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Administrative & Fiscal Assistant – Fairfax County

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Northern District Coop. Extension
Location: Other - Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science, Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

This position works independently with general direction from the Unit Coordinator providing clerical/administrative support to unit/area faculty and staff. The essential duties to the operation of the unit include administrative, fiscal, and business functions, including ability to address routine and non-routine fiscal issues; independently respond to requests for information or materials by phone, electronically, or in person; preparing and processing purchasing, accounting, and travel forms in Banner; knowledge of university and state policies and procedures; oversee fixed assets and key records; maintain accurate timely expense reports, including preparation of monthly reconciliation of budget reports for the unit; ability to work both independently and collaboratively; serve as Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) coordinator; complete special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Training/experience in performing tasks that support the operation of a professional office environment; demonstrated computer skills in word processing applications, database management, electronic spreadsheets, email and the Internet; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage time effectively for performing multiple tasks. Ability to perform technical duties such as reviewing and processing procurement transactions, ability to perform monthly reconciliations, and the ability to process accounts receivable and payable transactions with accuracy and conformity.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous administrative support experience; demonstrated experience maintaining accounts and personnel records; ability to comply with policies and procedures with little supervision; strong knowledge of accounting principles, experience with Excel databases, Banner, Quicken, and an understanding of Commonwealth of Virginia policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

October 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Must have a driver's license check

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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