NC Cooperative ExtensionJob City & State:
Whiteville, NCDepartment :
NCCE Columbus County CenterWorking Title:
COSS Office AssistantAppointment:
12 Month RecurringJob Type:
Full-Time - PermanentFTE:
1.0Essential Job Duties:
The COSS Office Assistant (OA) is a member of the staff of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE). The primary responsibility is to provide support to the Extension staff where assigned. The COSS OA cooperates with colleagues in the NCCE and county leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the NCCE.Other Work/Responsibilities:
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events Cooperative Extension field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.
Columbus County is home to a number of agricultural industries. Located in the Southeastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina, it is the third largest county in land area. It has 10 incorporated towns (Whiteville, Tabor City, Fair Bluff, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Bolton, Sandyfield, Brunswick, Cerro Gordo, and Boardman). Columbus County is close to the North Carolina coast and Myrtle Beach. The county has witnessed a trickle of retirees moving into the county, but not in large numbers.
For more information about Columbus County, visit http://columbusco.org
To learn more about the NCCE Columbus County Center, go to https://columbus.ces.ncsu.edu/
This position performs clerical duties for Cooperative Extension at the local level.Number of Permanent Employees this Position Supervises:
-Greets visitors and provides information by referring inquiries to appropriate personnel.
-Prepares and distributes forms, educational literature and various program related materials as requested. -Uses word processing to prepare program materials and correspondence.
-Assists assigned agents with composition and editing of routine correspondence.
-Prepares attractive and concise monthly newsletters from rough draft materials provided by Extension agents.
-Posts newsletters and educational materials to html.
-Establishes and maintains associated files.
-Prepares spreadsheets and maintains various database records as needed.
-Maintains financial records for program related grants.
-Responsible for preparing and bundling bulk mailing of monthly newsletters according to the US postal guidelines.
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0Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:
Not ApplicableWork Schedule:
Monday - Friday business hours, occasional evenings and weekends as required.Minimum Experience/Education:
Graduation from high school and one year office assistance and secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.Department Required Skills:
Must be highly motivated and innovative. Must be a good team member and support and develop a positive work environment.Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
Computer Literacy; applicant must be proficient with computer technology due to the use of reporting requirements.
Must possess accurate typing, editing, and computer skills. Extensive knowledge of computer applications is required including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Good interpersonal communication skills and teamwork ability is required. The ability to work on issues and maintain confidentiality is essential.
Experience in web-page management, desktop publishing, newsletter design and preparation preferred.Required License or Certification:
The ability to work creatively with persons of diverse backgrounds is desirable.
Strong oral and written communication skills; applicant should be able to express comments and opinions clearly and concisely in oral and/or written form, as well as the ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with adults and the general community, and staff.
Valid driver’s license and reliable, personal transportation required.Valid NC Driver's License required?:
YesCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoAnticipated Hiring Range:
$31,200Internal Transfer Only:
NoJob Open Date:
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