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Old 09-05-2008, 09:05 AM
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Anyone know anything about this classification? Opportunities for advancement etc? Involves working for State at a Technical College.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:16 AM
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State job grades are public information. HR at the college possibly has a .pdf file or something on the website detailing all the pay grades. If not then you can probably google your state's websites and find pay grades. Most state job titles are just generic enough to know what you may be doing. Two people with the same title could work at two different state universities/branches/whatever and could be on complete opposite ends of their spectrum.

One "Office Specialist II" could just be a stereotypical secretary that takes phone calls, makes appointments for a handful of individuals, re-fills the printer with paper, makes coffee, and basically the first line of defense to keep the rif-raf from the suits.

Another "Office Specialist II" at the university down the road could be in charge of all of the above, plus any random data entry, maintaining the website for the division/department, scanning documents and making backups to create a paper-less office, supervising student workers and part-time workers, checking out equipment such as laptops and portable projectors for presentations, creating work-orders/trouble tickets, etc.

If by advancement you mean find a position on another part of campus with a higher pay grade, sure if you stick around long enough, make friends, someone else quits, people retire or die...you could advance. "Technical College" just doesn't strike me as a place with a ton of staff positions to jump around to. As far as salary increases I know they are supposed to exist, but I haven't seen them yet. I've seen standard of living wage increases, though.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Location: Broward County
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