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University of Kansas Administrative Assistant in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Administrative Assistant


Transportation Services

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

65% - Admin Support: On-site duties include checking out equipment to field officers, using NuPark (parking software) to look-up possible tows, add notes to accounts, enter booth runs/warnings, and identify vehicles with the use of teletypes. This position also uses a two-way radio to keep in contact with all student and full time officers in the field. Training provided for Association of Police Communications Officers (APCO) 10 codes and Alpha codes which is a must for proper radio etiquette. The administrator will help schedule student ticket writers to cover information booth breaks, make copies, stock supplies needed for information booths and officers and help answer phone calls.

While working remotely, the position will be in charge of helping answer questions through the departmental email portal (Hawk Help), process the daily quiz results, answer phone calls that come into the field division as well as the main departmental line and other duties as assigned.

15% - First Time Ticket Forgiveness Quiz: Processes daily quiz results, e-mailing ticket cancellation outcomes to quiz-takers and recording statistics in ongoing excel spreadsheets. Able to produce charts and demographic information at any time. Updates online ticket forgiveness quiz as necessary with additional questions and feedback information and images.

5% - Social Media: Represents Transportation Services online through the department’s Twitter account, cultivating a positive public image by posting helpful reminders and notifications and providing instant answers to customer questions or comments whenever possible. Also documents all important social media interactions with saved screenshots, attaching notes to customer accounts when relevant, and monitors mentions of our department online, reporting threatening language to campus police when necessary.

5% - Website: Assists site administrator with official departmental website. Updates alerts on the site when needed.

5% - Public Outreach: Help with Information Fairs (approximately 20 annually) representing Transportation Services. Answers questions and educates new students and their parents about parking and transportation options on campus.

5% - Events: Required to work all events including but not limited to: residence hall move-in, home football games, men’s basketball games, and Commencement which fall on weekday nights and some weekends.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

On-Site: 7am-4pm M-F

Remote: 8am-5pm M-F

Required overtime (scheduled evening and weekend events).

FLSA Status:


Conditions of Employment:

Contingent on Funding

Contact Information to Applicants:

Shima McCurdy, smccurdy@ku.edu

Required Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or completion of GED equivalency.

  2. At least one (1) year of experience with basic office computer systems or one (1) year of post-secondary education.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:




Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in related work consisting of recordkeeping, data entry, or other office support functions.

  2. Actively uses social networking technology, specifically social media experience (Twitter) as evidenced by application materials.

  3. Experience managing a company Twitter or Facebook social media account.

  4. Ability to multi-task, i.e. answering phone calls and radio traffic sometimes simultaneously.

  5. At least one (1) year of experience working in a busy customer-service position.

Position Overview:

This position will serve as the office administrator for the field division of KU Transportation Services. The position will begin on campus and once fully trained, the position can be moved to a hybrid model with approval by supervisor.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

Please include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information for up to three professional references with your online application.

  • Review of applications begins on Tuesday July 5, 2022. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to Friday July 22, 2022.

Job Family:

Administrative Support-KUL

Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  • Evening and weekend availability to work scheduled events.