American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Office Assistant III
Political Action Department

Based in Washington, DC

Office Assistant III
Political Action Department
Starting Salary: $43,555
OPEIU Grade A4

This position provides clerical and administrative support to the Political Department with related work as required.


  • Answer incoming calls for the department, screen, route calls or take messages.
  • Type documents including, eye-openers, legislative reports, speech backups, contribution letters, and drafts for directors and staff.
  • Arrange for building meeting space and set-up.
  • Assist with GOTV deployment activities.
  • Sort, store, retrieve and maintain files.
  • Distribute various political articles/information.
  • Assist management staff with travel arrangements.
  • Maintain departmental staff calendar, i.e., travel dates, vacation/sick leave dates.
  • Perform clerical duties as needed and assist department staff in the office and at various meetings/conferences with copying, packing of supplies, materials and appropriate mailing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or equivalent and three to five years of office experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint; ability to do production typing; spreadsheet and database skills sufficient to accurately maintain records.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment, office and organizational procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to proofread work for errors and compose correspondence.
  • Ability to independently complete assignments and work under pressure to meet tight schedules.

**A SKILLS ASSESSMENT may be required of all candidates.**

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

Posting Date: January 3, 2019

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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