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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: As Needed Clerical Assistant
Salary: $13.08 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:                  CLERICAL ASSISTANT


Department:             Appraiser                        Division: Real Estate

Reports To:             County Appraiser & Appraiser II - Personal Property Coordinator

Pay Grade:               D                                        Status:  Part Time  (As Needed-1000 hrs)      

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt


Position Summary: To provide clerical assistance to department and to assist taxpayers, business owners, realtors, and appraisers.



  • Answer telephone and relay accurate messages to facilitate communications within the office, the department, and with the general public.
  • Operate office equipment to fulfill duties of computer data entry, document scanning & indexing, filing, photocopying, and facsimile communications as required.
  • Greet and disseminate information to the public as instructed.
  • Assist taxpayers in completing various forms.
  • Assist personal property staff with personal property valuation.
  • Provide assistance with business personal property audits.
  • Assist with real estate tenant interviews and real estate data collection as needed.



  • As assigned by supervisor.




Education:   High school graduate or GED possession.  Must be enrolled as full time college student within Business related degree program.


License(s)/Certification(s):  Valid driver’s license required.


Experience:  Experience with legal descriptions, appraisal concepts and terminology helpful. Business and/or accounting background helpful.


Skills:  Knowledge of modern office practices, business English, spelling and math. Knowledge of modern office equipment. Basic computer skills desirable. The ability to perform basic mathematical computations, and follow both written and oral instructions. The ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.


Supervisory Control:

Instructions are accepted from all office staff as directed by the supervisor. The employee plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems in deviations in the work assignments in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices


Supervisory Responsibility:




Procedures for doing the work have been established and a number of specific guidelines are available



The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives


Scope & Effect of Work:

The work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria. Working with all kinds of people that have a variety of questions.


Personal Contacts:

Considerable public contact with taxpayers as well as working closely with department staff and staff from other county departments.


Purpose of Contacts:

Most public, departmental, and interdepartmental contact involves receiving and disseminating information.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee may be asked to do outdoor work while assisting with business audits and real estate fieldwork. The outdoor work could mean exposure to weather elements, construction zones, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to normal noise level. The employee may also be exposed to tense and sometimes confrontational situations while assisting with business audits, dealing with taxpayers, etc.


Approved:                               Date:          



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Vacancy Number: RL2019-20

Open Date: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: