Secretary Level 2

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Staff, Clerical

Position Title: Secretary Level 2  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

32400 - Diag, Lab & Therapeutic Sciences

Advertised Salary: $16.69 - $21.25 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and CTA/MEA-NEA Agreement.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Clerical-Technical Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Provide responsible, independent secretarial support within established departmental policies and procedures.
The anticipated start date for this position is March, 2023. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.

Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Satisfactory completion of two years college coursework or equivalent.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Equivalency for education is two years of related work experience equals one year of education.
Required Work Experience: Two years full-time work experience in an office setting with public contact and extensive customer service.

Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Pulling/Pushing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Supervisory and/or bookkeeping experience.
Higher Education experience.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Answer or refer inquiries from students, faculty, staff, and the general public regarding established policies and procedures.

Assist students with registration and schedule changes.

Coordinate activities with other departments.

Coordinate housing/apartment assignments and records.

Coordinate special departmental functions such as recruitment activities, graduation, meetings, conference, workshops, seminars, athletic and fundraising events, scheduling facilities, preparing agendas, and arranging for services and equipment.

Establish and maintain filing and recordkeeping systems.

Independently answer routine correspondence. Draft non-routine correspondence for review and approval of supervisor.

Input, retrieve, download and output information utilizing a computer to access various software programs and systems.

Interview, hire, train and direct student employees. Train and direct lower level non-bargaining unit clerical employees.

Perform any/all duties as defined in the Secretary, Level 1 position description.

Perform bookkeeping/recordkeeping/calculations for such things as employee assignments, faculty load report, departmental budget expenditures, encumbrances, balances, reconciliations, and deposits.

Perform duties related to auditing student scholastic records, checking graduation applications, determining honor status.

Plan expenses and monitor travel budget for staff, faculty and athletic teams.

Prepare and maintain information for such documents as correspondence, memos, reports, etc. using computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database and file management.

Research information as background for incoming and outgoing communications.

Train clerical bargaining unit members in the characteristic duties.

Verify scheduling of course offerings, classrooms, and laboratories.

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Maintain the confidentiality of designated information.

Reports to immediate supervisor.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Attend meetings and conferences in absence of supervisor.

Provide back-up assistance for other clerical positions and perform routine office support duties.

Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with a variety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors in a variety of situations.

Input, retrieve, download, merge and output information from software programs and systems.

Interpret student problems and direct students to the proper resource.

Operate a variety of office machines and equipment such as computer, typewriter, facsimile, dictation equipment, multi-line telephone, copier, calculator, and stencil cutter, to include making minor adjustments (requires some mechanical aptitude).

Perform basic mathematical operations with accuracy.

Plan, organize and make sound judgments and decisions.

Supervise, direct and train others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Take dictation at the rate of 90 wpm and transcribe accurately (maximum of three errors).

Use computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database.

Utilize the rules of proper grammar, correct spelling and punctuation, and correct arrangement of information.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of college coursework, if applicable. If you do not have a transcript, please write a justification explaining how your work experience is equivalent to the required education and attach that justification in lieu of the transcript.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript (if applicable).
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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