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Ohio State University Office Assistant in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Center/Lake Erie Area Research

Summary of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Stone Lab Business Office Manager, serves as the Stone Laboratory office assistant; assists in the coordination and scheduling of Stone Laboratory field trips and events; provides exceptional customer service in all aspects including greets visitors, answers phones, and provides general information; assists with accounts receivables, including utilizing financial databases; follows up on past-due accounts; assists with Stone Laboratory procurement, including the initiation of purchase orders, purchasing card purchases and employee reimbursements; ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; monitors fiscal transactions as needed; prepares, processes and manages deposit activities for Stone Laboratory; assumes responsibility for following and training staff regarding university cash handling policies and procedures and serves as co-lead regarding cash register transactions; refers to managers as needed for resolution if outside of guidelines; assists with clerical, data entry, fiscal and reporting procedures; performs general office duties including copying, printing, scanning, and distribution of documents as needed; monitors and tracks merchandise inventory and reports counts to Columbus Business Office; provides administrative and clerical support to Stone Laboratory managers and director; produces and analyzes reports as needed; maintains vehicle records and mileage logs; assigns vehicles and keys as needed; works closely with staff and faculty regarding vehicle needs and use; works with Columbus Business Office as needed; assists other Stone Laboratory operations associates to ensure optimal operation of all Stone Laboratory operations; attends and participates in meetings and takes minutes of meetings as needed; performs other duties as assigned. Position is a regular seasonal appointment that will last from March to late November 2021 (flexible beginning and end dates). Position located at Put-In-Bay, Ohio.

Required Qualifications:

Six months of experience (600 hours of course work) in office practices and procedures, including customer service/public relations; three months of experience (300 hours of training) operating basic office machines and equipment (e.g., computer related and peripheral equipment, copy machines, typewriters, calculators).

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in a business office in an administrative or clerical role; strong customer service skills; strong work ethic; demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing situations; ability to multi-task; excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, and Excel. Experience with University financial software and supply chain procedures; experience with cash handling and cash register use desired; knowledge of university policies and procedures desired; knowledge of the Put-In-Bay and Lake Erie area desired.

Target Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Job Category: Civil Service

Job Appointment (FTE%):


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.