Administrative Specialist III
Posted: July 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Arkansas Tech University is a public, comprehensive, regional university that was established by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly in 1909. ATU offers credentials and degrees at the technical certification, associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral levels. The university operates campuses in Russellville and Ozark as well as Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC). Home to almost 10,000 students, ATU offers stackable credentials and multiple entry points to higher education. In all, Arkansas Tech offers more than 100 programs of study, including many of the most sought-after four-year baccalaureate programs among college freshmen -- business, engineering, physical and biological sciences, the social sciences and teacher education. Pre-professional programs prepare ATU students to become doctors, dentists, lawyers, pharmacists, physical therapists and veterinarians. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at www.atu.edu/hr to find our “Live Here” informational resources.
The Administrative Specialist III is responsible for coordinating office activities, researching and preparing special reports, and developing, revising, and recommending administrative policies and procedures as directed by supervisor. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Researches and analyzes data pertinent to work programs and/or agency/institution goals and objectives and prepares reports explaining findings and recommendations.
Assists in developing or revising policies, procedures, and directives based on research findings; submits to supervisor for approval.
Compiles financial information used by supervisor to formulate budget proposals and monitors expenditures to ensure optimum operating efficiency.
Reviews and answers or prepares correspondence relating to agency/institution programs.
Interprets agency administrative directives, policies, and procedures to ensure consistent application.
Provides information, assistance, and clarifications to interested parties concerning agency/institution programs, policies, and procedures.
Assists supervisor by maintaining leave records, appointment calendar, and prioritizing incoming correspondence.
May supervise a small to medium-sized administrative support staff and evaluate the work performance of incumbents.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of mathematics and statistics.
Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and methods.
Knowledge of work-related subject area.
Knowledge of computers and software applications.
Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports.
Ability to research and analyze related work program information.
Ability to develop, recommend, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze financial records and prepare reports.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
The formal education equivalent to a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized training in business management, business education, or a related field; plus two years of experience in a specialized or a related field applicable to work performed.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Experience working at a college or university.
Proficiency with MS Office software products.
Proficiency with Excel.
Experience with reconciliation of budgets or similar.
Experience with Banner software.