PT - RPED Administrative Assistant

PT - RPED Administrative Assistant


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


$15.00 - $18.00 Hourly



Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Monday, January 29, 2024
Closes: Sunday, February 18, 2024

Target Start Date

Friday, March 15, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

RPED Academic Coach

Employment Type

Part-Time Temporary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a High School Diploma.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Requires the ability to type 50 correct words a minute and to use keyboarding skills for word processing.
  • Requires ability to file and calculate using arithmetic.
  • Must work harmoniously with the staff, faculty, and general public.
  • Should have the ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Should have the ability to follow directions and work well with others.
  • Should have the ability to work without close supervision to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

    Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, people, or things.

    Interpersonal Communications:  Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, or directions from superiors.

    Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, records, procedure manuals, forms, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, payroll records, tax forms, insurance forms, logs, etc. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.

    Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

    Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages, including personnel and insurance industry terminology.

    Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; to utilize decimals and percentages; and to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.

    Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.

    Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment.

    Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

    Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.

    Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

    Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.

    Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, strategize, and/or correlate data and/or information. Includes exercise of judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations. Includes referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components. 

    Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to inform and guide others by applying principles of professional counseling in addressing specific situations. 

    Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to use, operate, and/or handle office equipment such as Prime computer, personal equipment, typewriter, copier, calculator, etc.

    Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable.

    Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.

    Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables, and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

    Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.

    Physical Ability:  Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

    Dexterity:  Requires the ability to perform simple movements requiring moderate coordination such as those required to operate office equipment.

    Sensory Requirements:  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

    Environmental Factors:  Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.]


    Knowledge of Work:  Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures, and policies of Pitt Community College as pertains to the performance of the essential duties of Accessibility Support Specialist. Has thorough knowledge of principles and practices of supervising and coordinating the overall administrative duties of the ADA/Services program. Has thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Clearly understands any occupational hazards and adheres to safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Has thorough knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as such pertains to work responsibilities. Knows how to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with whom position interacts.

    Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with whom position interacts.

    Quantity of Work:  Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.

    Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human, and conceptual areas.

    Attendance Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.

    Initiative and Enthusiasm Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant, and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

    Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identification of alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advisement where appropriate, and researches issues, situations, and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.

    Cooperation:   Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and interdepartmentally.

    Relationships with Others Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors, and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and interdepartmentally, and with external entities with whom position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.

    Coordination of Work Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion for work elements and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.

    Safety and Housekeeping Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.

    Planning Plans, coordinates, and utilizes information effectively in a manner to improve activities and production. Knows and understands expectations regarding such activities and works to ensure such expectations are met. Develops and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve established goals and objectives. Effectively and efficiently organizes, arranges, and allocates workforce, financial and other designated resources to achieve such goals and objectives.

    Organizing:  Efficiently organizes own work and that of subordinates as well. Ensures personnel under charge understand what results are expected of them, and that each is regularly and appropriately informed of all matters either affecting or of concern to them.

    Staffing:  Works with direct supervisor, where appropriate, to select and recommend employment of qualified personnel. Personally directs the development and training of personnel under charge, ensuring their proper induction, orientation, and training.

    Leading:  Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership, as well as the application of such principles to functions under charge. Provides adequate feedback to personnel under charge concerning their performance in terms of excellent, satisfactory, or lacking. Commends and rewards personnel under charge for outstanding performance and takes timely and appropriate disciplinary action, as necessary. Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward achievement of established goals and objectives.

    Controlling:  Establishes and maintains a work environment which is orderly and controlled. Coordinates, audits, and controls workforce and financial resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of established standards, methods, and procedures.

    Delegating:  Assigns duties and responsibilities as necessary and/or appropriate to meet goals, enhance abilities of personnel under charge, build their confidence, and assist them in personal growth. Establishes and maintains confidence in personnel under charge to meet new or additional expectations.

    Decision Making:  Exercises discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting functions under charge. Recognizes when a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not foster the desired result. Moves decisively and explicitly to develop and implement alternatives.

    Creativity:  Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies, and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of functions under charge. Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities. Is not averse to change that supports achievement of goals and objectives.

    Human Relations:  Strives to develop and maintain excellent rapport with personnel under charge. Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints and responds appropriately. Establishes a work environment to promote and maintain mutual respect.

    Policy Implementation:  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of policies regarding functions under charge and the function of the organization. Adheres to all policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities and ensures the same for personnel under charge.

    Policy Formulation:  Maintains current knowledge of changes in operating philosophies and policies, and routinely reviews such policies to ensure any changes in philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated into functions under charge. Recognizes and understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and morale and performance. Strives to ensure established policies enhance same.

Position Description

The core duties and responsibilities of this Administrative Assistant position will be working to support the RPED Grant staff. The purpose of the RPED grant program is to improve the rates of postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion among rural students. This position will assist project staff with recordkeeping, scheduling service and events, intake, exit, and follow-up of participants. This position performs related work as directed and reports to the RPED Academic Coach. 

  • Provides clerical support for RPED Academic Coach as needed in processing paperwork associated with the grant.
  • Assists in providing greater access for rural students to access Pitt Community College.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings for the Academic Coach; scheduling staff meetings with associated partners.
  • Receives, reviews, processes, submits and/or files a variety of documents and reports including requisitions and purchase orders and other required reports as needed.

Performs related duties as directed.

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