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Administrative Assistant  

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Division Arvest  
Location 701 S Main  
Location MO, Joplin  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Grade 11 NMET SSMET  
Accepting applications through May 21, 2013  
Details Position requires flexibility to meet bank needs.  
Preferred Qualifications Treasury Management or Lending experience. Ability to work at any location that the Joplin region serves.  

SUMMARY: Under the supervision of an Administrative Officer the incumbent performs various functions in a manner that permits the Officers to spend the preponderance of their time performing the more complex departmental functions.  The incumbent's primary accountability is to assist the administrative officers.  The Administrative Assistant will act as a liaison to customers and other departmental staff.  Also, is accountable for providing clerical services including the preparation of correspondence in final form, directing visitors and callers, maintaining departmental files and records, and producing reports.  This position affects the bank's image, internal morale, respect, and external perception of bank integrity.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for maintaining confidential customer and department records.  The incumbent may also have primary responsibility for the preparation of reports that are submitted to the various department committees and may serve as secretary of formal committees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Transcribe and type letters, memos, reports, etc. for various personnel in the department.
  2. May act for and on behalf of supervisors on many matters that do not require their direct participation.
  3. Responsible for accuracy and appearance of finished work of the department to project a professional image.
  4. Open, sort, and distribute mail for the department.
  5. May initiate and create correspondence or reports of a complicated nature.
  6. Establish and maintain personal and confidential business files in an efficient and accurate manner.
  7. Make appointments and schedule meetings for department. Maintain supervisor/department's calendar.
  8. May act as receptionist for the department, attend various meetings, record, type, and distribute minutes.
  9. May maintain policy and procedure manuals for the department.
  10. May reconcile various accounts, pay bills etc. for the department.
  11. May perform special projects as required by the department. 


  1. Support and uphold the Arvest Mission Statement.
  2. Maintain a high level of cooperation and rapport with all associates in order to ensure accurate and efficient operations and service.
  3. Formulate and communicate new ideas and suggestions that will improve profitability and efficiency for the bank's overall operation.
  4. Foster and promote the proper bank image at all times. 
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • One (1) year secretarial experience required.
  • Associates degree preferred..


  • Must be able to arrive at work on time, work on site and have regular work attendance
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other co-workers regardless of personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to provide cordial customer service regardless of customer personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to perform several tasks at once
  • Must be able to work in a stressful atmosphere
  • Must be able to rotate job tasks
  • Must be able to occasionally work overtime
  • Must be able to greet others cordially
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple and changing priorities
  • Must be able to verbally communicate with all other associates
  • Must be able to operate telephone, scanner, copier and FAX machines
  • Must be able to move from department, division, or bank to department, division or bank to attend meetings
  • Must be able to operate personal computer keyboard in order to create reports, schedules and other appropriate documentation


The physical demands described here 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects: bend; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and must be able to reach and carry.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Category Administrative  
About the Organization As a provider of financial services, our #1 focus is our customers. We are people helping people find financial solutions for life. That is our culture ' that is who we are as an organization.

As an employer, our #1 focus is our associates. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and an engaging work environment driven by the desire to serve our customers and communities.

With over 315 locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, we offer a variety of jobs. Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, Arvest has the opportunity for you.

Arvest is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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