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Administrative Assistant

Construction Department

Posted 7/12/2018 until 10/31/2018


Under general direction, performs diverse administrative and secretarial duties in support of one or more senior Church officials or other executives. May supervise routine clerical activities of others.



Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

•Uses word processing equipment/software, types from handwritten material or rough draft copy; reviews drafts and finished documents to ensure correct grammar and spelling; edits for clarity or effectiveness.

•Composes correspondence, reports and memos with minimal input from supervisor.

•Acts as liaison between superior and his/her subordinates to give and receive information relative to assigned projects; follows up to ensure they accomplish work projects as planned.

•Acts as information source on department policies and procedures; interprets data and events; may develop new clerical methods to handle data and document procedures as necessary.

•Performs research to obtain information; collates, organizes and summarizes data for review and action by others.

•Takes minutes at meetings; transcribes; copies and distributes minutes to those attending meetings.

•Operates computer to enter data, format and generate reports using standard software; analyses and determines software needs and recommends purchase as necessary.

•Maintains calendar; makes travel and hotel reservations for out-of-town travel; arranges and coordinates meetings and appointment schedules.

•Sets up and maintains confidential files and other records.

•May supervise the daily activities of clerical staff including assigning and reviewing work and providing training and direction as necessary.

•Coordinates meetings or events including developing/preparing invitations or other documents; prepares mailings; arranges/coordinates meeting places and refreshments.

•May perform written or verbal translation (English/Spanish) as necessary.

•May perform routine office duties such as ordering and distributing supplies, answering and screening telephone calls, copying, collating and distributing reports, etc.

•Assumes related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:


•High school graduation or equivalent.

•One year of college in a related field.

•Minimum of four years experience in an increasingly responsible secretarial/administrative positions.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

•Basic computer skills including knowledge of current word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

•English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

•Construction industry experience preferred.


Skill in:

•Written and oral communication skills. For positions requiring bilingual skills, the incumbent must be fluent in English and Spanish or other required language.


Ability to:


•Communicate effectively in written and oral form.

•Develop and maintain effective working relationships.

•Maintain tact, cooperation and confidentiality.

•Operate telephone equipment.

•Type 45 wpm in order to meet the requirements of the position.

•Operate standard office equipment and computer.

•Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

•Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.

•Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.

•Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: 

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line: Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​​​

Information/Application Contact:

Construction Department
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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