Support Specialist 2

$20.74 - $27.79 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Jul 02, 2021
Full time Community Development Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

The City of Beaverton is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill a vacant Support Specialist 2 position in the Community Development Department’s Administration Division.  

This position requires an individual to possess excellent organizational and communication skills including the ability to interact respectfully; effectively build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers; have experience providing support to multiple staff; be detail oriented and collaborative; enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment; effectively manage multiple tasks with competing priorities; demonstrate thoroughness of work and the ability to follow through on complex tasks; and have a passion for providing positive, quality customer service.  

This is a non-exempt, SEIU-classified position. There is one vacancy available. 

Selection Process Note: Selected candidates who move on to the next step in the selection process will be invited to complete a skills test administered by email tentatively on July 30, 2021. First round interviews will follow the skills test. 

**A cover letter and resume is required with your job application submission.** 

Please note: Grammar and writing skills will be evaluated during the application screening process. Only required or requested documents are guaranteed to be considered. Additional supporting documentation included with your application may not be reviewed. 

Qualifications

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: 

  • Create a positive experience for customers through professional and courteous behavior
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, contractors, other agencies, public officials, and the general public
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse customers
  • Problem solve in a professional and constructive manner
  • Have advanced knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage
  • Be proficient in the software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3 years of administrative experience; OR
    • a 2-year degree and 2 years of administrative experience; OR 
    • a 4-year degree and some administrative experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access) and the Internet 
  • Strong experience with multi-line phones, customer service, administrative duties and multitasking
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the city’s driving standards
  • Ability to pass a skills test as part of the selection process. 
  • Ability to pass reference checks, a degree verification check, if applicable, and satisfy the requirements of a background check. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Skill in basic bookkeeping and accounting, data entry, digital file and records management

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described. 

Wage Range: $20.74 - $27.79 per hour.
Starting rate will be determined depending on relevant work experience as outlined in the Equal Pay Act. New hires who meet minimum requirements will start at step one. Higher steps may be offered to those who have additional years of directly related experience to the position.

The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; makes available a public service loan forgiveness program and tuition reimbursement program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Bilingual pay (4% above the base) may be offered, contingent on the candidate passing a proficiency test provided by the city.  
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For more information about the Job Application Process or to review the City of Beaverton's Statement of Nondiscrimination, please follow this link to the Selection Statement. 

For complete details about this position or to apply, follow this link: https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/jobs 

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.