American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Office Assistant III
Federal Government Affairs Department

Based in Washington, DC


Office Assistant III
Federal Government Affairs Department
Washington, DC
Local 2 Grade: A4
Starting Salary: $45,760

This position provides intermediate-level clerical, administrative support and related work as required for professional staff, including the Assistant Director and the Legislative Advocacy Specialist.


  • Answer incoming calls for the department, screen calls, route calls or take and deliver messages.
  • Place calls as requested. Handle requests for information.
  • Format drafted correspondence, alerts and fact sheets, testimonies, and PowerPoint slides for review; and finalize as needed.
  • Prepare drafted correspondence into final form for review by director. Send final documents to recipients, including congressional staff using online data and email services.
  • Send departmental letters and alerts/fact sheets to Communications for posting on the AFSCME website for the professional staff s/he supports.
  • Compile the department's articles for the Weekly Legislative Report for review by the Director, finalize and send to Communications for posting on the website.
  • Sort, store, retrieve and maintain files. Receive and distribute incoming mail.
  • Create and maintain various lists of members of Congress, AFSCME leaders, and other groups. Occasionally schedule congressional appointments for AFSCME members and leaders in conjunction with legislative or other conferences.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • A minimum of (3) three years’ experience plus general knowledge of office and organizational procedures, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to do production typing; spreadsheet and database skills sufficient to accurately maintain records.
  • Basic knowledge of office equipment such as reproduction, telephone and fax machines.
  • Must be able to independently complete assignments and work under pressure to meet tight schedules.
  • Sufficient written and oral communication skills to exchange routine information.
  • Strong ability to proofread documents and compose correspondence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of general office and organizational procedures.
  • Ability to set up and maintain a filing system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • A working knowledge of the operations of Congress is preferred.

**A Skills Assessment may be required of all candidates.**

To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to: recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date: October 9, 2020

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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