The Washington County Parks Department, located in West Bend, has a great opportunity as an Administrative Assistant I. Under the general supervision of the Chief Community Development Officer, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and technical support and serves a critical customer service role for the office serving Washington County community development, land resources and parks. This includes serving as primary support for the department’s wedding and event spaces – The Barn at Sandy Knoll, Glacier Hills Hall & Chapel and The Barn at Homestead Hollow – and newly launched Camping Cabin program. The position provides front line support for Daily and Annual Park pass holders.
We are looking for innovative and optimistic candidates with a passion for our customers and connecting customers – whether it be for a wedding, hiking, lake-access cabin or a multi-purpose overnight venue location. The ability to make the ordinary tasks extraordinary. The desire to serve on a high-performing team with the ability to work in a dynamic office environment.
Qualified candidates must possess:
High School Diploma or GED.
One year of previous office experience to include basic knowledge of computers, experience using Microsoft Word and Excel, and basic cashiering and/or cash handling experience required.
Associate Degree in Business with 1-2 years of experience preferred.
Starting hourly rate: $17.29 – $19.72, based on experience. Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Health, Dental, and Life Insurance; Short and Long Term Disability; Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts; Wisconsin Retirement System and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (IRS 457); Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO); tuition and fitness center reimbursement.
Our Mission: We create an environment for residents and businesses to enjoy our authentic quality of life through a well governed and administered county dedicated to safe and secure communities; economic growth and vitality; effective mobility and reliable infrastructure; and access to basic needs.
Our Vision: Washington County strives to cultivate its rich heritage, vibrant economy and attractive communities through the distinct values that define us.
Our Values: Respect, Optimism, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Collaboration.
Please visit our website at www.washcowisco.gov to complete our online application. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Department are met. If you have any questions, please call (262) 335-4633. Thank you for considering Washington County.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Under the general supervision of the Chief Community Development Officer, provides administrative and technical support, and serves a critical customer service role for the office serving Washington County community development, land resources and parks. This includes serving as primary support for the department’s wedding and event spaces – The Barn at Sandy Knoll, Glacier Hills Hall & Chapel and The Barn at Homestead Hollow – and newly launched Camping Cabin program. The position provides front line support for Daily and Annual Park pass holders.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all‑inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs general administrative work for the department.
Takes minutes for Advisory Committee meetings.
Receives and dispenses information to the general public and other departments in response to telephone inquiries or personal visitations.
Processes Park permits and assists with implementation of the park fee violation process.
Composes routine correspondence as instructed.
Arranges for meetings and conferences.
Requisitions supplies, when necessary.
Prepares and types correspondence and other material on a variety of general and technical topics, including confidential material.
Prepares a variety of reports, upon request.
Performs data entry to the computer system.
Participates in planning of various department programs, and provide administrative support to those programs.
Supports the wedding venue program; responds to inquiries of our venues and services promptly
Coordinates and gives tours, assists the Parks Business Services Coordinator with correspondence and bookings of venues and cabins
Performs miscellaneous administrative tasks, as required.
Performs other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.
Work Direction Received:
Works under the general supervision of the Chief Community Development Officer.
Basic decisions concerning work priorities and other daily activities are made independently.
There is interaction with other County Departments, other County employees, and others outside of the County structure.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, basic computer principles, business English, spelling and composition, operations of county government, and departmental programs, operations and policies. Ability to manage multiple projects at any one time and function in a multitask mode moving between projects and tasks with ease. Computer skills and knowledge of word processing, spread-sheets, database management, graphs, and charts. Ability to produce accurate documents, provide support for programs, communicate effectively orally and in writing, operate a variety of office equipment, and interact effectively with co‑workers and other employees. Able to fulfill physical demands of job, sensory demands (seeing and hearing), and cognitive demands (concentration, conceptualization, memorization). Ability to learn and adapt to new technology, computer software and program upgrades. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Access.
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED, one year of previous office experience to include basic knowledge of computers, experience using Microsoft Word and Excel, and basic cashiering and/or cash handling experience required. Associate Degree in Business with 1-2 years of experience preferred.