Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Administrative Assistant 3 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Administrative Assistant 3


$1,759.00 - $3,702.00 Monthly

$10.15 - $21.36 Hourly

$1,759.00 - $3,702.00 Monthly


Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, LA

Job Type



McNeese State University

Job Number



10/21/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

The Office of Human Resources invites qualified applicants to the position of

Administrative Assistant 3. This position is full time with a comprehensive benefits package to include excellent retirement and insurance benefits, tuition assistance, 14 paid holidays per year, accrued sick and vacation, etc. The hourly rate is $10.15 per hour and is non-negotiable. Promotional rate will apply by rule if internal promotion occurs.

The successful applicant must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, must have excellent attendance and punctuality, must be able to work as part of a team and independently, must be highly organized and have strong time management skills, must be able to shift directions and multi task, and be able to work in an environment where customer service is a great priority.

Preference may be given to those candidates who have proficiency in Ellucian Banner and related products, who are internal and already serving in permanent status, or who have experience working in a front office or working as direct administrative support to an administrator.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8500-Office Support Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For more information about this job posting, contact:

Benita Malbrough, Office of Human Resources, 337-475-5362, bmalbrough@mcneese.edu, Smith Hall MSU Campus



Two years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.


Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.


Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments. Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide secretarial support for a professional, supervisor or manager, and in some cases, subordinate staff of that individual,


To provide highly-skilled keyboarding support in the transcribing and recording of information.

Employees perform duties independently and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and initiative in determining the approach/action to take in non-routine situations.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a professional, supervisor or manager.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise 1-2 lower-level personnel.

Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Administrative Assistant 2 by the presence of responsibility for serving as secretarial support to a mid-level manager or performing advanced keyboarding duties.

Differs from Administrative Assistant 4 by the absence of responsibility for serving as secretarial support to a high-level manager or low- to mid-level administrator.

Examples of Work


Responds to requests for information; may require interpretation of department rules and regulations.

Independently composes and types correspondence for signature of supervisor regarding administrative matters, office policies, or programs.

Compiles and types special reports by selecting relevant information from a variety of sources such as reports, documents, correspondence, electronic files, etc.

Organizes and maintains files and reference manuals/materials; ensures confidentiality of information, as necessary.

Prepares materials needed for meetings, such as agendas, handouts, binders, etc.

May perform administrative functions such as payroll preparation, travel reports, supply requisitions, etc.


Sets up and types a wide variety of correspondence, reports, tables, records, case histories, hearings, etc. from rough draft, dictation, dictating machine or instructions.

Types materials that involve knowledge of special terminology.

Attends meetings and transcribes minutes; may serve as hearings reporter by recording verbatim testimony and transcribing into prescribed format.

Proofs typing results for typographical errors, spelling, punctuation and format accuracy.

Establishes and maintains electronic files for identifying, recording and classifying stored data; extracts, assembles and merges stored information to create new documents.