• Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/9/2019 9:15 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


    Imagine a professional services firm with vision beyond “the ordinary.”  A firm with deep subject-matter expertise as well as deep national resources.  A firm committed to putting clients at the center of everything it does.  That firm is Dewberry.  And those qualities are among the pillars of what we call “The Dewberry Way” – a set of guiding principles and values that govern the way we’ve done business for more than a half-century.  Our architects, engineers, and consultants – many of whom are internationally recognized authorities – offer a proven track record of providing award-winning services and solutions to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients.  We’ve built long-term, trusted relationships through unsurpassed client service and a dedication to solving today’s – and tomorrow’s – most complex challenges.  In the process, we help our clients transform their communities and improve the quality of life.


    Dewberry is currently seeking a Front Desk/Administrative Assistant in our Bloomfield, NJ office.  The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative and receptionist functions in support of a fast-paced, multi-discipline group.  This position will provide the opportunity to work with a diverse staff supporting the design and construction efforts for some of the largest and most complex transportation projects in the region.


    The support provided by the Administrative Assistant is diverse and ranges from general office support duties to technical work that requires strong capabilities in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.  The Administrative Assistant will also be trained in Dewberry-specific software.  This position requires flexibility, technological ability and strong client focus.


    • Front Desk and Administrative support for professional and technical staff
    • Meet / greet external visitors
    • Create, edit and maintain spreadsheets in MS Excel
    • Create, edit and maintain forms, templates, reports, specifications, and letters in MS Word
    • Create, edit and maintain presentations in MS PowerPoint
    • Other duties as required

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area required
    • Experience working with Engineering or Architectural firm a plus
    • Expert level knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook required
    • Must possess the ability to create improved work efficiencies through the effective application of technology
    • Must be service oriented and flexible with a “can do” attitude
    • Must be able to organize and prioritize workload as needed to meet schedules
    • Must presents a positive image of Dewberry in line with its overall brand

     Core Competencies:


    • Listening skills
    • Problem solving
    • Customer service
    • Professional manners
    • Teamwork
    • Timeliness
    • Responsible
    • Adaptability
    • Excellent Computer skills

    *At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

    *Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    *Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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