Career Opportunity

TITLE: Administrative Assistant I

LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Tolman & Wiker is seeking an administrative professional in our Bakersfield Office that enjoys working in a dynamic team environment supporting operations and assisting management.  This is an excellent long-term opportunity for an Administrative Assistant with strong organizational and interpersonal skill. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a “can-do” attitude by taking initiative, being enthusiastic, highly dependable; always presenting a professional demeanor. We are looking for an individual that is readily adaptable to change and direction, able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines with an unwavering commitment to providing excellent administrative support to staff and clients. Our employees enjoy working in a self-directed, professional environment to provide prompt, accurate and courteous service which is vital in this position. The position requires solid computer skills and mastery of a wide variety of administrative tasks including clerical and receptionist duties.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include: Answering and directing all incoming telephone calls; greeting and assisting visitors and messengers in a professional and helpful manner; assisting Branch Services and Support Manager in related office duties. Additional duties include: data entry and records management of company lists and directories; updating the attendance system; maintaining various company calendars; and assisting in coordinating company events. Strong computer skills required, bilingual candidates highly encouraged to apply.

Must support and promote The Organization’s purpose, vision and mission. Must uphold and embody the corporate values of integrity, leadership, teamwork, respect, professionalism, and stability.  Tolman & Wiker provides a highly competitive compensation structure including medical, dental, vision, 401k, with a generous paid time off package.  Our strong education reimbursement and staff development programs are designed to support the organizations need for highly specialized insurance professionals and to provide growth opportunities for employees.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one year receptionist/administrative experience,  some college preferred
  • Proficient in the operation of a high volume, multi-line phone system
  • Excellent oral and written English communication and figure aptitude skills
  • Fluent verbal and written Spanish language skills, preferred
  • Ability to accurately type 45 words per minute
  • Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to work on several tasks at once with frequent interruptions while meeting sensitive timeframes
  • Strong computers skills and aptitude with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word,  Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Ability to obtain California Fire & Casualty Broker-Agent License within 2-3 months
  • Valid CA driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance according to company standards
  • Must be very professional  including helpful, courteous, reliable, friendly, discreet, with a strong sense of urgency

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC is one of the largest privately held, independent insurance brokerages in California, and is the largest privately held insurance broker on California’s Central Coast between Los Angeles and Monterey.  With offices in Ventura, Santa Maria, Bakersfield and Salinas, Tolman & Wiker is ranked among the top-100 insurance brokerages in the United States, and has clients with risk exposures and personnel across the United States and around the globe.  Learn more at www.tolmanandwiker.com.

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