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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: Office Specialist-Sheriff's Department
Salary: $12.507 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU TAKE A TYPING TEST (AND SCORE AT 45 WPM OR HIGHER) AND A READING COMPREHENSION TEST (AND SCORE AT 80% OR HIGHER) IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR APPLICATION CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.  If you have taken the Typing or Reading Comprehension test within the past 3 years, email Julie Schmidt at julie.schmidt@sedgwick.gov so that she may apply your test scores to your new application.  You may take the tests up to 5 times each in order to get a passing score.

Prior to taking the required tests your must register online at www.kansasworks.com (click on Job Seekers to Create a Profile).

After your profile is created you must take your test at the Wichita Workforce Center located at  2021 N. Amidon, Suite 1100, Wichita, KS 67203. There is no appointment necessary.

The hours are: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  You must arrive by 5:00 p.m. to test, and there is no testing on Fridays

This position works with the Sheriff’s Department and therefore the selected candidate must pass FBI/KBI/Local background check, polygraph and pre-employment urine drug screen. They cannot have a record of criminal conviction, diversion, or expungement of any felony or crime of dishonesty, or the equivalent under the uniform code of military justice.
Job Objectives:
  • Performs varied clerical and office work involving the exercise of some independence in the conduct of standard duties. Provides clerical support for one or more administrative, professional or technical employees. Performs duties as a technical clerk or typist; or independent work involving significant procedure and sequence.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Types, files, and composes letters, memoranda, legal documents, reports, forms, patient charts, requisitions, and invoices working from rough drafts, dictating machines, verbal instructions or established procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains, processes and distributes various reports, records, taxes, legal documents, mortgage foreclosures, and other documents pertinent to the Sheriff's Office smooth operation; ensures same is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and is accurate and complete.
  • Compiles, copies, and completes data for administrative and public reports, bulletins, questionnaires and other documents; makes varied arithmetical computations on material assembled.
  • Prepares varied worksheets and spreadsheets; performs complex calculations of interest rates and taxes.
  • Receives payments from the general public regarding the department s services; posts payments and verifies receipts.
  • Records and maintains various statistical data regarding the department s services, activities, and operations.
  • Audits invoices, delivery verifications, packing slips, check payment vouchers and purchase orders before making payments to vendors when needed.
Job Standards:
  • High school diploma or equivalent including or supplemented by courses in secretarial and general bookkeeping subjects.
  • Two years’ experience in varied clerical and secretarial work or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.
  • Typing: 45 WPM Minimum
  • Reading Comprehension: 80% Minimum
Work Environment:
  • Work performed inside a climate controlled office.
  • Work with potentially hostile customers (or members of the public)
  • Work in a fast paced environment that may include meeting deadlines, changing priorities, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with and respond to persons who may become emotionally upset.
  • Ability to lift various objects, ranging from paper files weighing several pounds, to a package weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Employees are required to perform the same repetitive movement as much as 30-45 minutes out of each hour and some on a more intermittent basis. Staff performs their duties at their assigned work areas roughly 7 to a full 8 hours at a time. Examples of repetitive movement would be typing, using a computer and answering telephones.
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License Required. Must meet Driver Qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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Sedgwick County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County Acting ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
No person shall be appointed, promoted, transferred, or otherwise employed in, any position in the Sheriff Civil Service when, as a result, he or she would supervise, have assignment with, or receive supervision from a member of his or her immediate family.  Civil Service Policy 1.05 Nepotism

Vacancy Number: OS010119

Open Date: 1/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/31/2019 11:59:59 PM