Administrative Assistant

  • Job Code: W0199
  • Pay Grade:WI
  • Pay Scale:$16.53-$29.80 Hourly; $34,382.40-$61,984.00 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform a variety of complex administrative/secretatiral duties under general supervision supporting a bureau commander and other professional bureau staff. May supervise subordinate administrative/clerical staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Perform various complex administrative, secretarial, and confidential functions supporting a bureau commander and other professional staff.
  • Compose, proofread, and edit various documents (e.g., correspondence, memos, spreadsheets, minutes, logs, reports) in final form for approval or signature of the bureau commander.
  • Review and distribute detailed incoming and outgoing mail, electronic mail, correspondence, and statements.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and prepare meetings, appointments, and conferences.
  • Access and secure restricted, sensitive, and confidential records or information.
  • Research and respond to requests for information and assistance, determine priority status, and refer to a bureau commander or other professional staff as needed.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate area wide activities required by a bureau commander and other professional staff.
  • Take and transcribe dictation verbally or from electronic sources and take department meeting minutes for the bureau commander.
  • Provide guidance and training and review the work of others to ensure accuracy, completion, and timeliness.
  • Maintain employee attendance and leave records.
  • Maintain logs and records of supplies ordered and issued, equipment, inventory, costs, services performed, documents received, and charges to be assessed.
  • Assist in keeping track of budgetary matters concerning office expenditures (e.g., equipment and supplies) and monetary benefits (e.g., payroll and overtime).
  • Supervise lower-level administrative/clerical staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of general office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of procedures, policies, and rules of assigned bureau.
  • Knowledge of processing administrative and secretarial procedures such as word processing, file and records 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 to perform complex administrative, secretarial, and confidential duties to assist a bureau commander or other professional staff.
  • Skill in the use of computers, computer related software or programs, local networks, databases, and internet search engines.
  • Skill in both 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.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of other administrative/clerical personnel.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years of clerical 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.
  • Three years of clerical experience.
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Three years of clerical 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