Help Wanted

07/23/18

Blendon Township is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant.  Blendon Township is a rapidly growing community in West Michigan.  Once an active farming community, it is moving quickly towards an active bedroom community with many new single family developments and homes being constructed.  Located just 15 min west of Grand Rapids and 15 minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, it has become a destination for urban dwelling with strong school systems and larger tracts of open space.  The ideal candidate will be someone willing to take on the challenges of a growing community, a willingness to listen, and a heart to make this community a better place.  We are searching for an applicant that has strong administrative skills, the ability to juggle many different tasks, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail.  The ideal candidate will possess join a smaller office staff and should possess a willingness (when available) to jump in and assist with other tasks/duties to work as a team.  This position will range between 24 and 36 hours per week.  Our office is open Monday thru Thursday 9-5.

Requirements

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant, or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, such as printers and fax machines
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word and MS Outlook, in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and the ability to juggle multiple projects with superb accuracy
  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant is a plus
  • Experience using BS & A assessing software preferred

Responsibilities

  • Greeting and assisting residents that visit the office
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing and copying to management
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take detailed meeting minutes
  • open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence
  • perform data entry and scan documents
  • Answer and direct phone calls to the appropriate departments
  • Assist the cemetery sexton with keeping cemetery files updated
  • maintain electronic and hard copy filing system
  • Enter permits into township software
  • Maintain routine records and prepare reports
  • May require attending some evening meetings to take meeting minutes

 

Print an application here

Submit resumes no later than August 13, 2018 to:

 

Blendon Township

7161 72nd Avenue

Hudsonville, MI 49426

Attn: Kurt Gernaat

 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Kurt Gernaat at 616-875-7707 x107