General Office Assistant

  • General Office Assistant
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
0021
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$21,684.00 – $28,056.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$903.50 – $1,169.00
Pay Grade: 
A07

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Definition

This is office support work which follows established procedures.

Job Duties

Sorts and files correspondence and documents alphabetically, numerically, or by other established method; removes and returns requested material from files; prepares file folders by subject, name, or other headings.

Types forms, letters, reports, and other materials from rough draft; proofreads completed work.

Prepares records for storage and/or archiving.

Performs basic math calculations following specific instructions.

Performs routine coding and checking functions according to established procedures; assembles, verifies, and enters routine information into office records.

Receives, opens, logs, time-stamps, and distributes mail; prepares material for mailing.

Receives visitors and directs them to proper offices; answers routine questions.

Copies, sorts, collates, and assembles materials.

Answers telephone and relays calls or takes messages.

Operates standard office equipment.

Receives close supervision on more difficult tasks; however, normally works independently on the more routine aspects of the work after becoming familiar with procedures; receives detailed instructions at the beginning of new work assignments.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
CLERICAL & RELATED

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of office practices and procedures.

Introductory knowledge of grammar, spelling, and math.

Introductory knowledge of computer systems and software.

Ability to type accurately.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to learn, perform, and accurately complete assigned tasks within established timeframes.

Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

Ability to learn and use coding and filing systems.

Ability to proofread material for accuracy.

Ability to perform basic math calculations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

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