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New Job Posting: Floating Administrative Assistant

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Categories: General

Job Summary - Essential Functions:


This position reports to the Deputy CEO and is located in the Executive Office.  The role of the Administrative Assistant will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the Executive Secretary.  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Administrative Assistant providing Authority-wide support to different departments as the need arises, and as such, perform a comprehensive range of procedural, administrative and secretarial functions.  The Floating Administrative Assistant must be multi-talented and able to assist with a variety of administrative tasks.


The essential responsibilities include the following: 

  • Provide direct administrative support to the Deputy CEO
  • Support the Maintenance Department with administrative duties, including inventory, work order data entry, processing purchase orders and check requests, and other administrative support as needed
  • Assist the Facilities Department by providing general administrative support and assistance with office-related projects
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support by assisting the team, managing a wide variety of daily functions including, but not limited to, the editing and proofreading of various documents, preparing and binding presentations, filing, photocopying, data entry, and expense report filing
  • Maintain and update appropriate calendars and schedules related to meetings and appointments
  • Maintain conference rooms, setup for both meetings and catering
  • Provide back-up support for the Executive Secretary related to Board of Director duties
  • Perform special projects and assume certain responsibilities as assigned
  • Provide general administrative support and office duties to various departments, as needed
  • Work proactively with both union and management staff.
  • Provide timely, reliable, and effective reports and communications, both written and oral.
  • Participate as an effective member of the CATA administrative team and perform all duties described.
  • Know and perform all job duties within essential functions and as directed by CATA management, policies, procedures and contractual agreements.


Reports to:      Deputy CEO                                                     Starting Salary:           $18.60 – $24.17 per hour




  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Must have at least five years relevant experience in administrative support
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and other current computer applications used at CATA
  • Proficient typing, transcription, proof reading, and data entry skills are required
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to communicate effectively using strong communication skills, attention to details, meet deadlines, and work both independently and under general direction
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Cooperative, willing to work with and learn from others, and able to respond productively to change
  • Punctual and reliable attendance as necessary to meet on-going service requirements for public transportation

Completed Application, Cover Letter and Resume are REQUIRED!

 qualifications must be clearly outlined

in your resume & cover letter to be considered for an interview.


Please submit the required documents via the CATA Careers area under the “About” tab at cata.org; to the CATA HR Department via e-mail to hr@cata.org or fax (517) 367-7275; or mail to CATA, Attn: Human Resources, 4615 Tranter Street, Lansing, MI  48910.


This job posting is stated in general terms and does not modify the job description

or describe all duties which may be assigned or required.


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