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Select Board Office Administrative Assistant

Burlington, MA
Under the direction of the Town Administrator and Select Board Office Manager and in conjunction with policies and procedures of the Town, performs a variety of highly responsible, routine or complex administrative duties and clerical functions in the operation of the Office of the Town Administrator/Select Board; provides staff assistance to the Town Administrator; supervises Select Board Office clerical staff; and all other related work that is logical to the position as required.

Examples of Work:
  • Provides administrative support to the Select Board Office Manager & Town Administrator
  • Assists in receiving and screening visitors, incoming mail and telephone calls and responds appropriately
  • Assists with the coordination and preparation of meeting agendas and compilation of correspondence and supportive materials
  • Assists with the coordination and preparation for Town Meetings, including the publishing and distribution of Town Meeting Warrants and the Annual Town Report
  • Assists with the coordination of the licensing process
  • Assists in the preparation & administration of Select Board Office budgets
  • Acts as a liaison to attorneys, Ways and Means, and other Committees on behalf of the Select Board Office Manager/Town Administrator
  • Creates databases and reports; updates department’s website

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required with courses in office procedures and business practices; three to five years of progressively responsible office experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Associate’s degree in a related field and/or supervisory experience desirable.
  • Strong administrative, secretarial, supervisory, and financial skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prepare and maintain budgeted accounts, financial records, and clerical records
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications

​This is a full-time position (35 hours) included within the Burlington Municipal Employees Association bargaining unit. Starting salary at Grade 8A, Step I of the BMEA contract is $26.84 per hour plus benefits.

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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