Veterans Assistance - Administrative Assistant

  • Lake County, IL
  • Gurnee, Illinois
  • Dec 07, 2019
Full Time
  • Salary: 17.37 - 22.30 USD

Job Description



Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose.

The applicant must be a qualified veteran, spouse of a veteran, spouse of an active duty veteran or a veteran’s dependent and a resident of Lake County, Illinois. A veteran is defined as any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served on active duty for at least 180 consecutive days, or by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or be the dependent of an honorably discharged veteran”

We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in administrative/clerical work? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Veterans Assistance Commission - Administrative Assistant
Location: Gurnee, IL
Salary: $17.37 - 22.30

Job Summary: Responsible for performing administrative work, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, processing mileage vouchers and credit card statements, ordering office supplies, maintaining files and sorting/distributing mail, answering correspondence, obtaining quotes from vendors, processing bills for payments and any other related duties as assigned.


Becoming an administrative assistant would allow you to be involved directly with our office staff to ensure all administrative tasks are efficiently and effectively implemented. Your day will consist of performing administrative work, Responsible for performing administrative work, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, processing mileage vouchers and credit card statements, ordering office supplies, maintaining files and sorting/distributing mail, answering correspondence, obtaining quotes from vendors, processing bills for payments and any other related duties as assigned. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County, which consists of more than 30 departments and divisions. Being able to build working relationships with employees and the public is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

In order to be successful in this role you should have earned a high school diploma or completed an equivalent program and two or more years of experience working in a customer service environment or related administrative assistant role. Individuals should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere; must be able to multi-task while managing administrative support to several team members; excellent organizational and time-management skills are a must have.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit www.lakecountyil.gov. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.

If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website .

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The employee must be a qualified veteran, spouse of a veteran or a veteran’s dependent and a resident of Lake County, Illinois. A veteran is defined as any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served on active duty for at least 180 consecutive days, or by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or be the dependent of an honorably discharged veteran.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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