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Office Assistant (Part-Time) (Office/On-Site)

High School 10 Year

This job opening requires 120 months of work experience in the same field. It is necessary to fulfill the requirement of having passed High School to be eligible for this job. This job is in Connecticut, but it's a remote job that you can do from anywhere. March 4, 2024 marked the start of the job posting for Office Assistant (Part-Time) (Office/On-Site), which will end on June 2, 2024. Since the salary is not disclosed by the employer, you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee work culture and values. full time work offers a unique set of challenges and rewards - is that something you're looking for?

Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Office Assistant.
Position Highlights:
  • FACILITY: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
  • TEAM: Fiscal Administrative Office
  • LOCATION: Middletown, CT
  • SCHEDULE: Part-time, (35 hours weekly), 1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
What We Can Offer You:
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees
*Benefit offerings will vary with part-time positions. Discover The Opportunity To:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.

The Role:

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare & update weekly Daily Attendance Requests for all 6 Food Service Units.
  • Prepare Bi-weekly payroll to Director.
  • Schedule employee interviews.
  • Review & process Annual Employee Service Ratings.
  • Monitor & process Department Position Control Summaries.
  • Assist with End of Month Financial Reporting Data.
  • Collect, monitor, and record all mileage sheets for leased vehicles for CVH and RVS.
  • Maintain Employee personnel files.
  • Review, process license reimbursements (CVH/RVS/WFH).
  • Review, process mileage reimbursements (CVH/RVS/WFH).
  • Maintain Excel log/tracker for all submissions.
  • Assist with purchasing office supplies via P-card for CVH/RVS from WB Mason/Suburban/Amazon.
  • Assist with scheduling interviews for open Fiscal positions.
  • Separate Fiscal Department mail.
  • Assist with updating real estate log.
  • Assist with Asset Management as needed.

About Us: DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

CVH's vision and mission is to promote recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe, healthy, and caring environment. We provide trauma informed gender responsive treatment that empowers individuals to manage recovery, improve quality of life and return to the community.

Start with us. Stay with us. Grow with us.

Selection Plan FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING: Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply! To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to [email protected].
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date orby visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Julie Barker via email at [email protected].

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of general clerical functions or for carrying out responsibility for the flow and completion of clerical work in an assigned area.


Performs the full range of general clerical duties as described in the following areas:

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    • Types a variety of materials in relation to other duties or as assigned;
    • Enters and retrieves data on computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment.
    • Sets up and maintains office procedures, filing and indexing systems and forms for own use.
    • Composes routine correspondence.
    • Compiles and generates recurrent technical, statistical or financial reports requiring judgment in the selection and presentation of data (format).
    • Provides general information and referral services in response to citizen complaints or questions regarding an agency's services or authority;
    • Responds to inquiries from other work units or departments/agencies;
    • Applies agency policies and state statutes and regulations in determining case status or responding to requests for procedural assistance;
    • May lead lower level employees in carrying out assigned clerical functions.
    • Maintains calendars of due dates and initiates recurring work or special clerical projects accordingly;
    • Processes a variety of documents in determining routine case status;
    • Exercises discretion in choosing appropriate follow through procedures within defined guidelines including assembling and reviewing incoming materials for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established guidelines and agency policy and procedures, verifying information through use of internal resources and contacts with sender and other work units and soliciting additional information as required by correspondence;
    • Processes purchase requisitions/purchase orders for subsequent action;
    • Prepares payment lists and billing invoices;
    • Receives shipments of materials and matches/verifies shipment or billing invoices against original purchase orders;
    • Maintains files, journals or account ledgers by posting credits, expenditures, interest, etc.;
    • Figures payments, costs, discounts and adjustments using prescribed methods and formulas;
    • Receives monies in various forms such as cash, checks and money orders and prepares for deposit;
    • Maintains inventory and orders supplies;
    • Uses a variety of electronic equipment to perform job functions;
Performs related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Knowledge of office systems and procedures including proper telephone usage and filing;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • performing arithmetical computations;
  • Ability to
    • perform a full range of clerical tasks;
    • operate office equipment which includes computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment;
    • operate office suite software;
    • schedule and prioritize workflow;
    • read and interpret complex instructions.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one/half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience with Quickbooks.
  • Experience with CORE-CT or PeopleSoft.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing assignments.
  • Experience working in a medical office.
  • Experience organizing and managing a large volume of work.
  • Experience maintaining files and electronic documents.
  • Experience working with an agency that supports individuals struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders.


Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial individuals will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.

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