Administrative Services Managers

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About the Job

Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

It is also Called

  • Unclaimed Property Officer
  • Space Officer
  • Service Director
  • Records Management Director
  • Records and Information Manager
  • Radiology Administrator
  • Property Utilization Manager
  • Property Disposal Officer
  • Property Disposal Manager
  • Practice Manager
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What They Do

  • Dispose of, or oversee the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property.
  • Participate in architectural and engineering planning and design, including space and installation management.
  • Manage leasing of facility space.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Oversee construction and renovation projects to improve efficiency and to ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulations.
  • Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.
  • Hire and terminate clerical and administrative personnel.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets for contracts, equipment, and supplies.
  • Conduct classes to teach procedures to staff.
  • Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: EC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $102,780 with most people making between $61,160 and $157,040

Outlook

0.68%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 8,360 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 8,930 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 57 openings due to growth and about 153 replacement openings for approximately 210 total annual openings.



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