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Administrative Specialist II

King County Department of Human Resources
Maple Valley, WA Full-time
Posted on November 27, 2019
Summary

This position provides a variety of administrative services in support of the Solid Waste Division's Operations section.  Operations is based at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley, Washington, with a staff of approximately 280 employees.  Operations manages all 8 transfer stations, 7 closed landfills, and 920 acre active landfill.

There is one (1) temporary assignment that is expected to last six (6) months with a possibility of extension(s). The temporary assignment can be a special duty opportunity for current eligible King County employees or a Term Limited Temporary position for external candidates.

WHO MAY APPLY:  This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County employees will be given first consideration. There is one (1) temporary assignment that is expected to last six (6) months with a possibility of extension(s). The temporary assignment can be a special duty opportunity for current eligible King County employees or a Term Limited Temporary position for external candidates. King County and The Solid Waste Division (SWD) values diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.

FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:  Submit your applications online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs by completing (1) a King County application form, (2) resume and (3) a letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants that possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be called for interviews and skills test in Microsoft Office applications.

WORK LOCATION:  Primary location: Cedar Hills Landfill, 16645 228th Avenue SE, Maple Valley, WA. This position may require you to travel to different locations throughout the county to assist Operations management with training, meetings, clerical support, and other duties as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE:  This full time position works a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday. This position is overtime eligible. This position may be required to work extended and/or flexible hours to respond to service needs.

OPERATIONS SECTION PROFILE:  The Operations Section of the Solid Waste Division operates a solid waste transfer and disposal system for residents and businesses in King County (except for Milton and Seattle). The operations section is responsible for the transfer facilities, transportation, maintenance shop (maintaining the division's heavy equipment, vehicles and facilities), landfill operations, landfill gas and wastewater. Commercial garbage collection companies and self-haulers (business and residential) bring solid waste to the transfer facilities, where it is located into large transfer trailers and hauled to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal.  At the landfill, a network of environmental controls ensures the by-products of the decomposing waste are captured and managed.

EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:
•  Produce a wide range of documents, including letters, reports, bulletins, internal communications, and special projects to comply with King County's Guidelines for Preparing Correspondence for Executive Signature and the King County Style Guide. 
• Schedule, maintain, and track calendars for managers/supervisors, staff, conference rooms, and equipment.
• Provide technical support and assistance on use of office equipment, arranging for service and maintenance of equipment when necessary.
• Set up and coordinate internal, external, on- and off-site meetings.
• Inventory supplies and order and distribute; maintain MSDS binder as needed. Administer supply budget and process invoices.
• Support managers with responding to public records requests.
• Coordinate and format internet/intranet postings/mailings and format materials for posting/mailing; may post to intranet. Maintain procedures for intranet updates.
• Set up and maintain section files and library; administer archive protocol and archiving of materials to include following procedures for the destruction of documents.
• Maintain division policies and procedures – physical and electronic. Draft desk procedures and or task lists of duties as needed.
• Perform light mathematical calculations and process change money orders.  Ability to compile data and spreadsheet information for reports and to produce Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
• Sort and distribute mail, ensure distribution of agendas and other communications by e-mail, fax or by truck.  Manage external mass mailings, and maintain Outlook, Excel, and Access lists and databases.
• Respond to inquiries through the Customer Response Management software tracking database, coordinate and do all logistics for tours on the hill and at the transfer stations.  Greet visitors and direct them to locations necessary to meet their parties.
• Function as a member of the division's administrative team; participate in team projects as assigned.  Cross train and back up other administrative staff as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Experience in providing a variety of administrative support to multiple supervisors/managers and staff in a complex, multi-unionized, and industrial environment
• Excellent internal and external customer service skills
• Intermediate knowledge of software applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Adobe
• Ability to quickly learn proprietary software for fuel system and work orders
• Basic knowledge of SharePoint
• Demonstrated knowledge of office equipment, including laptops, projectors, digital cameras, copiers, printers, scanners, laminators, fax, and binding machines
• Demonstrated knowledge of proper English grammar, usage, and spelling
• Ability to multi-task with interruptions, prioritize tasks, and work under deadlines
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to compile data from various sources and produce reports and performance measurements
• Knowledge of lean concepts and process improvement

THE MOST COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of King County's Guidelines for Preparing Correspondence for Executive Signature and the King County Style Guide
• Working knowledge of the Solid Waste Division's programs and facilities

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability to lift 20+ lbs
• Standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time
• Bending, squatting, and reaching

UNION MEMBERSHIP:  Positions in this classification are represented by Teamsters, Local 117 Administrative Employees.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Jemima McMahon, Human Resources Analyst via e-mail at jemima.mcmahon@kingcounty.gov OR Roxanne Malatesta, Human Resources Analyst via e-mail at roxanne.malatesta@kingcounty.gov.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

01
Are you a current King County employee, of Regular or Term Limited Temporary status and a member of Teamsters, Local 117 Administrative Employees bargaining unit?
  • Yes
  • No
02
Do you have experience in providing a variety of administrative support to multiple supervisors/managers and staff in a complex, multi-unionized, and industrial environment?
  • Yes
  • No
03
If you selected "Yes" above, list the area(s) and name of employer(s) where you have work experience in this area. Do not write "see resume", as it will be considered an incomplete response. If you selected "No" above, type N/A.
04
What is the highest number of supervisors/managers and staff that you supported simultaneously in one position?
  • No experience
  • At least 1, but no more than 5 people
  • At least 5, but no more than 10 people
  • At least 10, but no more than 15 people
  • 15 or more people
05
Do you have demonstrated knowledge of King County's Guidelines for Preparing Correspondence for Executive Signature and the King County Style Guide?
  • Yes
  • No
06
Do you have working knowledge of the Solid Waste Division's programs and facilities?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question