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Administrative Assistant III

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022
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Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Administrative Assistant III

Number of Vacancies

05 - College of Engineering

Primary Department
H1215-Computer Science

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Plan, develop and maintain special accounting procedures for several complex general fund, designated and restricted accounts. Plan budget projections and plans. Compile budget estimates, oversee budget execution, review, approve and monitor unit revenues and expenditures. Prepare financial statements and activity reports on the financial status of unit projections, programs and other budget allocations.

Develop and execute administrative policies and procedures. Perform organizational studies and recommend changes to established programs, services and unit objectives. Oversee and coordinate business affairs, service and support functions of unit.

Represent the administrative head to outside individuals, professional groups, agencies and administrators with full responsibility for policy interpretation on business and administrative policies and procedures.

Review and initiate non-academic and academic personnel forms and paperwork. Prepare, maintain and process personnel and payroll actions and records. Assure adequate staffing levels and regular payroll payments are attained. Possess signatory authority for unit.

Supervise, interview, select and evaluate performance of a varied number of non-exempt and temporary part-time support staff. Train and instruct on methods and procedures. Monitor workflow, prioritize assignments and establish staffing levels. Provide direction to professional staff in department on methods and procedures.

Prepare specialized reports and detailed major proposals for department. Develop and coordinate programs, projects and services. Prepare a wide array of statistical and administrative reports, summaries and questionnaires regarding department activities; utilize administrative systems, including FMS, HRMS, PPS, GBS, etc.

Coordinate building operation and maintenance requests. Monitor space utilization, equipment/stock inventories and procurement and facility management activities and services.

Perform related work as assigned.

Unique Duties

Graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by coursework in business administration, accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Considerable knowledge of accounting procedures and practices.

Considerable knowledge of and experience with University policies and procedures.

Considerable supervisory experience required.

Strong oral and/or written and communication skills.

Strong analytic and organizational skills.

Some knowledge of and experience with PC and computer based applications and local area network technologies.

Some knowledge of University administrative systems, including FMS/BAR, HRMS, PPS, GBS etc.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work under extreme pressure and function independently.

Typically, incumbents have held professional/administrative positions, e.g. Administrative Assistant, Accountant, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Represented Position Message
This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.

Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range
(Academic Only)

Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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