The Extra Help Assistant is responsible for providing unskilled, semi-skilled labor or performing basic office tasks in a state agency or institution. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
May answer phone calls and direct inquiries, type and file documents, operate fax or copier machines, and direct incoming and outgoing mail and packages.
May greet visitors, give tours, run errands, take inventory, or assist skilled or professional staff as required.
May perform grounds maintenance duties such as mowing, raking, collecting and disposing of trash, and maintaining associated equipment.
May perform custodial duties including mopping, sweeping, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming carpets, washing windows, busing restaurant tables, washing dishes and maintaining supplies and equipment.
May assist skilled tradesmen in carpentry work, painting exteriors, or other unskilled or semi-skilled labor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:
Some heavy manual labor may be required. Work in inclement weather, on weekends, and on holidays may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Ability to follow written or oral instructions. Ability to perform manual labor and to operate and maintain the necessary tools and equipment. Ability to utilize computer software programs or operate fax or copier machines for some positions.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The ability to read and write. Depending on the position, a valid Arkansas driver’s license may be required. Some positions are required to undergo a criminal background check and/or safe driving check.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.