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Office Specialist II

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 503194
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Office / Clerical

About This Role:

This position provides administrative support to faculty, program coordinators, staff and students in the many diverse business activities in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901, to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

Those core values include:

  • Integrity (displaying the characteristics of honesty, trust, credibility, responsibility, stewardship and accountability)
  • Communication (exhibiting excellence in listening, speaking, writing, and working together)
  • Scholarship (striving for excellence in the discovery, integration, dissemination and application of knowledge)
  • Leadership (clearly displaying vision, teamwork, customer-focused service, and innovation)
  • Inclusion (showing respect and appreciation for all clientele, co-workers and others with whom we interact)

Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan, which has a population of about 56,000. Faculty in Animal Sciences and Industry are housed in two buildings on the K-State campus (Weber Hall and Call Hall). The buildings contain well-equipped laboratories, teaching facilities, a dairy processing plant and a meat processing facility.

Field research facilities for beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, horses, and sheep are located in close proximity to campus. The department manages about 6,500 acres of land for research purposes. In a typical year, departmental research and teaching facilities accommodate about 2000 to 3000 cattle, 3500 swine, 1500 laying hens, 250 sheep and 45 horses.

This position maintains and monitors the scholarship and graduate program in the Department of  Animal Sciences & Industry.  This position assists with the Legacy Sale and the Horse and Livestock Judging Camps.  This position also will support faculty, staff and students in both Weber Hall and Call Hall offices.  With duties such as; helping students with information pertaining to academics and procedures; greeting visitors, students and staff in person or via phone, answering questions and providing requested information by applying knowledge of policies and procedures for the department and university. Also, operating copy machine; assisting faculty with various projects, such as word processing, preparation of presentations, correspondence and basic accounting entry; sending /receiving mailings; managing student workers; and completing special projects.


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong independent work experience with at least two years' office support and clerical experience.  
  • Strong computer skills with Windows environment, Word, Excel, Microsoft Access applications, KSIS, DARS, PowerPoint; knowledge of principles and techniques of office management and the ability to apply these principles to office operations. 
  • Ability to communicate using oral and written skills; ability to apply, interpret and explain technical and varied rules and regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Familiarity with higher education/student support services. 
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a diverse office environment.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply through the PageUp applicant tracking system. 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:


Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $12.63 an hour. Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, educations, internal equity and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.  The Range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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