Opening Date: December 6th, 2022
Closing Date: December 17th, 2022
Compensation: $20.77/Hr

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 6-Month Duration of Employment
  • Working 20 – 40 hours per week
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary
This position is covered under the Engineers’ Guild Collective Bargaining Unit, therefore if a qualified applicant from within the bargaining unit applies, that person may be selected for the position. 

Performs a wide variety of clerical and office tasks in the Public Works Department. Performs general office/secretarial tasks such as; ordering standard office supplies, collating and assembling documents; filing, accepting, and delivering inter-department correspondence, photocopying/faxing; scheduling appointments; screening calls/visitors and public requests; processing and issuing department permits and assisting with special projects.

Ideal Candidate
Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Office practices and procedures.
    • Standard office equipment, such as a computer, copier, fax machine,
    • Business English, composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation and
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to:
    • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with the general public, the Board, other Elected Officials and County
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in
    • Operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, copier, fax machine and
    • Work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to
    • Establish and maintain filing and record keeping
    • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive and confidential

Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements: If you drive to and from work and/or for any work-related matter you must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and vehicle insurance or request and get approval for a reasonable accommodation.

Application & Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County employment application and resume. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if the minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based on education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. This selection process may be subject to change.

Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources
Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584, Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290, Fax-(360) 427-8439

Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer & Drug Free Work Environment
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position. Applications must be signed and dated and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with the exception of mailed applications/material with a postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to the at-will position does not create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on the length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS, PSERS, or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.