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Central Services Administrative Specialist, Principal (Open to current SMSU employees only)

Application Deadline: November 11, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: $19.57 - $26.41/hour

Days/Hours of Work: Fulltime Unlimited, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Bargaining Unit/Union: 206-AFSCME

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to collect payments, count money and make change for customers.
  • Ability to use customer services skills on the phone, in person and online to provide effective customer service and specialized office support. Explain laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures to customers.
  • Skills in math sufficient to maintain complete and accurate financial records, balance, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Ability to develop and implement work procedures for the Mail Services department.
  • Skill in training and guiding the work assignments of student workers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication. This individual relates to Business Services, other University departments, faculty, students, staff and visitors in her/his work.  Written communications consist of University procedures, supervisor’s requests and U.S. Postal Regulations.
  • Ability to read and interpret U.S. Postal Regulations, University Procedures, and the ability to communicate these interpretations to faculty, staff, and students.
  • This individual must have the ability to operate postal machines and have an accounting background to balance daily receipts and prepare computer documents for input.
  • This individual must have the ability to work closely with personnel in the U.S. Post Office, other governmental agencies, and the personnel and students of the University.
  • Ability to learn the operation of duplicating equipment to meet the requirements of a variety of job requests.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of record keeping, filing, inventory control and computer methods.
  • Individual must be capable of organizing and supervising three different areas of operation. Must be knowledgeable and be able to communicate University policies and procedures.

This is an AFSCME position open to SMSU employees only.  A copy of the position description can be obtained from the Human Resources Office.  If interested in this position, please submit resume and letter of interest to Human Resources by 4:30 pm on November 12, 2019. 


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At SMSU, diversity means acceptance and respect of everyone in our community, and zero tolerance of hateful actions.   At SMSU, we explore differences in a safe, positive, open and affirming environment. We are a diverse community where race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs shape our experiences. We seek to create a campus free from bigotry and hate of all kinds.  Embracing our diversity also reflects the commitment of students, faculty, administrators and staff to create an antiracist campus.

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Southwest Minnesota State University is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University Public Safety website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the University Public Safety Office in the Founders Hall Basement, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 507-537-7252.

The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southwest Minnesota State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Southwest Minnesota State University’s Public Safety.

Last Modified: 11/8/19 8:28 AM