Requisition ID:  29081

Business Assistant, Ag Employment Center

Job Summary

As the Business Assistant in the College of Agriculture Employment Center, your primary responsibility will be to serve as an on-campus I-9 verifier for the College. You will work closely with other center and business office staff, as well as faculty, departmental staff, and students, to ensure that all I-9 verifications and reverifications are completed following federal guidelines. Additionally, you'll collaborate with various departments to expedite the processing of quick-hire requests for the College. Your role will also encompass various payroll-related tasks, such as completing off-cycle forms, and you will serve as a liaison between departmental business offices and central payroll to analyze, resolve, or recommend action on unique problems as needed.


This position requires an on-campus presence five days a week (M-F). The preferred working hours are from 9 am to 4 pm, with a scheduled lunch break.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Three years of account clerk, bookkeeping, business, or related experience
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, file management and records, forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with students, individuals, and business customers
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with the ability to efficiently multi-task, work under pressure, handle interruptions, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to identify problems, analyze information, and implement solutions
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility, and handling confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic team environment
  • Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology
  • Proficiency in software experience: Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and Outlook/Electronic Email


  • University-related experience
  • Experience with SAP and Success Factors


Additional Information: 

  • This posting represents a part-time position (75% FTE – 30 hours/week).  Benefits do apply.
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position    
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Administrative and Operational Support 2
Pay Band S040
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Job Code #20002334
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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette