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Office Assistant III

Federal Government Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Local 2 Grade A4
Starts at $45,760
Posting Date:
October 09, 2020

This position provides intermediate-level clerical, administrative support and related work as required for professional staff, including the Assistant Director and the Legislative Advocacy Specialist.


  • Answer incoming calls for the department, screen calls, route calls or take and deliver messages.
  • Place calls as requested. Handle requests for information.
  • Format drafted correspondence, alerts and fact sheets, testimonies, and PowerPoint slides for review; and finalize as needed.
  • Prepare drafted correspondence into final form for review by director. Send final documents to recipients, including congressional staff using online data and email services.
  • Send departmental letters and alerts/fact sheets to Communications for posting on the AFSCME website for the professional staff s/he supports.
  • Compile the department's articles for the Weekly Legislative Report for review by the Director, finalize and send to Communications for posting on the website.
  • Sort, store, retrieve and maintain files. Receive and distribute incoming mail.
  • Create and maintain various lists of members of Congress, AFSCME leaders, and other groups. Occasionally schedule congressional appointments for AFSCME members and leaders in conjunction with legislative or other conferences.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of (3) three years’ experience plus general knowledge of office and organizational procedures, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite – Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to do production typing; spreadsheet and database skills sufficient to accurately maintain records.
  • Basic knowledge of office equipment such as reproduction, telephone and fax machines.
  • Must be able to independently complete assignments and work under pressure to meet tight schedules.
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills to exchange routine information.
  • Strong ability to proofread documents and compose correspondence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of general office and organizational procedures.
  • Ability to set up and maintain a filing system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • A working knowledge of the operations of Congress is preferred.

**A Skills Assessment may be required of all candidates.**