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Property Administrative Assistant
Job#: 173327
Positions: 1
Posted: 01/21/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Detroit, MI
Department: Administrative
Category: Onsite Office
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Excellent Benefits
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Job Description

We are currently seeking Administrative Assistant candidates to work on-site in Detroit, MI.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities
  • Performs varied, complex and confidential secretarial and clerical duties under limited supervision, requiring a thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and precedents
  • Reviews, logs, and determines the priority of and routes correspondence
  • Composes routine correspondence and independently prepares correspondence not requiring supervisor's personal attention
  • Screens calls, inquiries, and refers visitors to supervisor, when necessary
  • Responds to complaints and requests for information in relation to the intent, coverage and content of instructions
  • Supervises, initiates and maintains a variety of files and records of information
  • Recommends organizational or procedural changes affecting administrative or clerical activities
  • Performs special projects as directed by the supervisor, including ordering supplies, updating insurance policy, supervising building activity and coordinating work orders and requests
  • Takes and transcribes dictation from rough draft, shorthand notes or tapes recordings
  • Maintains office equipment and coordinates service with outside vendors
  • Prepares charts, graphs and reports, and makes recommendations on presentations as required by the supervisor


  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and make decisions and judgments relating to assigned projects and other responsibilities
  • Ability to establish working relationships and interact effectively with a wide range of people
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, thorough, meaningful and grammatically correct written reports, letters, memoranda and other written documents
  • Ability to type accurately from clear copy at a speed of 60 words per minute (wpm), operate modern office equipment -- including work processors, memory typewriters, photocopiers and facsimile machines -- and to compile and maintain complex and extensive records and files.


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