ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Building Code Compliance Section (DSD)

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 16, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type



The Building Services Division/Building Code Compliance Section

seeks an Administrative Assistant.

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The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Administrative Assistant supports our department by performing administrative services. They assist management with administrative tasks such as tracking and compiling information of interest, preparing various reports detailing administrative information, reads and answers correspondence, and sometimes handles confidential information.

Internal employees will be given preference.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Provides responsible and complex administrative and clerical duties in support of an assigned area of responsibility;
  • Processes and proofreads a wide variety of reports, letters, memoranda and statistical charts; types from rough draft or verbal instruction; may independently compose correspondence related to assigned responsibilities;
  • Maintains a calendar of activities, meetings and various events; coordinates activities with other City departments, the public and outside agencies;
  • Screens office and telephone callers; provides front counter assistance, including accepting applications providing information, or accepting payments; respond to and resolve complaints and requests for information on policies, procedures, systems and precedents relating to assigned responsibilities;
  • Attends a variety of meetings; prepares and compiles agenda packets; takes and prepares minutes; transcription; disseminates information, as appropriate;
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records; provides, creates and submits reports as required;
  • May prepare and maintain payroll for assigned division;
  • Maintains department filing, records and rosters; develops, implements and modifies filing systems;
  • Operates a variety of office equipment including copiers, facsimile machine and computer; inputs and retrieves data and text; organizes and maintains disk storage and filing;
  • Maintains inventory of supplies; obtains estimates for ordering purposes; orders supplies as needed; ensures compliance of policies and procedures;
  • Prepares a variety of documents for the purchase of supplies and equipment
  • Performs related work as required.

Have successfully completed at least two (2) years of college coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college;One (1) year performing intermediate level administrative work. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education. PREFERENCES:
1. Skilled in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel;
2. Typing speed of at least 35 wpm accurately;
3. Building/Construction knowledge a plus!

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers AND the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.

Closing Date/Time: 9/21/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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