Administrative Assistant

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility provides water, sewer and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

We are seeking a technically savvy individual with outstanding time management skills and the proven ability to organize resources to efficiently deliver.  Candidates must be extremely dependable, detail oriented, creative and able to support a fast-paced Human Resources and Safety department.

Salary range: $33,957 - $52,295

Work hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • 100% of employee premiums for health, dental, and vision
  • 50% of dependent premiums for health and 40% for dental
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Participation in NC Local Government Employees Retirement System
  • Generous Leave program including sick, annual, personal, bereavement, parental, etc.
  • Life Insurance, Dependent Life and Long Term Disability
  • Educational and personal development reimbursement/bonus programs


  • Team player with excellent work ethic
  • Adaptability and the desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Must uphold a high level of confidentiality, have a service-oriented attitude and professional demeanor with incredible problem-solving skills
  • Greets departmental visitors and serves as the front line for employee inquiries
  • Requires proficiency and accuracy in providing information, preparing letters, documents, spreadsheets, memorandums, reports, mailings and correspondence
  •  Schedules appointments and maintains accurate calendars
  • Upholds electronic and physical filing systems to include filing, retrieval, storage and destructions
  • Ability to handle financial transactions, reconciliations and coordinating departmental budget.  Supports the team by preparing and coordinating meetings, trainings and special events
  • Has above average aptitude with Microsoft Office products
  • Use of Microsoft SharePoint, ADP Workforce Now, Microsoft Dynamics GP and NEOGOV preferred.
  • Minimum requirements include a high school diploma
  •  One to three years of experience. 
  • Valid North Carolina Class C driver’s license required

OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion. 

Certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.