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Jan 24 / Carissa Bell

City of Birmingham: PT Clerical Assistant

The City of Birmingham is seeking energetic, organized and dependable applicants for part-time Clerical Assistant positions within the Department of Public Services and City Clerk’s office. Part-Time Clerical staff will be expected to provide support to the assigned department through a variety of tasks which will include utilizing spreadsheets, word processing applications, mailings, data entry, processing permits, and miscellaneous general office work. Work will be performed at both the DPS and Ice Arena. Qualified applicants for this position will possess a track record of performing similar duties in a professional setting with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to deal tactfully with a variety of individuals and in diverse situations.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  Knowledge of current office software packages, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the ability and interest to quickly learn and use new tools and technologies.  Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and utilize problem-solving skills to assist members of the public and other team members.  Ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of individuals in carrying out assigned duties.  Comfortable and accurate in the processing of cash transactions through received payments. Must also issue receipts and change to customers.  Professionally interact and provide excellent customer service both in person and over the phone.  Must have schedule flexibility to fill-in for department staff as needed.  Preferred: Background in Payroll and Accounts Payable.

Minimum Qualifications  Associate’s Degree, or 2 years of degree-oriented college coursework.  At least 2 years of related experience in a professional setting (municipal is a plus), which includes substantial contact with the public and utilization of a variety of customer service skills. Schedule & Wages  This position offers a flexible part-time schedule of up to approximately 20 hours per week.  Starts at $12.00 per hour depending on qualifications.