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Administrative Assistant 2

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03
Posting End Date: 2024/04/17
Category: Administrative Asst
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.03
Maximum Salary: 18.03
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation." 

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant 2 in the in the Directors Office in Boise.

Example of Duties:

· Answer ISDA main office phones and greet visitors at front desk.

· Maintain office supplies, equipment inventories, and codes invoices for payment as needed.

· Update and distribute phone lists and directories.

· Maintain accounting system including postal charge records; requests advance postage checks and applies to postage meters.

· Sorts, delivers, and picks up mail to and from post office and interdepartmental sites.

· Processes, weighs, and meters all classes of mail using metering equipment and scales; checks metering and processing, processes bulk mail and First Class Presort per U.S. postal rules and regulations; determines appropriate class and account codes.

· Proof professional documents, letters, agreements, etc. for accuracy, grammar, spelling, and consistency with ISDA policies.

· Develop a variety of internal and external communications including letters, memos, emails, and reports.

· Assist Public Information Officer with creating Social Media content, maintaining the agency’s website, and formatting newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

· Maintain Director’s Office filing system.

· Assist and coordinate internal events.

    · Manage other special projects and duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    These qualifications are mandatory requirements.
    Good knowledge of:

    · Office support functions including word processing, filing, composing a variety of business documents and reception;

    · Researching, compiling, and summarizing data for reports.


    · interpreting, applying and explaining complex information such as regulations, policies or services;

    · independently solving problems/performing liaison activities in a work setting;

    · coordinating activities requiring complex arrangements.

    Specialty Areas: These qualifications are mandatory requirements for this recruitment.

    · Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Supplemental Information

    Desirable Area: This qualification is not required; however, if you have the related background, it may increase your score.

    · Experience with computerized records systems.

    Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced. 

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture! 

    If you have questions,
    please contact us at:
    [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520


    Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements or for the recruiting process, please contact ISDA’s HR Department at [email protected] or at (208) 332-8520.

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

    We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.

    ·Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 

    ·generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 

    ·11 paid holidays a year 

    ·paid parental leave

    ·multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457

    ·basic life insurance for employee and family 

    1.employee covered at one times their annual salary

    2.spouse covered at $10,000

    3.child covered at $5,000

    ·wellness programs 

    ·ongoing training opportunities 

    ·an opportunity for student loan forgiveness

    ·and more!


    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

    EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.