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IDOC - Administrative Assistant 1

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/09
Posting End Date: 2024/04/23
Category: Corrections
Sub Category: Administration
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 15.96
Maximum Salary: 17.56
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 


The Idaho Department of Correction has a current opening for Administrative Assistant 1 at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (PWCC) in Pocatello, Idaho. This position provides support to the facilities warden, managers, staff, clients and related tasks keeping the office running.


  1. This position performs a wide variety of secretarial functions. 
  2. Employees in this classification are typically delegated the authority to coordinate non-routine secretarial and clerical activities including. 
  3. Compose letters, correspondence, and memos requiring independent judgment as to content. 
  4. Compile and analyze information from a variety of sources to prepare reports. 
  5. Utilize word processing equipment and/or computers to create, process, and maintain a variety of documents and administrative records containing technical information and difficult formats. 
  6. Schedule and coordinate arrangements for meetings and conferences. 
  7. Act as a liaison between their organizational unit and external customers. 
  8. Respond to inquiries and explain department services, policies, procedures, and rationale for decisions to customers. 
  9. Monitor budgets and prepare financial transactions.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Good knowledge of office support functions including word processing, filing, composing a variety of business documents and reception. Typically gained by at least 1 year of full-time work experience performing a variety of office support functions including word processing, filing, composing a variety of business documents and reception OR at least 6 college level credits that included word processing, filing and composing documents OR at least 3 college level credits that included word processing, filing and composing documents AND at least 6 months of full-time work experience that included responsibilities related to office support functions. 
  2. Good knowledge of customer service and public relations. Typically gained by at least 6 months of work experience with responsibility for answering business phones, greeting visitors, AND screening callers for further access to staff.
  3. Good knowledge of gathering and compiling data. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience gathering information from a variety of sources to collect and compile requested information and required that I have a good knowledge of services, operations, or programs.
  4. Good knowledge of balancing and coordinating a workload for multiple projects. Typically gained by at least one year of office work experience which required that you balance, coordinate, and set priorities for multiple supervisors.
  5. Good knowledge of personal computer and software functions. Typically gained by at least 1 year of office experience using word processing software to format a variety of business documents; OR, I have recent Word processing training coupled with at least 6 months' experience performing word processing in a business office setting.
  6. Good knowledge of using effective English, spelling, punctuation, and grammar to compose and edit business documents. Typically gained by having at least 1 year of office experience which required composing and editing a variety of business documents on a regular basis; OR, I have successfully completed at least 1 college-level English composition or business English class AND have 6 months of experience composing business documents.
  7. Willing to work in a correctional institution.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit 


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.