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Senior Administrative Assistant

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33760
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021
Salary: $22.62 to $33.82 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Provide administrative support for up to ten (10) director level (and above) leaders and multiple departments. Support team and department staff administrative support role as well as project focused responsibilities. This role multi-tasks, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative needs of the team. 
Problem solving, prioritization of tasks and organization skills are key in this position while assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner.

SALARY RANGE:   $22.62 - $33.82 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.    

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.


  • Develop and maintain document processing and systems to ensure availability of accurate, timely information and to enhance the workflow.  Follows reliable processes. Work is completed with minimal errors. 
  • Perform accurate data entry within appropriate time frame.  
  • Meet deadlines, carry out instructions, and fulfill work assignments.  
  • Identifies areas of opportunity for continuous improvement needs and is proactive in initiating improvement and follows through to operationalize.
  • Assist with scheduling and organizing activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities.  Supports multiple leaders and teams. 
  • Communicate with management relating to pertinent information of assigned work.  Keeps manager informed of progress and works with sense of urgency.  
  • Effectively handle and prepare correspondence. Ability to write reports, correspondence, memos, proposals logically and accurately.
  • Work with a diverse group of external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.
  • Work safely and follow company policies, procedures and work practices in a positive, cooperative and productive manner.  Responsive to requests.  Knows how to use resources to meet customer needs.  Follows through on commitments. 
  • Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a team environment, works toward mutual cooperation.  Willingly assists others and flexes within and outside work areas. 
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes multiple sources for answers; can see hidden problems; provides honest and straightforward analysis; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answer. 
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of personnel related matters and other company business of a sensitive nature.
  • Provide backup support for other administrative staff.
  • Perform any other projects and/or duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a clean orderly office area.
  • Prepare reports as assigned.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of experience in an administrative assistant or office management role supporting multiple leaders required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 


  • Demonstrated experience working with confidential information required.
  • Knowledge of secretarial and office administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective in bringing a group together to accomplish a task and in getting ideas accepted. 
  • Ability to effectively and professionally express thoughts verbally; ability to listen to others and share information; ability to understand replies and directions from others. 
  • Must be courteous, neat, and professional.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and projects in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental descriptions:  Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include:  Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment:  Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 22.62 to 33.82
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Senior Administrative Assistant

Rapid City, SD, United States