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Office Specialist

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $12.67 per hour | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $13.30 per hour. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm 

Performs varied clerical and office work involving the exercise of some independence in the conduct of standard duties for the support of administrative, professional or technical employees.


  • 50% - Customer Service - Performs duties as a technical clerk or typist; or independent work involving significant procedure and sequence. Duties require strong customer service skills and good judgment. Answers, screens, and routes departmental telephone calls to appropriate destination; greets and replies in person, by telephone, or by correspondence to inquiries from visitors and callers; refers more difficult inquiries to an appropriate official. Assists other departmental clerical staff in performing their duties when required. Assists in a variety of operational activities. Receives, sorts, stamps, and distributes division mail. Performs clerical functions and may have other duties unique to the department, agency, or office that are not of a clerical nature.
  • 20% - Data Maintenance - Records and maintains various statistical data regarding the department’s services, activities and operations. Prepares, maintains, processes and distributes various reports, records, spreadsheets and other documents pertinent to the department’s smooth operation; ensures same is in compliance with department policies and procedures and is accurate and complete.
  • 20% - Clerical Tasks - Compiles, copies, and completes data for administrative and public reports, bulletins, questionnaires and other documents; makes varied mathematical computations on material assembled. Receive payments from clients and verify for accuracy.
  • 10% - Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent including or supplemented by courses in secretarial and general bookkeeping subjects. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Two years of experience in varied clerical and/or secretarial work. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Must meet minimum levels on pre-employment testing of keyboarding/typing 50 wpm; proofreading 70%, Basic Word 70% and Basic Excel 70% if chosen after interview. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.



It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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