Administrative Specialist II

  • Job Code: W0201
  • Pay Grade:WL
  • Pay Scale:$19.72-$35.65 Hourly; $41,017.60-$74,152.00 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform a variety of advanced administrative duties under general supervision supporting a department commander. May supervise administrative/clerical staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Perform a variety of advanced administrative, secretarial, and confidential functions supporting a department commander.
  • Maintain a department commander’s calendar.
  • Schedule and coordinate appointments, reserve venue, and coordinate attendees; assemble handout materials, slideshow presentations, and equipment.
  • Prepare, proofread, and distribute correspondence, memos, spreadsheets, logs, invoices, and reports in final form for approval or signature of a department commander.
  • Review and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, electronic mail, correspondence, and statements.
  • Recommend improvements to administrative policies and internal workflow procedures.
  • Provide input on budgetary matters concerning office expenditures (e.g. equipment and supplies) and monetary benefits (e.g. payroll and overtime).
  • Process, coordinate, and adjust payroll, timekeeping, and leave requests for department commander’s approval and signature.
  • Access, secure, and monitor restricted, sensitive, and confidential records or information (e.g. records involving personnel, payroll, medical, performance, disciplinary information, etc.).
  • Assist a department commander by following up on the status of time-sensitive items within the department.
  • Take and transcribe dictation verbally or from electronic sources; take minutes and record and report meetings or proceedings.
  • Prepare and distribute outgoing electronic mail and correspondence on behalf of a department commander; as authorized, may utilize an electronic signature or stamp for a department commander.
  • Supervise, guide, train, and review the work of administrative/clerical staff to ensure accuracy, completion, timeliness, and corrective action.
  • Meet with staff members or members of the public on behalf of a department commander or other professional staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, and rules of the assigned department function or operation.
  • Knowledge of processing administrative and secretarial procedures such as word processing, file and record maintenance, transcription, and other related procedures.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including vocabulary, spelling, and composition and grammar rules.
  • Skill in the use of computers, computer related software or programs, local networks, databases, and internet search engines.
  • Skill in communication and effective writing.
  • Ability to transcribe documents and information from different sources.
  • Ability to handle restricted, sensitive, and confidential information.
  • Ability to serve the public and represent the Sheriff’s Office with courtesy and professionalism.
  • Ability to effectively lead or supervise lower-level administrative/clerical staff.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Five years of administrative/secretarial experience.


  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Successful completion of a secretarial, business and office technology, or office professional training program.
  • Four year administrative/secretarial experience.


  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Three years of administrative/secretarial experience.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Two years of administrative/secretarial experience.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 40 net words per minute on a typing test; or 133 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training