Job Opening: Part-Time Office Assistant


This position includes secretarial/data entry work. Duties involve public contact, reports, scheduling, and other clerical functions, including assistance to all departments as needed.

Work is supervised by an administrative superior. Assignments are varied in nature and are carried out in accordance with established instructions, precedents, practices, and procedures.


Assists Zoning Officer and Township Management in day-to-day functions.

Answers the telephone and greets visitors; provides responses if information is known or refers the question to an appropriate official.

Explains different permit requirements to visitors.

Inputs current and back file documents into Laserfiche.

Processes correspondence and documents.

Schedules use of Township facilities; maintains the calendar.

Maintains and files Board of Supervisors’ minute books, when necessary.

Maintains manual and automated alphabetic and numerical files for the Zoning Department.

Duplicates and distributes printed material, operates standard office equipment.

Order office supplies using set Township purchasing procedure, when necessary.

Performs related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of, and ability to use, standard office equipment including computers and their software.

Thorough knowledge of modern office principles and practices.

Thorough knowledge of business English usage, grammar, and punctuation.

Considerable knowledge of, and ability to perform, standard mathematical computations.

Skill in setting up, entering, and processing materials at an acceptable rate of speed using computer software.

Skill in planning and organizing work.

Ability to expeditiously learn and apply office operating policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate well, orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain automated and manual files and to prepare reports using these files.

Ability to schedule.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with government and private officials, office clientele, the general public, and associates.


Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Two years of progressively responsible varied clerical and secretarial experience, preferably including one year with a public employer.

Prior knowledge of zoning/ zoning administration preferred.

Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour DOQ

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Autumn Canfield at acanfield@tobyhannatownshippa.gov or mail to 105 Government Center Way Pocono Pines, Pa 18350. Please reference correspondence with ‘Part-Time Office Assistant Position’. Cover letter and resume must be received by November 4, 2020 at 4:30 PM.