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Organization:    Ministry of Transportation
Division:    Provincial Highways Management
City:    St Catharines
Job Term:    1 Temporary for 12 months
Job Code:    08OAD - Office Administration 08
Salary:    $22.45 - $26.09 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    68063
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Are you a customer-service focused administrative professional who is able to effectively respond to changing priorities? Then consider this dynamic supporting role within the Provincial Highways Management Division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
- provide word processing services and compose routine correspondence
- maintain the schedule of the Manager of Operations and Manager of Claims and ensure briefing materials required for meetings are available
- provide administrative support to the Operations Office and Claims Office including: maintaining supplies, filing, recording expenditures, track correspondence
- assist in the preparation of reports and presentations
- greet visitors, arrange and set up meetings, and respond to inquiries
- maintain information within electronic and hard copy filing systems
- work effectively within an administrative support team

How do I qualify?

- You have knowledge of administrative practices to sort/distribute mail, establish and maintain filing systems, order and maintain office supplies, update asset and inventory control as well as greet visitors and answer/screen and redirect phone calls to appropriate staff/business unit
- You have knowledge of arithmetic and financial processes to calculate employee attendance and reconcile expenditures related to expense claims, purchasing card statements, purchase orders and invoices

Applied Skills:
- You have organizational and time management skills to arrange and coordinate conferences and meetings, make appointments and travel/accommodation arrangements
- You are able to manage and prioritize own workload to meet urgent deadlines and provide effective support as part of an administrative team
- You have strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills to provide good customer service, to work effectively with other staff and to compose routine letters from brief verbal or written instructions
- You have demonstrated judgment, decision-making and analytical skills to determine priority and forwarding of action items to staff/business units on manager's behalf
- You are able to determine the extent of information to be provided in responding to inquires and assessing confidentiality of information to avoid improper release/disclosure of information and identify and resolve discrepancies

Technical Skills:
- You have advanced knowledge of computer applications, (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database software), to prepare and track correspondence, charts, tables, graphics, spreadsheets, presentation materials, by utilizing a variety of complex features

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • W-MT-68063/14
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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