School Guidance Secretary

Landover, MD, US
Sep 10, 2020
Job Title:
School Guidance Secretary (12-Month)

Landover, MD, US

Organization Name:
Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School

Department Description:


The School Guidance Secretary performs clerical support for the school guidance function in a middle or high school office. Employees in this class perform varied and complex clerical tasks in maintaining student records relative to registration and/or transfer of students, class schedules, and counseling activities. Work includes assignments in support of other administrative program activities such as data entry, accounting and library.

Brief Description:

This is a Local 2250 ACE/AFSCME Position, Pay Table 700, Grade 14 (12-month position)

Hourly Range: $17.88 - $35.15 (external candidates may not be placed above Step 6, $23.63, due to contractual requirements)
Candidates with experience and speakers of other languages are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2020

Detailed Description:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Assists students and parents in registration or transfer transactions;
  • Completes necessary forms and related records relative to registration and/or transfer of students;
  • Provides clerical assistance to guidance counselors, insuring that counselors complete all appropriate records relative to counseling activities;
  • Maintains files of all current class schedules by student and by class;
  • Updates student guidance folders as required;
  • Provides student grade transcripts as directed;
  • Answers a variety of telephone calls and other inquiries relative to guidance matters of non-technical nature where routines or policies are clearly established;
  • Screens and refers callers to counselors or other offices as required;
  • Maintains guidance office files and/or records as required;
  • Processes a variety of student and school administrative information and data entry from remote terminals; and
  • Performs other general office and related duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, modern office practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Ability to maintain complex clerical records and to prepare reports from such records;
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established procedures where errors could easily result in additional costs to the schools;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and discreetly with students, administrative and instructional staff and central office staff;
  • Previous experience or ability to learn information processing and data entry from remote terminals;
  • Ability to type at the established rate of speed;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to use good judgment; tact and courtesy; and must be in good physical condition.


    Completion of a standard high school diploma or GED with considerable school secretary experience at the School Secretary I level, some of which shall have involved the maintenance of student records; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


    None required.


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:


    To submit an application online select apply. Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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