Employment Opportunities/Applications

Washington County UT Extension
Administrative Assistant
Full Time Position Available

This position exists to provide administrative support including secretarial services to extension agents, area specialist, and program assistants located in the county or department.

The position has a responsibility to be available throughout each working day to all Extension office staff in the event they need assistance in completing their program duties in a timely manner.  This position is responsible for providing secretarial assistance for Ag FCS and 4-H agents which includes the following:  typing correspondence letters, typing program and educational materials, creating program visuals utilizing various clipart sources, and researching program topics for agent's use.

Externally, this position interacts with the public by contacting and receiving contact from area businesses, community leaders, schools, and civic organizations.

Receive/collect money and write receipts for different activities/workshops with fees that the agents in the office provide for the public in the county.  Helps/prepares deposits and takes to bank.

This position contributes to the Extension office by alleviating some of the pressure felt by the other staff members when they need multiple tasks completed in often tight time contraints.  This position requires someone who is willing to take on extra tasks and learn new skills in order to make themselves more useful and accommodating to agents and director.  When this is done the agents and director may have additional time to devote to programs and community.  

The position also keeps the office organized and attractive to welcome clientele.  The administrative assistant is often responsible for unlocking the office in the morning and securing the building at the end of the day.

Office equipment used by the position include: telephone, personal computer, printers, copier, sorter, facsimile, scanner, risograph, laminator, binding machine, folding machine, mailing equipment, and calculator.

Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Email and strong computer skills, preferred.

You will find a list of duties and support requirements in the link below.  All applications and resumes must be sent to Millie Hanson at hanson@utk.edu no later than November 19, 2014.

 Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.
Washington County Public Library
Position Vacancy
Library Assistant – Part Time

The Washington County Public Library is searching for a qualified applicant for a part time Library Assistant at the Gray Library.

Provides services to users on resources and information available in the Library.  Assists users in locating materials needed. Participates in collection maintenance/inventory activities.   Provides circulation functions:  checking materials in and out, registering new patrons, maintenance of patron records, etc. Provides interlibrary loan services for patrons.  Prepares and maintains related reports and records.  Provides reference service at the desk, assisting library users in locating information through a variety of print, audiovisual, and electronic resources.  Responds to queries received in person, by phone, and mail.   Maintains stacks, re-shelving returned items, ensuring that all books are shelved in order so that they can easily be retrieved by users.  Guides and instructs patrons in the use of electronic resources such as the on-line catalog, web-based periodicals index, public access computers, eBooks, etc., provides instructions in use of MS Office products, social media, e-readers, etc.

Requires at minimum graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED) and some college.  Those with college degrees and/or library experience preferred.

Requires some knowledge of community needs and library practices.  Requires effective communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to use office machines effectively.  Requires effective computer skills and ability to guide others in use of computers.

Position requires walking and standing, occasionally for long periods.  Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.  Requires bending, crouching, stooping, kneeling, reaching, frequent turning, and occasional twisting.

This position, at the Jonesborough Library is a part time approximately 20-25 hours per-week position. The position requires evening and weekend hours.

To apply, submit an application form – available at the libraries’ service desk or at the link below – and a resume by Dec. 1, 2014 to either branch of the Washington County Library.

Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.
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