Staff Assistant III

$32,000 - $40,000 yearly
  • Utah State University Extension - Summit County
  • Coalville, UT, USA
  • Nov 16, 2022
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description


The Staff Assistant III position will perform a variety of administrative support duties for the Summit County Extension Office. This will include support of the staff team’s broad range of programs and projects including 4-H and youth programs, agricultural research and outreach, natural resources issues, and family and consumer sciences education. The position will also have a focus on marketing and outreach including digital communication, social media, e-newsletters, and website maintenance as well as face-to-face interaction with constituents at the office’s front desk. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with the ability to work very independently.


  • Performs office duties, including answering phones, directing calls to appropriate parties, data entry, filing, and other general duties as assigned.
  • Provides administrative support, including scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings/conferences, and maintaining/ordering office supplies.
  • Serves as a liaison with other departments and constituencies in the resolution of matters concerning the activities and operations of the department.
  • Greets and directs visitors.
  • Sorts, screens, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Composes and word-processes various standard documents, correspondence, and reports.
  • Will update website content, create e-newsletters and manage social media and community calendar postings.
  • May provide non-business-related support for departmental programs and projects.
  • Conducts research, compiles data, and prepares papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees, and directors.
  • Assists students, staff, and superiors with highly varied, complex, and non-recurring questions and/or problems.
  • May work independently to provide high-level administrative support to a large or complex program.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree/technical training plus two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled with computer programs and related software.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in creative problem-solving.
  • Skilled with basic office equipment, including printers, copiers, and telephone systems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business data and personal information.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$32,000-40,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits that include 14% retirement and USU tuition discounts.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.