Description :

Position Summary:
This is a full time position.  Responsible for clerical and administrative work of a varied nature involving processing and issuing permits and assisting with the licensing process. This position also provides general administrative support to the Community Development Department requiring judgment and knowledge gained through experience. Decisions are made in terms of established policies, procedures,  and routine, with difficult, non-routine or complex problems referred to a supervisor.  Instructions may be received on new projects, but the employee will generally work with considerable independence, using direction and judgment in completing duties.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Lead Permit/Licensing Technician, and may be evaluated and verified by other supervisory, or management personnel.

Required Qualifications:    
High School graduation or equivalent.  Supplemental coursework in computers, administrative/office subjects. Two years of experience performing responsible administrative/clerical duties. Good customer service skills. Ability to type a minimum of sixty (60) words per minute. Knowledge of English, spelling, vocabulary, and proper grammar and usage.  Knowledge of secretarial practices and procedures. Knowledge of modern office equipment, practices, and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain records and files, and to prepare reports from such records.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Ability to work accurately with numbers. Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.  Proficient in experience in the operation of a computer using Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).

Desired Qualifications:    
Three or more years of experience performing responsible administrative/clerical duties. Associates Degree. One year training/experience in the operation of a computer using Microsoft Office (Word & Excel). One year training and/or experience working within City government development.

Wage Range:    $20.25 - $25.19 per hour, plus benefits

Contact :
Application Procedure:     
City applications are available from the City Hall Information Window. City application and position description can also be downloaded from our website at  To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed City application to: HR Manager, City of Columbia Heights, 590 40th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019.

Required:  Employment Application
Job Posting: Adminstrative Asst. II - Community Development
Job Description: Adminstrative Asst. II - Community Development

Selection Procedure:    
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria
50%  Experience and Training rating
50%  Oral Interview

Closing Date:    
Applications accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019

Deadline for Applying : Oct 25, 2019 04:30 PM