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Fire Support Administrative Assistant - City of Redmond ( Job # 14-0060)

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Minimum Salary: $3,558.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $4,626.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Fire
Closes: July 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Under the supervision of a Deputy Chief, this position performs a variety of administrative support duties for the management staff of the Redmond Fire Department.  Duties include but are not limited to:  performing excellent customer service by greeting visitors, answering phones, and directing customers appropriately; composing routine correspondence; proofreading, editing, and formatting the work products of other staff; performing records management, including filing and assisting with records retention and storage; responding to public requests for department records; ordering supplies; coordinating large scale mailings; creating spreadsheets and presentations; issuing burn permits; doing blood pressure checks; and performing other duties as assigned.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm .


Knowledge of:  governmental policies, procedures, and operation is preferred; general office practices, methods, and procedures; business correspondence standards, including English, spelling, punctuation and grammar; basic mathematics; and safe working procedures.

Skill in:  MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); performing excellent customer service; proofreading and document editing; maintaining databases and records; preparing reports and presentations.

Ability to:  multi-task; determine work priorities and accomplish tasks with frequent disruptions; work independently and cooperatively with others; write and edit documents and reports; create spreadsheets; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors and the public; communicate effectively and tactfully both verbally and in writing; greet visitors and respond to requests; resolve issues with a positive outcome; handle sensitive paperwork with strict confidentiality; meet deadlines with short turnaround times; and learn specialized software.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED and two (2) years clerical or administrative experience required. Public sector experience preferred.

Licenses and Requirements:

Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history and DMV background check.

Union Affiliation:

Fulfillment of bargaining unit membership is required within 30 days of hire.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment.  May occasionally be required to lift boxes or files, usually not exceeding 30 pounds.

Selection Process:

Applications will be screened and scored to ensure minimum requirements are met.  Top scoring candidates will be invited to participate in the testing process.

There are currently two positions open.  An eligibility list will be created for future openings.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


The City of Redmond provides a generous benefits package including: medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave, vacation and holidays; retirement; and life insurance.

City of Redmond Values:

Integrity:  We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability:  We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service:  We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.


City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052