Summary of Duties: The Office Assistant 1 performs a variety of general clerical support duties as part of an office that is responsible for making prompt and accurate payments to WSU employees. In support of office operations, performs clerical duties/task such as establishing and maintaining record keeping/filing systems and database files, serving as front counter support, and performing mathematical calculations and copying materials. Under direct supervision, the incumbent is responsible for the following: receiving and distributing incoming mail to the appropriate department personnel; answering phones and serving walk-in Payroll customers; filing; assisting in collecting payroll documents and entering them into payroll systems; assisting and backing up the payroll production team; performing other routine payroll duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: High school graduation or equivalent OR six months of clerical work experience; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.