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State of Massachusetts Office Support Specialist I - FRAM in Framingham, Massachusetts

Provides administrative support by coordinating and monitoring office and personnel related functions and activities to ensure efficient unit operations and compliance with established standards; maintains supervisor’s schedule; screens telephone calls, responds to inquiries, and directs callers to the appropriate personnel when necessary; screens and processes incoming and outgoing mail and other documents by receiving, logging, sorting, and distributing to ensure prompt delivery; maintains tracking databases and logs detailed information; composes, edits, and types routine and confidential documents including memorandums, reports, correspondence, policies and other documents; conducts research and compiles information; coordinates with agency staff, external agencies and others in order to exchange information, coordinate efforts and resolve problems; performs various secretarial duties to include, but not limited to scheduling and preparing materials for meetings; taking meeting minutes; filing; copying and distributing documents, faxing, emailing, ordering office supplies, maintaining records, operating standard office machines and equipment, etc.; maintains the intranet website; performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of principles and practices of office management. Excellent word processing and proofreading skills. Knowledge of Department of Correction policies and procedures. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to work independently using personal initiative. Excellent organizational skills. Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Office Support Specialist I: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in administrative work experience or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: Substitutions: I. An Associate’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience. II. An Associate’s or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required experience. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *Office Support Specialist I - FRAM Location: Massachusetts-Framingham-99 Loring Drive Requisition ID: 21000A6Z