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Salary $23.19 - $28.17 Hourly Location Tacoma, WA Job Type Classified Remote Employment Flexible/Hybrid Department City of Tacoma - CITY WIDE LIST Job Number 0006-22 Division City of Tacoma Closing 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

NOTE: Please read the full job announcement for complete information regarding this posting. Once the posting closes, applications will be reviewed. Those who pass minimum qualifications will be sent an invitation to take an online assessment to the email address provided on your application. If you have applied for an office assistant in the past, please note, previous testing scores will not be used. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, please contact (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, an Office Assistant performs a variety of routine and moderately complex clerical duties such as processing documents and records, extracting and compiling records or data, responding to routine inquiries concerning departmental services and procedures, maintaining and monitoring established record keeping, filing and data base systems, and producing forms, letters, record entries and other material. Positions typically perform data retrieval, verification and modification using various computer applications. The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. Telework arrangements may be available, depending on the position and needs of the City. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY?

The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.

For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves.

We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.


High school graduate or equivalent and one year of clerical experience. Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Modern office practices, methods and procedures such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

  • Ability to learn general departmental services and operations

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with co-workers and the general public

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

  • Ability to solve problems and exercise sound judgment when initiating processes, actions, and alternatives within established procedures, policy, and local practice

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to use a computer application to accurately enter text, insert pictures, format, edit, printing, save and retrieve word processing documents

  • Ability to use a computer application to accurately enter, manipulate and format text and numerical data, insert, delete and manipulate cells, rows and columns, and create and save worksheets, charts and graphs

  • Ability to use a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information

  • Ability to navigate the internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers and use searches

  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including adding machines, printers, multi-line phone systems and copy machines

  • Communicate information effectively to internal and external customers face-to-face, on the telephone, by electronic mail, and through written correspondence

  • Maintain confidentiality of restricted information

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals must apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to complete an online assessment covering general office skills. This assessment may include the following subjects (but is not limited to): E-mail and Letter Etiquette, Basic Math, Business Communication, Attention to Detail, MS Office 2016 Suite, and Records Management. Candidates who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The eligibility list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur for approximately one year. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.

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