Administrative Assistant - Campus Wide Positions

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Feb 10, 2024
Full time

Job Description


Administrative Assistant - Campus Wide Positions

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Human Resources Department welcomes applications for the position of Administrative Assistant I & Administrative Assistant II For various offices across campus.

After completing your application, please schedule a time to participate in our quick video prescreening process using the link below.

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Salary Range

Administrative Assistant I: $31,500.00 to $40,500.00, depending upon qualifications.

Administrative Assistant II: $33,500.00 to $44,330.00, depending upon qualifications.

Essential Functions

Administrative Assistant I
This position is an entry-level clerical role and requires general proficiency in office tools, processes, protocols, and procedures. Positions at this level emphasize performing well-defined, semi-routine functions with relatively close supervision and limited department-level technical knowledge.

Administrative Assistant II
This position is a mid-level clerical role and requires a variety of administrative processes, focusing on superior customer service and efficient administrative processing. Position involves processing a large volume of confidential information, requiring discretion and a heightened sensitivity to the gravity of details. Daily interactions with all other Colleges and office constituencies require diplomacy, judgment, and an understanding of the University's Values. Work assignments are performed in a self-directed manner.

Admin I & II Specific Tasks and Duties

1. Perform day-to-day clerical and administrative functions in support of the assigned office. This may include record keeping, database management, appointment setting, preparation of reports, and receptionist duties.
2. Screen office calls, visitors, and mail, including serving as a backup to other college offices when needed. Assist faculty, other staff, and students with routine requests.
3. Provide basic clerical support to other staff within the office and to students needing assistance.
4. Accurately maintain student records, including the ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information.
5. Ensure that all required supplies and materials are available as needed and that equipment is in good working order.
6. Answer special requests and solve problems while routing to other staff and leadership when appropriate.
7. Administrative Assistant II might also assist in supervision of student workers to coordinate tasks and maximize efforts.

Required Qualifications

Administrative Assistant I
1. High School Diploma or GED.
2. One (1) year of customer service experience in an administrative setting
3. Working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, & outlook.

Administrative Assistant II
1. Associate's Degree*
2. Three (3) years of administrative assistant experience.

*Additional experience will be considered in lieu of required education.

Preferred Qualifications

Administrative Assistant I
1. Associates Degree
2. Two years of customer service experience in an administrative setting

Administrative Assistant II
1. Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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