Office Assistant Ii

Thurston County
Full Time $3,550 - $4,724 Per month WA 3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, United States


**This is a project position that is expected to end no later than December 31, 2024**

**The screening process for this position is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. The Thurston County Auditor's Office reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time.** 

This Office Assistant II is aproject position that is in the mid-level general office support classification, within a generic series. Work within this classification may include serving as the department/office primary receptionist, typing a wide variety of documents including letters, memos, and reports (including editing, and proofreading and determining proper format). In this position, you are generally expected to make judgments about the methods used to accomplish assigned work, with work being reviewed on a regular basis by a supervisor. 

Other responsibilities typical of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
  • Set up data base programs or other basic information tracking programs, gathers data, inputs data, retrieves information, and produces reports.
  • Create and maintain logs, and utilizes information to perform tasks such as processing applications and issuing standardized letters.
  • May perform any of the duties assigned to the Office Assistant I.
 What we offer our employees:
  • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensuring that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
  • Plan for Your Future: As a member of our team, you enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid and 2 floating holidays. 
  • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County-paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry. We also encourage staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
  • See under Benefitslater in this job description for detailed information about the many other benefits the County offers.
Why you’ll love it here
Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capital city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmers markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at 


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • One year of general office experience which includes responsibility for performing a full range of office support tasks, including experience providing information and assistance to the general public.
  • Ability to utilize a personal computer and related software to perform word processing and data management. 
  • Washington State Driver's License may be required.
  • Ability to type 55 wpm.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of advanced telephone/reception techniques.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
  • Knowledge of money handling practices and basic math.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.