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Administrative Associate 2

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Administrative Associate II

Location: Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture.  Knoxville, Tennessee.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to coordinate the daily activities of the PSEP office and provide financial support to the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and 3rd Creek building general administrations.  While working with PSEP (Pesticide Safety Education Program), position will be responsible for collecting, receipting, and recording registrations for certification program. Some proctoring and grading of certification tests will be required.

This includes:

• Answering and screening phone calls, securing deliveries and coordinating pick up from labs, handling administrative paperwork, and coordinating meetings, events, and conferences

• Receipting or depositing responsibilities will be alternated

• Assistance with ledger reconciliations

• Assistance with travel reimbursements

• Data Entry for research projects

• General assistance monitoring service areas in 3rd creek


High School Diploma or equivalency is required with 2 years of experience of business administrative or financial responsibilities. 

• Intermediate skills in windows professional package

• Able to multi task and prioritize competing priorities

• Able to keep sensitive information confidential

• Organized to coordinate events and meetings

• Able to effectively present materials both in person and via web     communications with excellent customer service

• Able to Interpret and apply policy on daily varied tasks

• Detailed attention required to maintain accurate records and accurate math skills

Preferred Qualifications:

An associate degree in business administration accounting is preferred.

• Able to use independent judgment, decision making, organization, and specialized knowledge of the pesticide safety program material.

• Must be able to effectively read and interpret PSEP materials to relay correct information to clients.

• UT Financial Experience including Concur or IRIS/SAP 

Salary: MR 04

Application Requirements: Submit application, resume, and 2 business references to Position must apply through the UTK recruitment site:

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Entomology & Plant Path - Ext
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 21, 2022, 11:14:51 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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