential clerical tasks in a professional office
  • Experience performing efficient and accurate data entry
  • Experience with web design software
  • Intermediate or higher skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (with an emphasis in Excel and Word)

    Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/49554

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form) (NOTE: This form replaces the HSU Employment Application form, which should no longer be used. Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

    The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to careers@humboldt.edu that includes the job number (18-18) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625
    Email: careers@humboldt.edu

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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