Administrative Specialist District Attorney’s Office $36296 – 47944 per year


Come join Waukesha County’s District Attorney’s Office as an Administrative Specialist.

Typical duties include: prepares and maintains a variety of detailed records, reports and files, collects and disseminates data and information, responds to customer/client concerns and questions, performs basic cash management functions, assists staff with programs and projects, provides information, solves problems, and responds to inquiries. Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years post high school work experience providing administrative support. (One (1) year of recognized post high school training in business, administrative professional, or closely related field may substitute for one year of the work experience requirement.)

The ideal candidate will have work experience dealing with the criminal justice system and have knowledge of criminal/traffic laws and Wisconsin Statutes, and criminal/traffic terminology. Rewards & Recognition
The 2021* starting hourly rate range is $17.45 to $20.07 (depending on qualifications) coupled with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous paid time off, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, amongst many other benefits.
Employee well-being is promoted through a balanced work-life culture and through an exceptional employee wellness program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health, including an on-site health & wellness clinic.

*2022 rates pending County Budget process

Prior to hiring, the final candidate is required to pass work/education/certification reference(s) and a criminal background and driver’s license check.

Example of Duties

Under general supervision, an Administrative Specialist performs skilled administrative and/or program support work in a department, division, program, or other work unit within County government.

At this level, work is performed independently. Assignments are varied, involving different and/or unrelated processes and methods that require evaluation of alternate courses of action. Latitude to select the most appropriate methods and tools to get the work done are made within established administrative guidelines, regulations, or instructions. The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments. The incumbent seldom refers matters to supervisor except for clarification of policy or resolution of unusual matters.

The following list of duties and responsibilities are commonly performed by a position at this level, but are not necessarily required of all positions. * Performs all functions of Administrative Assistant.

  • Performs basic cash handling tasks and transactions and maintains account records which may include expenditures, collections, or budget information.
  • Prepares, researches, analyzes, and organizes information to produce a variety of documents, reports, informational materials, statistics, or other materials for the department.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains a variety of spreadsheets, databases, and applications; prepares reports, tables, and charts.
  • Evaluates, establishes, and maintains complex files and filing systems pertaining to the area of responsibility.
  • Identifies, responds to, and resolves inquiries and issues utilizing knowledge of the department programs and operations.
  • Provides information and assistance to customers, clients or staff regarding department programs and/or requirements, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Organizes and schedules meetings or events including meeting room set-up, technology, communication etc.
  • Identifies and resolves basic problems and refers more complex questions or concerns to appropriate staff.
  • Establishes and maintains effective, professional, positive, and respectful working relationships and communicates internally, with other County Departments/Divisions, clients/customers, outside agencies, and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Abilities * Considerable knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, and techniques.

  • Considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Considerable knowledge of and proficiency in MS Office products or comparable office programs, word processing, spreadsheet, and some database knowledge.
  • Considerable knowledge of standard office equipment, including telephones, fax machines, keyboards, copiers, printers, scanners, shredders, and department/division specific equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of department requirements, policies, procedures, rules, laws, etc.
  • Working knowledge of basic math.
  • Working knowledge of department specific programs.
  • Working knowledge of unique or specialized terminology specific to department/division operations such as legal, law enforcement, health care, health insurance, environmental health, human resources, and budget.
  • Some knowledge of basic bookkeeping or accounting.
  • Ability to analyze, research and interpret complex documents, information, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and comprehend complex documents, correspondence, information, and reports.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to access and navigate the Internet, County or department-specific applications or programs.
  • Ability to follow and understand advanced oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team and deal with people in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional, positive, and respectful working relationships, and communicates internally, with other County Departments/Divisions, clients/customers, outside agencies, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively interact with sensitivity with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyles.
  • Ability to make routine decisions using standardized practices.

You must meet these minimum Education and Experience requirements: * High School Diploma or GED.

  • Two years post high school work experience providing administrative support.
  • One year of recognized post high school training in business, administrative professional, or closely related field may substitute for one year of the work experience requirement.

Supplemental Information

About Us
Waukesha County prides itself on operating in a business-like manner and is recognized as a leader delivering high quality services with competence and skill. With our vision of “Leading the Way”, we value teamwork and collaboration, ethics and diversity, communication, efficiency and cost savings, innovation, and the wellbeing of our staff and the citizens we serve. Employees are provided professional development opportunities and encouragement to learn and practice continuous improvement and LEAN principles as we regularly ask ourselves “Is there a better way?”

Located in the City of Waukesha, our office provides an on-site café and fitness center, free parking, and easy access to interstate highway systems.
Waukesha County offers a perfect blend of urban and rural living where one can enjoy the benefits of quiet rural lake communities or opt for nearby attractions that the greater Milwaukee area offers including vast beach and park systems, public markets, performing arts, music festivals, and sports including the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks.

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(You can apply for this job from Waukesha, WI and nearby regions.)

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