Administrative Assistant-Computer Science & Software Engineering and Engineering Physics



Position Summary:

The Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) and Engineering Physics (EP) departments are seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to both departments. 

Responsibilities for this position will include serving as the primary administrative support resource for both departments, working under general Department Chair supervision, and will include administrative support, budgeting, records management, outreach activities, and more. 

A December start date is desired, or as soon as possible thereafter.  

Hourly rate for this position is $17.50-$20.00 commensurate with experience. 


– Provide administrative support and maintain efficient office management for both the CSSE and EP departments. 

–  Perform purchasing and maintain documentation related to CSSE and EP departmental accounts and other university accounts (grants, UW-Platteville Foundation funds, etc.) managed by the faculty and staff in the CSSE and EP departments.

– Serve as the primary contact person for the CSSE and EP departments.

– Supervise departmental student help including assisting with job postings and payroll procedures.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications:

-High School Diploma/GED.

– Proficient computer and web-application knowledge, including office productivity software such as email, calendaring, word processing, and database programs.

-Strong organizational skills especially pertaining to budget, payroll, and procurement records.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills.

– Willingness to develop proficiency with specialized university software programs necessary to perform the duties required for this position

-Ability to work independently and confidentially with students, faculty, staff, administration, and external constituents.

-Attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience working with, analyzing, and/or reporting data.

-Administrative support and/or office management experience.

– Experience with budgeting and/or procurement.

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

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Department Information: 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice, and business. The campus is in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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The CSSE and EP departments together comprise over 25 faculty and instructional staff.  Over 400 students are currently enrolled in the 4 majors housed in the departments. 

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and received by December 19, 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
  • A current resume.
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.