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Office Specialist II

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 505284
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Animal Sciences / Livestock, Office / Clerical

About This Role:

This position provides Clerical support of teaching, research and extension faculty in Weber Hall.  This position is responsible for daily operation of the Animal Sciences & Industry Testing Center and all mail room responsibilities.

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.

 

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 relevant experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good computer skills needed with experience in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with good knowledge of English spelling, grammar and punctuation rules.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population and the desire to be a team worker is essential.
  • Detail oriented.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents: Page Up application, Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 4, 2019.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

12.88-19.33

Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $12.88 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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