Administrative technicians work primarily in offices and perform a variety of technical, administrative, and clerical duties, including front line customer service, reception, operating multi-line telephone systems, distributing mail, filing documents, pulling legal case records, and maintaining and buying supplies.
A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and multitasking and close attention to detail are highly beneficial. Verbal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and other software are also helpful. Those who work for lawyers may have administrative tasks such as interviewing potential clients, referring them to lawyers, or filing criminal, civil, and traffic citations, and they also file miscellaneous dockets and court-related documents. Some may also go to banks to deposit checks and perform other banking needs for the company.
A valid driver's license and clean driving record may be necessary for this position, and they must be able to succeed in a team environment and occasionally train new technicians.
Administrative Technician Tasks
Coordinate space and office organization; purchase and manage supplies and equipment.
Coordinate office and/or departmental operations.
Review, track and prepare budgets; maintain records and databases.
Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
Supervise support clerical staff.