Job Posting, Mich. Tech. Univ.

Subject: Job Posting, Mich. Tech. Univ.
From: Terry McNinch <tlmcninc -at- MTU -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 09:45:28 -0400

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION
Human Resources Office, (906) 487-2280


Job Title: STAFF ASSISTANT (pay grade 120)
Department: TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Salary Range: MINIMUM $25,095 - MAXIMUM $40,151
Exempt (Y/N): YES
Supervisor: PROGRAM MANAGER


SUMMARY: To assist the Program Manager in managing the activities of the
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties
may be assigned.

Manage the daily activities of the LTAP.
Coordinate projects with the Center staff including monthly travel within
Michigan.
Create, design, and package newsletters, brochures, and training materials.
Write and edit articles, research reports, etc.
Coordinate and lead workshops at a variety of locations throughout Michigan.
Perform special projects, including Job Guides, Work Zone Safety Guides,
conference displays and presentations.
Participate on committees, councils, and task forces of related public and
private entities.
Coordinate state-wide conferences at locations throughout Michigan.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervision may be exercised over support staff and student assistants.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, technical communications,
or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
One year experience in writing, editing and layout of publications.
One year experience using personal computers and basic software
packages.
Experience with desktop publishing software.
Portfolio of writing, editing and publication layout.

DESIRABLE:
Experience with graphic design.
Multimedia production experience.
Computer software documentation experience (written and on-line).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

REQUIRED:
Superior written/oral communication, interpersonal and
organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to devote twenty-five to forty
percent of time to travel.
Demonstrated ability to speak before large groups of people.


STAFF ASSISTANT - TRANSPORTATION CENTER cont.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals,
professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write routine correspondence. Ability to effectively present
information in one-on-one situations to customers, clients, and other
employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract
and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
required to stand and walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or
crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear; and reach with
hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit; and use hands
to finger, handle or feel an object.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and
the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The qualifications and specifications mentioned above are intended to
indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be
required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be
construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any
particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way
modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work
of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression
or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties
not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. The
position will be filled based on qualifications regardless of Race, Color,
Disability, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Height,
Weight, Age, Veteran, or Marital Status. February, 1997


Terry McNinch
Program Manager, Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program
Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-2102 Fax (906) 487-3409

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