ISU Extension and Outreach Osceola County Office Assistant

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Website Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Osceola County

To provide excellent customer service using Extension materials and resources.


  • Assist clients by phone, email, or walk-in.
  • Assist county-paid staff and specialists with program execution and day to day office function.
  • Fulfill the duties of assistant bookkeeper.
  • Manage volunteer records and background screenings as required in risk management policies.
  • Use standard policies and procedures regarding county business operations and council relations.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and clients in the county.
  • Oversee equipment supplies and inventory balances.
  • Manage continuing education for commercial and private pesticide applicators, including scheduling of training sessions.
  • Manage continuing education for manure management trainings for commercial and confinement applicators.
  • Communicate information to council members, including meeting agendas, financial reports and other important items as directed.
  • Assist county youth coordinator with 4-H and youth program events, when needed.
  • Work with the marketing coordinator to maintain a high level of marketing and visibility for all programs including websites and social media channels.
  • Continually develop and enhance relevant skills and understand current professional standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Team player and people-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and organize

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree or two years of office management experience
  • Professional office experience
  • Bookkeeping experience

Additional Information

This position requires 32-40 hours of work each week, with typical daily office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Occasional evening, Friday, and weekend hours will be required, such as during the Osceola County Fair and for other programs.

Starting pay $19/hour (plus benefits), negotiable based on education and experience.

How to Apply

For first review, submit cover letter, resume, and completed application via email to Greta Giese, Position is open until filled, with first review starting April 10. Access application at

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