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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 9:07 PM


Performs full-performance level secretarial work and relieves supervisor of clerical and minor administrative duties, exercising discretion and independent judgment. Necessity for dictation, familiarity with word processors, and other special requirements vary depending upon supervisory requirements.

This announcement is NOT for a specific vacancy or location. We are building a list of applicants for future vacancies. Most jobs are in Kanawha Co. Vacancies may occur in other locations. If you qualify your application and test record will be active for one year. You are not required to re-test as long as your record is active. Your opportunity for agency referral and possible interview may depend on the number of qualifed applicants and their relative test results.

How to Apply: Apply online. Public access computers are available at many libraries, at Workforce WV offices, and DOP offices in Charleston.

This job (Secretary 1) requires a written examination (W) and typing test. The same examination is used for: Office Assistant 1, 2 , 3 (non-typing and typing), Secretary 1, 2 , Administrative Secretary, and Lottery Business Support Technician 1, 2. YOU MUST APPLY FOR EACH TITLE SEPARATELY. YOU MUST APPLY PRIOR TO TESTING. You only need to take the test once to be scored for the titles for which you have applied.

No test study guides are available. See the information and test centers list below. Testing schedules, locations, and other information can be viewed at our Job Opportunities Web Site

Do not take a copy of the online application to the test center. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 90 DAYS. Online applicants who do not test within 90 days of application will be rejected.

Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office for special instructions. Applicants using a paper application must present a completed application form at the test site. Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-test your new score will replace any previous test score.

NEW TYPING TEST. Effective, March 1, 2014, we will no longer administer typing tests at our Testing Centers. As of that date applicants for any clerical job (Office Assistant, Secretary, etc.) that requires typing skills will have 15 days after completing the written test to complete a special online typing test. The typing test may be taken at any available internet connected computer (home, WorkForce WV office, library, etc.). Applicants who have completed the written test will receive a Typing Test Instructions sheet from the test administrator. This Instructions sheet contains complete instructions on accessing the special typing test Web site. The sheet will indicate a special Access Code. You must test within 15 days to avoid expiration of the Access Code. For more detailed information about Clerical Examinations procedures Click Here

If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, send us a letter.


Training: Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent.

Experience: Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience performing clerical duties at the Office Assistant 2 level, including typing, which must have included screening and routing telephone calls and correspondence, and composing routine correspondence.

Substitution: College hours or related business school or vocational training may be substituted through an established formula for up to two years of the required experience.

Your application will not be processed without verification documents. Attach to online application or Send to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305 - 0139.

Test Centers.

No appointments are made. Apply online. Then, report at the Test Center of your choice. Your application will be inactivated if you do not test within 90 days. Close the new window to return here.

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