American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Office Assistant III
Research and Collective Bargaining Department

Based in Washington, DC


Office Assistant III
Research and Collective Bargaining Department
Headquarters - Washington, DC
OPEIU Grade: A4
Starting Salary: $46,675

This position provides intermediate-level clerical, administrative support and related work to the Department, as required.


  • Maintain and reconcile records, schedules, and travel arrangements.
  • Maintain department’s log by using a database for all incoming requests; code and produce reports on a weekly basis for managers.
  • Provide typing, proof reading and editing, which may include finalizing letters, memos, pamphlets, brochures, power point presentations, reports, and testimony.
  • Prepare and maintain miscellaneous spreadsheets.
  • Route incoming mail and coordinate outgoing mail and packages.
  • Answer and screen incoming calls for the department then route them to the appropriate staff member or take and deliver messages. Place calls as requested.
  • Handle routine requests for information.
  • Prepare mailings.
  • Assist Administrative Assistant with finalizing Expense Authorization forms (EAFs), weekly leave reports, ordering of office supplies, and maintaining the department calendar.
  • May design forms and other documents in support of department activities.
  • Copy documents.
  • Sort, store, retrieve and maintain files.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Three (3) to five (5) years of work experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the MS Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – MS Outlook email and calendar, and MS SharePoint.
  • General knowledge of office equipment such as OCE copier, telephone and fax machines; ability to do production typing and demonstrate a typing speed of 50-55 words per minute; and knowledge of office and organizational procedures necessary.
  • Effective communication skills to exchange routine information; attention to detail and ability to proofread work for spelling and grammatical errors; compose simple correspondence; and the ability to complete assignments independently and work under pressure to meet tight schedules.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to: recruiting@afscme.org.

**A Skills Assessment may be required of all candidates.**

Posting Date: October 19, 2021

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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