Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Department of Public Safety)


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City of North Adams
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247


Company Description:
North Adams, Massachusetts, offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and outdoor recreation, world class art and culture, and the entrepreneurial and innovation spirit to make the most of these resources and amenities. The City of North Adams is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing effective, efficient, and responsive public services to residents and visitors alike.

Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Department of Public Safety)
$16.65 Per Hour
North Adams
Part Time
Administrative/Clerical/Data Entry
High School or Equivalent

Title: Part Time Administrative Assistant

Grade:  PT 6A

Department: Department of Public Safety

FTE: 1

Reports to:  Public Safety Business Manager

$16.65 /hour


The City of North Adams is seeking a highly organized administrative assistant to support the Department of Public Safety. This is a part-time 20 hour per week position with potential to evolve into full-time. The Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the Public Safety Business Manager and assists in the daily clerical operations of the Public Safety Department.


  • Responds to a variety of public inquiries, requests, and issues related to the Police and Fire Department operations and activities via telephone, email, and in person.
  • Answer telephone and provide caller with requested information, or forward call to appropriate personnel.
  • Processes outside detail payroll and bills vendors for reimbursement of funds.
  • Properly enters all invoices for the Public Safety Department into the system for payment.
  • Enters all receipts into the system for turnover to the Treasurer’s Office
  • Produces a variety of routine departmental correspondence (e.g. letters, memoranda, reports, forms, etc.), and photocopies, distributes and files as appropriate.
  • Responsible for scheduling repairs of office equipment and ordering of supplies.
  • Manages collections of unpaid invoices.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interact professionally with multiple constituencies, using tact and diplomacy, both face-to-face and over the telephone.


Operates standard office equipment including computers at efficient speed; and move throughout the municipal building which may include flights of stairs. Lifts/moves objects weighing up to 10-20 pounds. Most duties are performed in normal office setting or at meetings, but some fieldwork is required from time to time.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with first consideration given to those received by 4:00 pm on October 1, 2022

Please include North Adams application, cover letter, resume and three references in one pdf file.  Application can be found using the following link:

Applications should be sent to:

Office of Public Safety
40 American Legion Drive
North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to

Applications will be kept confidential until finalists have been identified.

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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