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Administrative Services Managers Career Video

Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.


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Video Transcript

Every organization needs the appropriate facilities, services, and supplies to do its work and keep operations running. Administrative services managers make sure everything their organization needs is in place ahead of time. While positions at smaller organizations may include oversight of all aspects of administration, including supervision of administrative staff… in larger organizations, their duties tend to be more specialized. Many administrative service managers oversee the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and environmental practices. Others supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, printing and copying, as well as office upkeep. Administrative services managers also plan for maintenance and the future replacement of equipment, such as computers. They may recommend buying new or different equipment and supplies to lower energy costs or improve indoor air quality. Typically administrative services managers work full time, in organizations such as school districts, healthcare facilities, and government agencies. They may leave the office to inspect facilities and supervise maintenance activities. Candidates for this field generally need a bachelor’s degree and related work experience that shows management and leadership ability. For some positions, a high school diploma and significant work experience in roles such as facility management, or technical positions, may be enough.