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Office Assistant

Burlington, MA · Administrative
Reporting to the Director of Parks & Recreation, this 27.5-hour position performs clerical support work within the Parks & Recreation Department Administrative Office.

Examples of work include:
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties in support of the office
  • Works directly with the general public, Town personnel, and vendors. 
  • Answers questions on the phone and in person. Explains procedures, assists in filling out forms and applications.
  • Updates and maintains databases. Prepares forms, spreadsheets and other documents; completes and distributes accordingly.
  • Compiles statistical information; posts and maintains general records.
  • Generates and sends correspondence, maintains files, sorts and processes mail, duplicates materials, and orders supplies.
  • First point of contact for customers on the phone and in person.
  • Assists the Director in field permitting.
  • Collects, records and reconciles fees for departmental functions and services. Makes deposits and prepares related reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma with 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Superior and current computer skills, including record/database management.
  • Superior financial skills; proficient using a calculator.
  • Ability to learn specialized departmental software applications.
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to function effectively and efficiently in a multi-disciplined and dynamic work environment.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.

This position is included within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit. Starting salary at Grade 5, Step I of the BMEA contract is $21.24 per hour plus benefits. This is a part-time position, 27.5 hours per week.

Position will remain open until filled.
Methods to apply for this position:
Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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