City of Binghamton, New York

Program Assistant

March 3, 2017 - 3:59pm -- jmrobb
Date Posted: 
Personnel & Civil Service Office
$30,000 to $35,000 per year
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

Good knowledge of the policies and objectives of department programs; Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures, and equipment; Working knowledge of administrative principles and practices; Ability to plan, implement and coordinate activities typically required in the administration of programs such as record keeping, report preparation and clerical supervision; Ability to operate an alpha-numeric keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed; Ability to understand oral and written instructions; Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships; Ability to clearly and effectively express oneself both orally and in written form; Good judgment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Physical condition as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications: 
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an associate’s degree in business administration, secretarial sciences, or a related field including or supplemented by a course in the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard; or
(b) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in public administration, business administration, or a related field including the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard; or
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.
Typical Work Activities: 

Performs routine administrative duties required for the implementation and coordination of agency programs; Organizes and maintains central filing systems and procedures; Assists in planning and administering in-service training programs; Expedites and participates in the preparation of various reports and the maintenance of records; Compiles payroll data and submits for payroll preparation and payment; Participates in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of statistical and financial data relevant to the various programs undertaken; May author routine correspondence required for the daily operation and implementation of the program undertaken; Supervises the daily work assignments of clerical workers assigned to the office.