Administrative Assistant 3, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts [R0124252]

University of Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

ID: 7076824
Posted: April 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) appreciates your interest in employment. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Administrative Assistant 3, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts [R0124252]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate ​support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in ​maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The department of Psychology Administrative Assistant III exists to serve as primary reception for the students, faculty, and the community who may visit the office. The incumbent will provide regular, consistent reception to in-person guests, telephone calls and email inquiries. The incumbent is expected to arrive on time Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm. The AA III will also be responsible for department inventory, responsible for soft money and travel budget accounts, as well as prepare travel documents, spend authorizations, expense reports, and create purchase orders for said accounts for, the 25 faculty members, and 75 PhD students within the department. The incumbent must have knowledge of the UNLV practices and policies as well an understanding of the department of Psychology, faculty and PhD program. Have a working knowledge of Qualtrics to generate course surveys each semester and calculate the mean/median for each course, and the department as a whole. Take on special projects as needed. This position will also provide supervision of the student assistant as well as providing clerical support for all of the faculty, part time instructors, AA IV, and PsiChi the student organization. They will also be responsible for placing supply orders in a timely fashion, and complying special reports as requested by the Department Chair. Regular work hours are Monday – Friday 8am - 5pm


Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of progressively responsible relevant work experience which included experience in one or more of the following areas: maintenance of complex records and files; public/customer relations including explaining detailed policies, regulations and requirements; preparation and processing of financial and statistical documents such as payroll, travel, claims and budgeting forms; and assisting staff and management with projects and activities; OR one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


Outstanding customer service skills, inventory skills and budgeting ability. A working understanding of MYUNLV, Data Warehouse, Asset management, Archibus, Workday, Qualtrics and intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred but not required.


Grade 27 Step 1, salary $36,790.56. "Step" means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade. Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.



Submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD-214 or other applicable official documentation to your application as evidence of Veteran’s or Disabled Veteran’s status.

All documents should be attached in the CV/Resume attachment section when applying.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The resume must have a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as a part of each job; applicants must demonstrate that they qualify for this position. Education (including High School) and experience must be clearly documented. Your application will NOT be moved forward if your application is incomplete.

This recruitment will close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on April 23, 2021. Materials should be addressed to Ms. Simonne Purdy, Hiring Manager and must be submitted online. We do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with application process, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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