In an organisation or profession, a junior assistant or employee maintains a low-level job. Junior Assistants are members of the support staff who do all transactional tasks in order to help the organisation’s officers. Junior Assistants are typically the first point of contact for people seeking assistance from the organisation’s senior staff.
He or she must have taken an intermediate test from a recognised institute/college/board/university to be considered for the position of Junior Assistant.
A qualified institution must offer a minimum 6-month computer certificate course. A certificate in English and local language typing with a minimum speed of 25 and 30 words per minute is also required.
Candidates for the post of Junior Assistant in government or non-government departments are chosen based on their performance in a written exam, followed by an interview and a computerised cumulative typing test.
The Junior Assistant will be responsible for ordinary office tasks such as dispatch, typing, file recording and indexing, statement preparation, file registering, and so on. Other tasks specified by higher authorities will be required from time to time by the Junior Assistant. Junior assistants are sometimes assigned to departments as junior accounting assistants, while others are assigned to departments as Junior Administrative assistants, and the nature of their work varies depending on which department they are assigned to.