City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $2490/month
  • Full Time


This position is open for City of Odesssa Employees Only


SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, performs a variety of responsible administrative, technical support, and customer service duties, using knowledge of the operations and policies of City and Building Inspections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Performs administrative and technical support functions for assigned department, requiring understanding of local government operations and City services; maintains information confidentiality, and performs duties with discretion and within scope of authority; duties may vary according to job assignment and work skills.
• Performs experienced clerical, technical, and administrative duties, including special projects, special program activities, managing calendars, coordinating activities, data management, record keeping, payroll, accounting, and research.
• Manages special projects and programmatic assignments, requiring knowledge of operations, policies, and procedures of the City and the assigned Department.
• Maintains and updates a variety of computer databases and files; enters, edits, and retrieves data, and prepares reports; reviews and processes invoices and requisitions.
• Compiles information and materials for special assignments and projects.
• Processes a variety of administrative forms, maintains and updates City records and information tracking systems; prepares correspondence, reports, accounting records, and administrative documents.
• Maintains personnel and payroll files; researches files and computer databases; assures all administrative actions are in compliance with City policy, procedures, and guidelines.
• Purchases and distributes supplies, and manages inventory; works with vendors, verifies deliveries and services, and resolves customer service and technical issues.
• Provides informed and confidential technical assistance to customers and others having business with the City; assists customers with requests, applications, and other documents; retrieves and releases information according to City procedures.
• Explains questions pertaining to City rules, policies, and procedures to the customers and staff.
• Arranges and schedules appointments and meetings; assists with the annual budget process.
• Provides support, training and guidance to office staff.
• Screens visitors and phone callers; resolves issues and complaints as appropriate.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED equivalent and three years' clerical and computer experience.

Knowledge of:
• Policies, rules, and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
• City administration policies, including accounting, budgeting, payroll, purchasing, and personnel rules.
• Operations, services, and activities performed by Building Inspections department.
• Methods, procedures, and standards for public sector accounting, record keeping, file maintenance, and records management.
• Methods and techniques of researching and compiling data for reports and presentations.
• Customer service principles, protocols, and methods.
• Business computers and standard MS Office software applications.

Skill in:
• Understanding, and applying relevant rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, and other governing regulations.
• Interpreting and explaining policies and procedures of the Building Inspections department.
• Researching and compiling data for reports and technical documents.
• Dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
• Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
• Entering data with high levels of accuracy and productivity.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Skills test: Typing test with 55 wpm with 7 or less errors.


 **Typing test with score of 55 wpm with 7 or less errors.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to take and pass the required test by the posting deadline, all applicants who fail to do so will not be considered. Typing test is administered by the Texas Workforce Network, 2626 JBS Parkway. 

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