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Student Trainee - Administrative Assistant

The USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center is seeking students working towards a degree in business, administration or finance to gain practical experience in administrative support.

As a Student Trainee (Administrative Support) you will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of business and administration.

Duties include:
  • Assist senior administrative personnel in the preparation of a variety of administrative materials required to support the organization.
  • Perform basic data entry using an automated financial system.
  • Prepare requests for office supplies, equipment and services.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare travel authorizations and vouchers using an automated travel system.
  • Process time cards using an automated timekeeping system.
  • Receive visitors, answer and direct phone calls, and prepare office correspondence.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.