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Administrative Assistant/Cashier

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position OverviewIf you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas. KU offers great benefits to employees with 176 hours paid vacation a year & 8 hours of sick leave a month, 9+ paid holidays a year, a great retirement program, medical & dental insurance as well as life insurance. KU also offers educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

This position will serve as a first sight person cashier at the front desk in the main office of Transportation Services.

Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
Job Description50% - Communication with the public: Success in this job requires excellent people skills. Cashiers meet the public at cashier windows, but the majority of customer interaction happens via phone and email. Cashiers interact with the expected faculty, staff, and students, but also deal with non-University people on campus for clinics, tourists here for museums and sporting events, researchers and scholars here for academic reasons. It is a huge mix, and cashiers must be able to keep a variety of rules and regulations straight with limited direct oversight by a supervisor.
Cashiers will rotate duties of working at the window, answering the main office phone line, and monitoring the departmental email in-box. Communication by email is encouraged so that a record can be maintained; this does, however, mean that we have a very high volume of emails to manage. There are times when a given cashier will need to follow up on an email problem they were managing previously. Although Parking does have a small number of students who are first line phone attendants, cashiers are also expected to remain signed into the Skype/Teams phone systems and catch calls as they come in.
20% - Permit Sales: Each year, the sale of parking permits generates approximately $1.7 million dollars in revenue, the majority of which is processed via an online web application. The remainder of the transactions happen in the office and tend to be unique, one-off situations in which the cashier must be able to recall rules quickly and think on their feet in terms of being able to offer a customer the most cost-effective permit that will accomplish their parking needs. All parking permits are digital - meaning that no PHYSICAL permit is issued, but a permission is associated with the customer license plate. Accuracy is vital.

10% - Working Events: Will be required to work all home football games and men's home basketball games in the field. This will mean working outside, collecting cash toll, taking event parking ticket stubs, and providing directions. Weather is often inclement. There are on average seven home football games and eighteen to twenty home basketball games. Overtime or compensatory time is granted when earned for those weeks.

5% - Ticket Payment: Cashiers collect cash, checks, and credit card payments at the cashier window and through campus/federal mail. Must accurately identify ticket or account to which a payment is intended to be applied and process quickly. If payment is made to an unidentified account, cashier is responsible for researching the status and address of the payee; determines when to request vehicle identification through DMV records.
Payments are also made as a result of vehicles being towed for outstanding fines, and in these cases, the cashier must retrieve correct tow release form and process payment in cash or credit card. These transactions, and others, are sometimes with upset individuals.

5% - General Accounting/Close of Business: Each cashier is responsible for their own cash drawer. Each day, cashier will run end of day reports from the Parking software system and reconcile against cash, checks, and credit card receipts for the day. Reports any errors to supervisor for correction before closing drawer for the day.

5% - Ticket Identification: Transportation Services issues 40,000 - 50,000 parking citations each year, a percentage of which are on vehicles which are not identified to a responsible party. Unidentified vehicle records are sent through a DMV lookup process, but Parking staff review results for accuracy, research results for an association to a current faculty/staff member or to a student, and assigns citations appropriately.
5% - Special Assignments and Other Duties as Assigned: Position will be responsible for coordinating events where customers self-register their vehicles prior to coming to campus. Will work with departments to determine best parking location, estimated fees, map inclusion, etc. (this is all digital). Will also receive all order forms for motorcycles, moped and Park & Ride permits and process them separately. May be tasked with special assignments such as assigning/contacting people from a waiting list to move into a parking lot; data review for duplicate records; event setup and billing. Required Qualifications
  1. High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. One (1) year of office experience or one (1) year of post-secondary education.
Preferred Qualifications
    Three (3) years experience in skilled clerical, accounting, auditing and/or administrative support work, including one year of experience with basic office computer systems
  1. Excellent communication skills. Written communication skills will be evaluated by quality of application materials. Spoken communication skills will be evaluated during the interview process.
  2. At least one year in a position that required customer relations skills, and one year in a busy cashiering position.
Additional Candidate InstructionsIn addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  • A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Review of applications will begin Monday June 28th, 2021 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsMary Olson, [email protected]; 785-864-7282 Advertised Salary Range30,000.000-41,452.790 Work Schedule8am – 5pm Monday through Friday Application Review Begins28-Jun-2021 Anticipated Start Date01-Aug-2021


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