Temporary Office Secretary/Clerical/Administrative Support (Posted to create a p
Baltimore, MD 
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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Temporary Office Secretary/Clerical/Administrative Support

DEFINITION: Performs general secretarial and clerical duties in support of a central office or school on a temporary basis. Answers phones, greets visitors, and performs complete word processing functions. Creates and maintains filing systems and processes a variety of office documents. Assignments may range from one week to several months.


Answers telephone calls, receives and directs visitors to the office, and responds to requests for information and assistance. Receives and forwards messages to appropriate staff or offices.

Performs a full range of word processing functions. Develops, formats, and prepares correspondence, memoranda, reports, announcements, and forms.

Edits documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with established policy and procedural requirements.

Receives, opens, sorts, and distributes incoming mail and/or inquiries via email.

May composes correspondence, prepare specialized documents and technical reports. May produces charts, graphs, and tables.

Designs, creates, and maintains databases, spreadsheets, rosters, and logs. Enters, sorts, and retrieves information in databases and spreadsheets. Gathers and compiles information. Prepares routine and special reports.

Creates and maintains electronic and paper document filing systems. Receives, distributes, and files documents.

May attend meetings and take notes. Arranges and coordinates appointments, conferences, and schedules. Reserves meeting rooms. Arranges for equipment, supplies, and refreshments needed.

Purchases office and instructional supplies, materials, and equipment. Maintains an inventory of office and instructional supplies and equipment. Arranges for the service and repair of facilities and equipment.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.
Secretarial, clerical, or administrative support experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of office practices and procedures. Knowledge of filing systems. Knowledge of spelling, grammar, and arithmetic. Knowledge of personal computers and office software packages. Knowledge of automated office systems.

Demonstrated skill in typing 40 words per minute. Skill in performing word processing functions. Skill in setting up and maintaining databases, spreadsheets, and logs. Skill in setting up and maintaining filing systems. Skill in gathering and compiling information for statistical reports. Skill in processing financial documents and transactions. Skill in composing correspondence and memoranda. Skill in operating personal computers and related office equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to follow rules and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain confidential information.

The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office environment. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.

FLSA: Non-exempt

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.


Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the applicationmust be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors.Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information:

Katie Griss
HR Associate, Office of Staffing
Baltimore County Public Schools
6901 Charles Street, Building E
Towson, MD 21204


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Temporary, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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