Public Safety Receptionist Clerk

The Town of South Kingstown has an exciting opportunity within the Public Safety Division. The Town seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time Public Safety Receptionist Clerk. This highly visible position supports the operations of the Public Safety Division and requires someone with exceptional people skills, and the ability to multi-task and stay organized. This position is responsible for performing varied and routine clerical and administrative duties including compiling and preparing time entry for payroll; performing simple mathematical calculations and preparing spreadsheets of limited complexity. Duties include performing periodic reviews of the time entry and scheduling system, identifying and troubleshooting errors, making necessary corrections, and establishing payroll export as well as import from the time entry system. The Public Safety Receptionist Clerk will also prepare payroll-related activity reports for payment and reports to local, state, and federal agencies. The work involves serving as a general receptionist in the front lobby triaging walk-in inquiries, answering the phone, and taking messages. This role will be responsible for taking forms for performing fingerprints and background appointments, receiving fees, issuing receipts, recording transactions as well as maintaining records, and preparing related reports.     

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED, and at least one year in a customer-facing, fast-paced office environment. Applicants must possess demonstrated strong administrative and organizational skills, strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft products and data entry, be accurate and detail-oriented, and strong customer service skills with the ability interact effectively with a variety of individuals. 

The starting rate of pay for this 35 hours per week, NEA local SKMEA position is $24.42 per hour, and upon successful completion of the six-month probationary period, increases to $25.18 per hour, and includes a full benefit package. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to: or by hand or mail to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications are available for download on our website, and hard copies are available at Town Hall. Application materials must be received by Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

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