Skills & Competencies for Administrative Assistant I

Administrative Assistant I job profile

JOB SUMMARY for Administrative Assistant I

Provides administrative support to an individual, team, department or group in an organization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES for Administrative Assistant I

Collects, reviews and analyzes data and prepares reports, charts, budgets, and other presentation materials utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, or specialized software. Prepares and distributes reports or other communications on a regular schedule. Maintains files, databases, and archives of relevant records. Screens calls and responds to or routes routine inquiries from external or internal sources with appropriate correspondence or other messaging. Schedules and coordinates meetings, travel, and other group activities. May manage expense reporting, invoicing, office supply inventory, or other routine processes.

Administrative Assistant I SALARY RANGE

BASE 50%
$46,294
TOTAL 50%
$47,058
Job Level
A01
Job Code
OF13000001
Education/Degree
High School Diploma or Technical Certificate
Reports To
Supervisor or Manager

Administrative Assistant I Skills and Competencies List

Proficiency Levels and Behavioural Indicators
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9 general skills or competencies (Job family competencies) for Administrative Assistant I

1 Job Family Competencies – Calendaring
Proficiency Level -2
Skill definition-Applying calendaring software to arrange, manage and maintain calendar in your office.
Level 1 Behaviors
(General Familiarity)
Cites examples of practices on how to organize appointments and prioritize to-do lists in the calendar software.
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Level 2 Behaviors
(Light Experience)
Assists in setting weekly and monthly goals to create a priority matrix.
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Level 3 Behaviors
(Moderate Experience)
Demonstrates efficiency in managing time effectively and navigating online calendaring.
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Level 4 Behaviors
(Extensive Experience)
Facilitates the training of advanced features with calendaring software.
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Level 5 Behaviors
(Mastery)
Establishes a standard process for the use of calendaring software.
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2 Job Family Competencies – Call Screening
Proficiency Level -2
Skill definition-Evaluating and identifying a telephone call and deciding how or whether to answer it.
Level 1 Behaviors
(General Familiarity)
Cites fundamental phone etiquette and the process of transferring calls.
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Level 2 Behaviors
(Light Experience)
Clarifies the needs of the caller to efficiently route them to the appropriate team.
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Level 3 Behaviors
(Moderate Experience)
Communicates each department's scope of tasks and responsibilities, helping staff to efficiently redirect calls.
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Level 4 Behaviors
(Extensive Experience)
Evaluates the existing call screening processes to implement changes as needed.
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Level 5 Behaviors
(Mastery)
Designs a virtual office multi-line telephone system to provide advanced call forwarding, routing, and answering rules.
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3 Administrative Assistant I - Skill and Competency
Proficiency Level - 3
4 Skill and Competency - Administrative Assistant I
Proficiency Level - 4
5 Competency for - Administrative Assistant I
Proficiency Level - 5

12 soft skills or competencies (core competencies) for Administrative Assistant I

1 Core Competencies – Knowledge of Organization
Proficiency Level -1
Skill definition-Displaying in-depth understanding of our business vision, strategy, structure, operations, etc., and the ability to apply them appropriately.
Level 1 Behaviors
(General Familiarity)
Describes how one's roles and responsibilities contribute to organizational success.
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Level 2 Behaviors
(Light Experience)
Discusses the roles and responsibilities of own business unit.
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Level 3 Behaviors
(Moderate Experience)
Aligns own department's plans with the enterprise mission and vision.
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Level 4 Behaviors
(Extensive Experience)
Advises on how to solve problems using proper organizational channels.
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Level 5 Behaviors
(Mastery)
Drives the adoption of the latest technologies and tools to transform our business.
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2 Core Competencies – Attention to Detail
Proficiency Level -2
Skill definition-Executing and completing a task with a high level of accuracy.
Level 1 Behaviors
(General Familiarity)
Cites steps and tips to improve attention to detail in the workplace.
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Level 2 Behaviors
(Light Experience)
Keeps full attention when listening to understand the message.
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Level 3 Behaviors
(Moderate Experience)
Implements a variety of cross-checking approaches and mechanisms.
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Level 4 Behaviors
(Extensive Experience)
Creates and implements quality management processes for our business.
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Level 5 Behaviors
(Mastery)
Defines possible hurdles to projects and creates strategies to deal with them.
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3 Administrative Assistant I - Skill and Competency
Proficiency Level - 3
4 Skill and Competency - Administrative Assistant I
Proficiency Level - 4
5 Competency for - Administrative Assistant I
Proficiency Level - 5

Summary of Administrative Assistant I skills and competencies

There are 0 hard skills for Administrative Assistant I.
9 general skills for Administrative Assistant I, Calendaring, Call Screening, Computer Literacy, etc.
12 soft skills for Administrative Assistant I, Knowledge of Organization, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, etc.
While the list totals 21 distinct skills, it's important to note that not all are required to be mastered to the same degree. Some skills may only need a basic understanding, whereas others demand a higher level of expertise.
For instance, as a Administrative Assistant I, he or she needs to be proficient in Knowledge of Organization, be proficient in Attention to Detail, and be proficient in Confidentiality.

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