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The Ohio Department of Education

Job Announcement: Administrative Professional 4, July 31, 2018 

The Ohio Department of Education, Office of Communications and Outreach, is seeking a highly-organized and

detail-oriented individual with demonstrated experience in coordination and schedule organization. This is an entry-
level communications position. The ideal candidate has previous experience as an administrative professional. In

addition, the candidate has interest in communications and wants to grow in a dynamic, fast-paced office.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Acts on behalf of the Executive Director by independently performing non-routine administrative tasks (i.e.,
independently formulates decisions and/or judgments involving non-legal interpretation of policies and procedures):
• Actively monitors and maintains office leadership daily calendar and appointments;
• Serves as liaison between administrator and staff;
• Independently drafts documents and correspondence;
• Supports communications staff in producing copy for internal and external audiences (e.g., press releases,
articles, reports) for use on a variety of platforms;
• Initiates communications;
• Transmits confidential decisions and directives;
• Maintains accurate stakeholder contact information;
• Handles media and other sensitive telephone calls, tracks for replies;
• Updates and maintains intranet and web pages;
• Supports and assists with routine content management and maintenance duties;
• Attends meetings as requested and may serve as recorder.
Performs secretarial tasks to assure organizational demands are met:
• Coordinates and maintains administrator’s appointment calendar;
• Organizes meetings and/or conferences, teleconferences (e.g., prepares materials and schedules resources);
• Serves as office timekeeper;
• Proofreads, tracks and monitors daily reports/correspondences, sensitive information, and telephone calls;
• Researches and collects information;
• Manages and updates all appropriate data relating to and in including mailboxes, mail lists,
reports/directories and master lists;
• Purchases supplies and equipment and other resources for the office.
Performs other duties as assigned:
• Works on special assignments and projects as directed;
• Receives, opens, logs and distributes incoming mail;
• Reviews and prioritizes Executive Director’s daily correspondence;
• Serves as office record keeper and maintains office and Executive Director’s files;
• Makes travel arrangements and submits expense reports;
• Maintains HR paperwork and monitors HR deadlines.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Completion of associate core coursework in secretarial science or business office applications from
accredited career school or community college; 12 months experience in secretarial/administrative
professional field.
• Or 30 months experience or 30 months training in secretarial/administrative professional field.
• Or 12 months experience as Administrative Professional 2 (State of Ohio job code 16872).
• Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate core coursework in communications or journalism
• 12 months of experience writing and/or editing professionally
• 6 months of experience with website maintenance (e.g., updating/editing website content)
• Strong customer service orientation
• Desire to advance in an organization

Additional Information:
- Starting compensation for this position is non-negotiable at $21.23 hourly/$44,158.40 annually
with the opportunity to advance in pay after 6 months.
All qualified candidates should apply at no later than August 6, 2018.
The Ohio Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (ADA), age or veteran status in employment, programs, or against individuals receiving services. 

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