City of Boston

Administrative Secretary

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/18/2023 5:40 PM)
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Public Works Department
Regular Full-Time
PWD Highway
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This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the position):

Under direction of the Principal Administrative Assistant or designee, the Administrative Secretary performs work of moderate difficulty assisting with a variety of administrative and customer relations responsibilities in the Code Enforcement Division of the Public Works Department.


Duties include but not limited to:

  • Provides information to constituents regarding code enforcement violations and the appeal process via telephone or mail.
  • Prepares correspondence to be sent to constituents regarding appeals.
  • Reviews written appeals for completion and inputs information into system. 
  • Processes written appeals in a timely manner and ensures proper procedures are adhered to. Maintains appeal documen
  • Schedules hearings for constituents to appeal violations in person. May assist in appeals process when necessary.
  • Researches problem properties, creates spreadsheet, and alerts supervisor of frequent offenders. Maintains log.
  • Handles 311 CRM calls regarding waste management and refers to appropriate staff/division.
  • Generates reports from software program.  Maintains program records, electronic documents, and confidential files.
  • Processes incoming mail.
  • Performs other related work as required. 

Required to work any emergency as directed by the Chief of Streets or designee.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required experience.  A diploma for completion of a two-year fulltime, or equivalent part-time, program in secretarial or business education above the high school level may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
  • Applicants must have at least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid experience in office work or business administration, in work the major duties of which include one or more of the following functions: office management, records management, purchasing or personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures; of office equipment; of administrative procedures relating to maintaining accounts. 
  • Ability to develop effective office work procedures. 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and provide quality customer service in person or over the phone. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Ability to operate a computer with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, Hansen software, Lagan CRM, and database software programs preferred.  



Union/Salary Plan/ Grade: AFSCME/RA-14
Hours: 35 per week


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