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Administrative Office Assistant

Provides clerical and administrative support within the Communications Technology Laboratory. The position is responsible for processing travel authorizations and vouchers; preparing documentation for guest researchers appointments/renewals; assisting in the in-processing of new employees and associates to include arranging for office space, phones, and computer accounts prior to arrival; preparing for and executing out-processing actions prior to the departure of exiting employees and associates; managing time and attendance; purchasing equipment, supplies, and services; serving as a bankcard holder; preparing training requests and documenting completed training in the Commerce Learning Center database; scheduling meetings; registering visitors; managing files, including archiving records according to published records schedules; and serving as the principal office contact for phone calls and visitors. Prepares documents, reports, and correspondence requiring typing 40 WPM and skill using a variety of office automation software, such as spreadsheet and word processing software. Trains administrative staff on various administrative subjects. Works independently and as part of a team to develop and implement ways to improve workflow and services provided. Supports current policies/processes and drafts new administrative policies/processes to enhance unit needs.