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Secretary II Full-time

at Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland (Published at 26-02-2019)

This is a ACE/AFSCME, Local 2250 Position - Pay Table 700 - Grade 15

Hourly Range: $18.00 - $34.86 (external candidates may not be placed above Step 6 $23.73 due to contractual requirements)

CLOSING DATE: March 11, 2019

Detailed Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Typing, receiving telephone calls and personal callers, answering inquiries, preparing routing correspondence, maintaining appointments, processing mail and controlling inventory of office supplies;

  • Participates in the development of new clerical procedures and office routines; assigns and oversees the work of subordinate office personnel;

  • Personally performs various clerical duties and responsibilities in support of the organization?s program(s) and operations;

  • Processes incoming mail and other material; prepares replies to correspondence from previous experience with the subject, general instructions, administrative notes, and dictation or written copy; prepares and signs standard letters, inter-office forms, requisitions and similar papers;

  • Reviews correspondence, reports and other papers prepared for superior?s signature to assure conformance with administrative instructions and requirements;

  • Assures the timely completion of correspondence and reports to determine the status and progress of special projects; liaison with other departments;

  • Maintains records and prepares reports; gathers and complies information for and assists in preparing the annual budget request; monitors expenditures with respect to budget limitations; confers with superior about the status of accounts and initiates reallocation of funds as instructed; and

  • Performs other general office and related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements


  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Good knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic;

  • Good knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment;

  • Ability to carry out continuing assignments with limited supervision;

  • Ability to assemble and organize data;

  • Ability to keep complex clerical records and to prepare accurate reports from such records;

  • Ability to prepare effective correspondence on routine matters and to perform routine office management functions;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public;

  • Ability to operate a computer with proficiency;

  • Ability to type at the required rate of speed; and

  • Ability to perform routine and diversified clerical work involving independent judgment; and good interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.


High School graduate with some secretarial experience at the level of Secretary I; including or supplemented by courses in typing and if required, shorthand; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position.


None Required.


No direct supervisory responsibilities.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



Additional Details

Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

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