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Office Administrator
Class Code: 3253
Occupational Area: Clerical
Work Area Secretarial
Probationary Period: 6 months
Last Action: Revised
Spec. Effective Date: 4/15/2008
Exam Effective Date: 4/15/2008
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  Office Support Assistant
  Office Support Associate
  Office Support Specialist
  Office Manager
  Office Administrator
Class Spec:  Adobe PDF Version
 HTML Version

Examination Details
Exam Format: Electronic Examination (E-Test)
Exam Component(s): 60 Multiple-Choice Questions
chosen randomly from the following categories:
  • Office Administrator: Directory: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Directory: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: English Language: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: English Language: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: IT: Database
  • Office Administrator: IT: E-Mail
  • Office Administrator: IT: PowerPoint
  • Office Administrator: IT: Spreadsheet
  • Office Administrator: IT: Word Processing
  • Office Administrator: Math: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Math: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: Proofreading 2: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Proofreading 2: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: Proofreading: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Proofreading: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: Reading Comp: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Reading Comp: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: Reading Comp: Level 3
  • Office Administrator: Spelling: Level 1
  • Office Administrator: Spelling: Level 2
  • Office Administrator: Vocabulary
Time Limit: 3 hours
Typing Test: Yes, a Typing Test is required.
Credentials Assessment:
A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's Education, Experience and Special Credentials/qualification (licenses, etc.). In order to determine an appropriate rating for each examination, a review of a résumé, cover letter, university/agency official employment application, college transcript, copies of license/certification and any other relevant material may be required.

Salary Range Data

The State Universities Civil Service System Office, on behalf of the Merit Board, approves salary rates and ranges for each authorized classification in use by Employers. Employers request Merit Board approval to establish, revise, correct, or delete pay rates or ranges through the Salary Data System, a web-based electronic approval process. All approved rates and ranges are compiled into a monthly report available in PDF format on the Salary Range Report page. This report is updated on the 15th (approximately) of each month. Listed below are actual, real-time, active pay ranges contained in the Salary Data System.

RateUniv/AgMinimumMidpointMaximumEff Date
NCSU Chicago State University$2,247.00$3,383.50$4,520.007/1/2006
REIU Eastern Illinois University$2,606.00$3,388.00$4,170.007/1/2013
NGSU Governors State University$2,207.43$3,200.78$4,194.127/1/2006
RICCB Illinois Community College Board$2,333.00$3,433.00$4,533.008/7/2013
RISAC Illinois Student Assistance Commission$2,539.00$3,394.50$4,250.008/1/2014
NNEIU Northeastern Illinois University$17.54$21.93$26.317/1/2011
RNIU Northern Illinois University$2,234.00$3,105.50$3,977.001/1/2012
RNIU-NC Northern Illinois University (Naperville Center)$2,587.00$3,362.50$4,138.001/16/2007
NSIUCSouthern Illinois University Carbondale$15.13$19.70$24.277/1/2013
NSIU-E Southern Illinois University Edwardsville$17.30$21.58$25.867/1/2013
RSIU-SM Southern Illinois University School of Medicine$2,520.96$3,785.48$5,050.007/1/2013
RSUCSS State Universities Civil Service System$16.85$24.54$32.237/1/2014
RSURS State Universities Retirement System$2,977.00$3,944.50$4,912.006/24/2014
NUI-CH University of Illinois (Chicago Hospital)$16.40$21.12$25.838/27/2011
NUIC University of Illinois (Chicago)$16.40$21.12$25.838/27/2011
NUI-COMP University of Illinois (College of Medicine at Peoria)$16.56$21.34$26.128/27/2011
NUI-COMR University of Illinois (College of Medicine at Rockford)$15.86$20.44$25.028/19/2012
RUI-DSCC University of Illinois (Division of Specialized Care for Children)$16.49$23.68$30.878/19/2013
RUI-DSCC-C University of Illinois (Division of Specialized Care for Children-Chicago)$15.27$21.52$27.768/24/2008
RUI-INRSUniversity of Illinois (INRS)$16.04$22.88$29.718/23/2009
RUIS University of Illinois (Springfield)$16.43$22.19$27.949/1/2013
RUIUCUniversity of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)$16.85$24.54$32.239/1/2013
RWIU Western Illinois University$2,632.00$3,317.50$4,003.007/1/2014

Last Updated: 9/18/2014   

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