American Postal Workers Union

American Postal Workers Union

Secretary (Part-Time)
Executive Office HQ

Based in Washington, DC


Job Title: Secretary
Location: Executive Office (Headquarters)
Salary Level: Part-Time
Shift: To Be Determined by President and his/her designee
Reports To: President and his/her designee
Submit Résumé To: hdecker@apwu.org

Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties, and other duties as assigned by the President or his designee.

To include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Open mail daily and distribute to appropriate personnel for handling. Review and process incoming and outgoing correspondence and communications.
  • Compose various letters, correspondence and/or other material. Proofread all outgoing correspondence. Make copies, scan and file correspondence with related backup material.
  • Screen incoming calls and answer inquiries, provide assistance when possible, or refer to the appropriate individual.
  • Prepare materials for meetings, committees, conferences, seminars, and national conventions when requested.
  • Scan and maintain executive office files as necessary.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years secretarial or equivalent experience.
  • Prior executive office secretarial or administrative experience desired.


  • Ability to objectively analyze problems and suggest solutions in an intelligent and professional manner.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officers, staff, employees, members of outside agency officials, as well as congressional staff, foreign dignitaries and their office staff.
  • Ability to type 45 wpm.
  • Ability to utilize a computer, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook. Willingness to learn additional software programs.
  • Ability to perform duties with neatness and accuracy.
  • Ability to use office equipment such as copiers, scanners, fax, desktop computer system and peripherals, etc.
  • Individual must be dependable with exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Must demonstrate excellent telephone courtesy and have the ability to handle and maintain confidential material.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with APWU personnel, members and general public.

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