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Executive Assistant to County Administrator

Organization: Charleston County
Date Posted: 6/5/2019
Country: United States
Primary Category: Clerical
Salary: $52,583.40 yearly

Description & Details

Salary Range $52,583.40 to $90,459.20


Performs a variety of high-level, technical administrative support duties for the County Administrator to ensure smooth and efficient operations in the Administrator’s office; performs directly related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide high-level, technical administrative support to the County Administrator. The work is performed under the direction of the County Administrator, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the work of the Administrative Services Coordinator. The nature of  the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Administrator, other County employees, the general public, local businesses and other Federal, State, and local agencies. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of all County departments, programs, and projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of County and Council procedures and policies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern standard bookkeeping principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of effective research tools and methods, including the use of the Internet.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard composition and proper grammar.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and local government agencies.


  • Skilled in communicating effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using technical and nontechnical language.
  • Skilled in accurately typing correspondences, reports and memoranda.
  • Skilled in preparing correspondences according to standard business practices.
  • Skilled in operating a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.


  • Able to complete financial processing procedures.
  • Able to follow through on a project from inception to completion.
  • Able to perform work with speed, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Able to exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment in addressing sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Able to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Able to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.
  • Able to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Able and willing to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Able to use integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution; and
  • 7-10 years of experience in providing administrative support to upper management; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


  • Clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to communicate effectively.
  • Vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to review a wide variety of written material in both electronic and hard copy.
  • Manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to operate a personal computer and related equipment.
  • Personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function within the general office environment.

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