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Administrative Assistant I

University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

Position Information

Posting Number

Position Title
Administrative Assistant I



Job Family
Administrative Support

Position Status

Work Hours

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

Open to
External and Internal

Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $40,000

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis

Benefits Eligible

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University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary

To provide varied administrative support to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the main department office. Responsible for a variety of administrative duties requiring moderate exercise of independent judgment, initiative, and ability to make decisions relative to office operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides customer service to faculty, staff and students for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry front office, by answering the phone, assisting with walk in questions, distributing mail, photocopying handouts and quizzes, photocopying and sorting exams, posting flyers, requesting rooms, shipping items, etc.
  • Maintains general office including ordering office supplies, maintaining office inventory
  • Maintains instructional textbook inventory and requests desk copies as needed
  • Coordinates departmental catered events, assists with annual awards ceremony, annual charity campaign, seminar set up, etc.
  • Submits door/key access requests and communicates with Environmental Health and Safety regarding required safety training
  • Maintains instructional textbook inventory and requests desk copies as needed
  • Maintains calendar for chemistry conference rooms
  • Assists with timekeeping in TCP program
  • Assists with faculty and room assignments in UTA MyMav Program
  • Keeps up to date on university retention policy
  • Assigns students to proctoring duty during semester and finals
  • Back up support for travel and reimbursements
  • Back up support for chemistry stockroom package receiving
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • High school diploma with five (5) years of increasingly responsible administrative, secretarial and clerical or the equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with One (1) years upper level secretarial experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite, and UT Arlington’s in house programs such as MyMav and UT Share.
  • Customer service experience and proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
Other Requirements

Working Conditions

Standard office conditions, some lifting, some standing

Special Conditions for Eligibility

CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington ( UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Open Until Filled

Minimum Number of References Required

Maximum Number of References Accepted

Special Instructions to Applicants

Requirement Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or equivalent
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in an administrative, secretarial or clerical role?
    • None/less than 3 years
    • 3 to 4 years
    • 5 to 6 years
    • 7 years or more
  3. * What is your skill level using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)?
    • No skills/Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Proficient
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter
Optional Documents

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