Job Information

University of Utah Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/10/2023

Requisition Number PRN34909B

Job Title Administrative Assistant

Working Title Administrative Assistant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Employees must reside in the state of Utah and will mainly work in the office with possible consideration for a partial hybrid (in-office/telecommute) work schedule.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 26.73

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position serves as a member of the Division of Epidemiology’s Administrative Team and will assist with general administrative operations.

This role supports the division in the scheduling of meetings, processing of travel reimbursements, and purchasing of office supplies/goods. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant assists with any documentation, reporting, data entry, fact finding, or department organization projects as assigned.

The successful candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, strong written and verbal communication, administrative, time-management and organizational skills, social and emotional intelligence, and the ability to triage and manage multiple priorities and projects. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic and customer service orientation, will possess superior scheduling and organizational skills, will display the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion, and will be able to meet deadlines. A successful candidate must have operational knowledge of Microsoft Office and related computer software including, Outlook, Power Point and Word/Excel.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah is located at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and offers a rich benefits package including health benefits, generous retirement contributions of 14.2%, tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave and more. Please visit our Benefits website for more information:


Essential Functions

  1. Provides administrative support to upper-level management/faculty members by scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and conferences, and creating/distributing agendas and/or meeting minutes.
  2. Maintains and orders office supplies/goods in alignment with departmental budgeting and general purchasing processes.
  3. Manages administrative needs of University travel for division staff; serves as travel arranger and is responsible for reconciling accounts and preparing expenditure statements for trips in Concur.
  4. Maintains exceptional level of professionalism and discretion in managing a variety of complex administrative issues, communications, and interactions.
  5. Coordinates details such as purchasing activities, document control, account coding for financial transactions and overseeing the maintenance of departmental records.
  6. Supports the division in the organization and completion of ad-hoc documentation, data entry, reporting, fact finding, and various organization projects as assigned.

Problem Solving

This position is responsible for solving office problems such as payroll or accounts payable issues, solving staff, faculty and student problems or directing them to someone whom can and supervisory and personnel issues. Plans and expedites the flow of work while ensuring the smooth operation of the office under the pressure of frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in business or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and three years full-time secretarial experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective written and verbal communication skills required. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and direct supervisory experience preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.