An Administrative officer has responsibility for the administrative and clerical practices of an office(s) or department(s). The role is the key to the effective and smooth running of a business from an administrative perspective, and is in many ways a supercharged administrative assistant role. It is a role that can be very “behind the scenes” in its impact or very visible, depending on the firm. The role can be responsible for overseeing multiple offices or departments from an administrative perspective, and can work closely with senior management.
An administrative officer is responsible for disseminating company news, information and policies, and for being a key point of contact for employees on a range of company topics. In addition, an administrative officer greets visitors to an office as a face of the firm, maintains the inventory of office supplies, monitors and maintains equipment, schedules, coordinates office functions and can even be responsible for organizing company records and department budgets.
An administrative officer is not the same role as an office administrator.