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Office Specialist V

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 514259
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Human Resources, Office / Clerical, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

This position provides the highest-level administrative associate support to ASI and its Department Head in carrying forward the activities of the department. ASI is a highly complex department which includes teaching, research, and extension in both the animal and food sciences. These comprehensive efforts are supported by over 100 faculty and staff employees located in two academic buildings and at 14 animal and product units located in Manhattan. The ASI major is the largest undergraduate major at K-State and the FDSCI major is also a primary responsibility of the ASI Department. The entire ASI graduate program and a large majority of the FDSCI research and online graduate programs are supported by ASI faculty and staff. Research awards approach $6M annually and research expenditures exceed $17M annually. The ASI extension staff provide state level support to industries in animals and food that contribute approximately $28B/annually in direct output to the Kansas economy. In addition, this position provides administrative support to the Livestock and Meat Industry Council which serves in a primary advisory role for ASI and oversees approximately $15M in LMIC investments held at the K-State Foundation. This position coordinates aspects of these activities as needed by the Head and as directed by the Head through the department’s Teaching, Research and Extension Coordinators, Graduate Program Chairs, Faculty Evaluation Committee, faculty, staff, and others as necessary. This position is the focal point of activities for many of these efforts internally, and often serves as the first point of contact for many stakeholders, alumni, supporters, and students in ASI.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree or combination of experience and educations from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired.
  • Proficient in MS Office software and additional IT experience that will support the individual’s capacity to learn and operate effectively with the K-State systems that support human resources and other departmental functions that are central to position responsibilities.
  • Experience as an administrative assistant that reflect capacity to balance and carry forward the multiple high-level support required of the position.
  • Capacity and/or desire to exercise a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, tact, and sensitivity with the complex personnel information that is managed through the position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form and capacity to serve as forward- facing contact for many that are within and external to ASI.
  • Time management skills and ability to multitask.

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:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Names, emails, and phone numbers for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$19.51 - $24.04

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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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