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Administrative Assistant- Part Time- Department of Public Works- Engineering Division

at City of Newton

Posted: 12/9/2019
Job Reference #: 296542
Keywords: office

Job Description

PostedDecember 15, 2019
Employment TypeHourly
CompanyCity of Newton
Location1000 Commonwealth Ave, HR Dept., Room 210
Newton, MA 02459

Settled in 1630, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages. Located just outside of Boston, Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. 

We place high value on diversity and on ensuring that City employees are representative of the multi-cultural community we serve, so we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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Thank You,
The Human Resources Department


Under the direction of the City Engineer, this position is accountable for assisting in the daily administrative activities of the Engineering Division. Tasks are primarily administrative in nature, and are performed in an office setting, and include other duties as assigned.

  • Assist the Engineering Division with customer service, finding and printing plans, and scanning documents.
  • Assist in covering the engineering office in the absence of the office engineer and/or the permits engineer.
  • Assist customers in permit applications, logging in permit applications, and answering general questions.
  • Assist the Engineering Division with purchase order requisitions, invoice payments.
  • Assist the Engineering Division in answering phone calls, scanning documents, and keeping the office in order.
  • Update existing departmental spreadsheets as new data is collected.
  • Assist the Engineering Division with the selection and distribution of public information materials.
  • Conduct engineering research as requested within our engineering records.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Some college or trade school education is desirable.
  • The candidate must have the ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • The candidate must be organized and proficient in basic computer software such as Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Finance Plus and/or Munis software systems is desirable.

  • This is a non-benefit position