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0819 Senior Administrative Assistant - Posted 08/09/2019



Front Royal Police Department

Senior Administrative Assistant


Front Royal is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Administrative Assistant in our Police Department. This position reports to the Chief of Police.  Position will coordinate, organize, communicate and oversee administrative functions within the department.  Local Government experience preferred. 

Administrative functions to include purchasing, payroll, development and maintenance of department budget and oversite of the grant process.  Written communications to staff and citizens and documentation of meetings. Assures conformance to regulations, policies, and procedures governing assigned operations including weekly and monthly reports.  Must have proven ability to gather and maintain confidential information.



Necessary office skills include ability to operate office equipment, keyboarding, filing, and telephones. Effective organizational and follow-up skills and ability to work with numerous staff simultaneously.  Ability to work independently and within a team environment.  Critical listening and thinking skills with attention to detail. 




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and a minimum of 5 years functioning in an administrative capacity.  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite at an advanced level required.


This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $16.91 - $21.98 depending on experience and qualifications.  First review of applications will be August 30, 2019.  Position is open until filled.


The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a pre-employment, post-offer physical exam and drug screening, paid for by the Town and background investigation.



Front Royal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.


Police Department
Front Royal
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
5 - 10 years
Required degree level: 
High school/GED
Required Info: 


Please answer the following questions:


1).  How many years have you worked in a Senior Administrative Assistant capacity and what were your duties/responsibilities?

2).  How have you used MicroSoft Office (Word, Excel, and Publisher).

3).  What software certifications or training have you received?

4).  What is your experience in processing payroll and for how many employees?

5).  Do you have experience working in local government?  Please explain your duties in your position(s).

6).  Please tell us about your experience with creating and monitoring budgets?

7).  What projects have you worked on?  

8).  What documents have you created from scratch using MS Office programs?

9).  How do you ensure accuracy in routine tasks such as processing expenses and preparing reports?

10).  If you support multiple people at one place of employment, how do you decide which projects to work on first?