Osceola County Office Assistant

Sibley, Iowa
Base County
Counties Served

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

SUPERVISOR: Regional Director Greta Giese and the Osceola County Extension Council


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.


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

Job Type
Full Time
Wages (type)
Starting pay $19/hour (plus benefits), negotiable based on education and experience.
Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

Iowa State University 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, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.