Office Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Public Affairs
Full/Part Time:


The School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg, is seeking a part-time Office Assistant to assist our Administrative Support staff. Responsibilities include: Greet visitors, answer telephone calls, provide directions and information to employees or guests, solve routine issues, assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations, proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting errors, receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials, coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements, open, sort, and distribute mail, and perform project work as needed. It is a 24-hour workweek position, with a schedule of Monday through Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus one to three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the following areas is preferred: General computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher or Adobe graphic programs is a plus but not required. To be successful, you must possess self-motivation, the ability to exercise discretion, good interpersonal and customer service skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088