Job ID: 40929

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Administrative Services Assistant

Our client is seeking an Administrative Services Assistant to join their team in Portland, OR. This position provides a wide variety of professional administrative, confidential and logistical support as well as data entry and tracking to the Tribal Affairs group. This position will be backup support to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and organizations. This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

Provide a wide variety of confidential administrative/clerical tasks for the managers and staff for the assigned organization, managers and support staff.
Greet and screen visitors; address questions and business involving established policy, take messages, set appointments and/or refer visitors to other personnel as appropriate.
Create draft, edit, and proof documents, correspondence, research, and presentations using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
Build, maintain and post Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations to SharePoint sites.
Proof, review, and when applicable, draft, correspondence and documents prepared for manager signature and validate conformance of the established administrative policies and regulations, confirm proper coordination and timely compliance with assigned action.
Provide recommendations and instructions to staff to maintain conformance with general policies and correspondence procedures.
Attend meetings, record meeting minutes as requested, transcribe and disseminate as needed.
Maintain a tracking system of action items to verify timely compliance with scheduled responses or actions. Coordinate and monitor work unit responses to time-critical documents; alert manager / personnel of any concerns or response delays.
Answer and screen telephone calls; respond to most questions and complete most business involving established policy or routine matters; forward questions and matters to appropriate personnel as needed, following up to verify a timely response.
Respond to questions and complete business according to established policy and/or forward matters requiring action to appropriate staff, following up to verify a timely response.

Process and screen incoming and outgoing correspondence to include proof reading, to consist of the following:
Review incoming correspondence and forward matters requiring action to appropriate staff. Verify proper coordination and timely completion of assignments.
Sort and distribute incoming mail to appropriate recipient(s); as requested, review incoming correspondence.
Process outgoing mail and prepare materials for mailing, including providing self-addressed stamped envelopes, when appropriate.
Establish and maintain internal and external communication channels to coordinate smooth flow of information and positive working relationships.
Perform faxing, scanning, photocopying, and work with the print shop to request printing services.
Update and maintain desk reference manual.
Come up to speed quickly on manager and organizational priorities in order to track meetings, work, and delegated projects or tasks to maintain accountability, confirming established targets are met. Validate on-time documentation submission to Human Capital Management (HCM) and verify all processes are tracked to completion within established timelines. Review and update project trackers (performance, training, etc.) for the manager, alerting appropriate parties of any noted issues / concerns.
Serve as liaison between organizations, work units, and management support staff. Keep up to date on issues, priorities, and sensitivities affecting work of the organization through consistent communication with the manager, frequent interaction with other managers, and outside contacts.

Administrative Team:
Attend mandatory Administrative Team Meetings.
Participate as a team member and in team meetings both professionally and collaboratively.

Standardize, streamline and improve overall Administrative processes throughout the organization.
Help resolve organizational administrative issues and work on solutions as a group.
Complete team work assignments
Proactively coordinate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and other managers’ daily Outlook calendars and schedules with full responsibility for scheduling and prioritizing managers’ appointments, meetings, conferences, and calendar:
Coordinate appointments, including commitments of time. Advise manager of appointments and other commitments that might have a bearing on future decisions.
Organize, plan, prioritize, coordinate, schedule and verify appointments, meetings (in-person, phone conferences, web-based), conferences, and training for managers and other staff (securing rooms, phone bridges, projection, and other meeting supplies). This may include drafting agenda and other meeting materials and developing background information for review, consideration and finalization by appropriate manager / personnel.
Accept meeting invitations, assist with outside visitor requests and schedule interviews.
Schedule and arrange meetings, conferences and training, including associated logistics and any necessary equipment (securing rooms, phone bridges, projection equipment, etc.).
Assist, compile, organize and verify appropriate files, notes and other materials are in order and ready for use at meetings, appointments, etc.
Draft agendas, coordinate speaking points, make arrangements for guest(s) / guest speakers and research and draft background information / materials as requested.
Arrange for representation by others if manager’s time and priorities make necessary.
As requested, attend and take meeting minutes / notes, transcribe / draft and distribute as appropriate.
Inform manager and staff of appointments and other commitments that might have a bearing on future decisions.

Assist the manager in a variety of personnel and other actions including:
Prepare and enter requests for personnel actions into HRMIS.
Prepare worker award requests for manager review/approval, track awards  and prepare recognition certificates for the organization.
Prepare retirement documentation.
May be designated as a power-user and/or back-up for the e-Performance management system. Coordinate and assist manager with development of annual performance appraisal plans for personnel by assisting in implementing, completing, and facilitating documentation management.
Schedule and track to completion all performance appraisals, progress reviews, mid-point reviews and discussions, while performing associated follow-up to obtain requisite signatures and approvals. Validate documentation submission to Human Capital Management (HCM) is accurately completed within established timelines.
Coordinate and track reporting requirements and activities related to staff including creation/submission of travel documents and telework agreements and required training.
Register manager and staff for internal/external training classes and conferences.
Assist manager with employee engagement activities and planning.
Verify completion of all required training for employees and managers by communicating what training is due, how to obtain training, submitting external training requests, and tracking training completion status.
Maintain Employee Tracking Log, tracking, on-board reports, training, medical surveillance, emergency contact, and reimbursement tracking information.
Update and maintain Gallup survey records; follow up with organizations to update the Gallup information.
Assist manager by recommending and implementing approved staff recognition opportunities.
Track, maintain, update, and distribute annual renewal of Motor Vehicle Driver Authorizations, Travel Authorizations, and Telework Agreements.
Track and maintain Overtime/Comp Time authorizations for personnel.
Complete appropriate new employee on-boarding activities and retirement documentation.
Prepare employee assignment extension documents; implement, oversee and complete related documentation, and submit for proper review and approval, while performing associated follow-up to obtain required signatures and approval.
Arrange travel (domestic, invitational and foreign), such as airline arrangements, hotel accommodations, and rental car and shuttle reservations, for the Manager, Lead and staff as needed, which may include:
Assist in preparing and submitting passport documentation as necessary.
Assist management and staff in setting up profiles in the travel system.
Prepare / draft necessary foreign and domestic forms associated with travel.
Prepare and process travel authorizations and vouchers for group managers and staff.
Validate that travel is complete and process travel documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with internal and travel procedures and policies.
Track, monitor and notify the manager and subject personnel of needed approvals, signatures or other actions to enable timely reimbursement processing and reporting.

Work with aircraft services to comply with updated policy/procedures when submitting requests for use.
Coordinate with managers and staff to coordinate Time & Attendance per established procedures, which may include:
Prepare and review personnel time and attendance reporting to verify accuracy for certification by manager(s) and supervisor(s).
May serve as timekeeping power user (able to input time for others as requested).
Maintain and reconcile employee leave calendar submissions with payroll.
Check leave slips to verify accuracy using organizational leave calendars and other documentation. Verify that time has been approved.
Review time sheets for contract personnel to verify that reporting is accurate.
Verify time and attendance procedures, policies and practices, including any special time recording requirements (admin leave, holidays, etc.) are communicated to management and staff in a timely manner.

Provide overall administrative support to staff members by acting as the liaison with, IT, Security, Safety, , Facilities / Space Management and administrative services groups which may include processing, coordinating, requesting and tracking:
Office moves and workstation adjustments. 
Onboarding activities for new contract and/or internal personnel.
Computer, software upgrades IT equipment and other resource requests.
Computer, copier, and printer maintenance.
Requests for needed office supplies and distribute to appropriate staff per established procedures.
Coordination of badge return.
Coordination of cell phone requirements and inventory for staff, including ordering, receiving, service setup, delivery, collection.

Work with security to process Foreign National Visitor requests when necessary.
Assist with scheduling interviews;preparing interview packets for assigned manager(s).
Perform data entry, provide maintenance, tracking and reporting for a variety of organizational databases and management reports.
Manage all records in accordance with the policy and procedure and compliance requirements:
File and disperse documents/letters to appropriate personnel.
Validate that official records are accurately maintained for auditing purposes.
With oversight and approval of the manager / personnel, provide an annual review and inventory of official files and maintain the organizational file outline.
Review create and process Transmittals for Administrator/CEO Approval (TACs) for assigned organizations and ascertain conformance to administrative policies, procedures and regulations. Verify proper coordination and timely compliance with assigned action. Advise and provide guidance to confirm conformance with general policies and correspondence procedures.
May coordinate or assist with organizational and agency events such as: presentations, retirements, project or employee recognition celebrations, and other events.
May provide basic information/support to the manager by viewing/providing information utilizing the E-performance management system.

Organizational Specific Responsibilities
Support the Tribal Affairs team’s interests and operations by communicating with internal and external parties within the constraints of vetted messaging.
Serve as backup administrative assistant to other DI organizations (DIR/DIN) and the Front Office when needed.
Verify reports are submitted. As back-up in the absence of the Director’s assistant, confirm weekly report is approved and submitted to National Relations in order to adhere to deadline.
Log incoming congressional correspondence and assist CAE with formatting. Complete TAC process within tight timeframe in order to attain Administrator’s signature by due date.
As directed by manager and account executives, communicate information about internal projects, business initiatives and operations.
Provide logistical support for external tribal meetings including material preparation and onsite maintenance as appropriate.
Create, compile, and edit executive briefing materials for tribal meetings.
Provide logistical support for internal tribal trainings including trainer concierge, training management, and tracking of requirements and attendance.

Monitor the Tribal Affairs general email account daily:
Review, log and dispatch messages for follow-up to the appropriate tribal account executive, and flag to confirm completion.
Facilitate the process for responding to tribal comments and inquiries and create high- level summaries of tribal comments submitted for individual topics.
Monitor Tribal Affairs manager’s e-mail account for items requiring immediate attention and flag for follow-up to verify response in a timely manner.
Maintain and update the agency tribal contact list and provide tribal contact mailing lists to account executives.
Utilize the Public Affairs SharePoint site to file, update and edit Tribal Affairs project files as needed.
Create and maintain Tribal Affairs office files, using encryption software, and save all electronic personnel records as encrypted files. Discretion is required handling sensitive personal and contact information.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Associates Degree in Secretarial Science, Administrative Management or related field is preferred.
6 years of demonstrated administrative/clerical experience is required.

Required Technical Skills & Experience 
4 or more years of relevant work experience in administrative support functions with Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook (Microsoft Office 2010 proficiency).
Working knowledge of SharePoint or similar system.

Preferred Skills & Experience
Familiarity with PeopleSoft Time and Attendance or similar timekeeping system.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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