This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Temporary General Office Clerk in Cambridge, MA at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

On behalf of Abt Associates, a large nationally-known research organization, Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking detail-oriented Temp General Office Clerks in Cambridge, MA who can learn quickly to perform the following tasks within a social policy research environment.


This role largely consists of assembling the corresponding paperwork into the correct envelope for mail out.  The schedule depends upon the availability of work on a given day.  We ask that you be available between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You will report to work as instructed when given a specific day and time.

At times you may be instructed to call in beforehand to verify whether work is available or not and whether you are to report that day.  There may be days when you do not work at all, and other days you may be required to work a full shift. Your schedule will ultimately be determined by the availability of work on a given day.

This work requires meticulous attention to detail and quality of efficiency. As part of your work you will be required to meet a predetermined production rate in order to help maintain the budget specified for a given project. There are two different pay scales, depending upon the project worked on. One is SCA and the other is not.  The minimum pay rate for the non-SCA project is $12.00/hour and the maximum for the SCA project is $14.66/hour (base rate) plus an additional $4.02 for the Health and Welfare benefit.  You may work on one or even both projects in a single day and will be instructed how to accurately record your time.

As a Temp General Office Clerk, you will employ good clerical skills in completing tasks such as:
  • Document control and maintenance of respondent confidentiality
  • Outgoing mail-out preparation including collation and manual stuffing
  • Other clerical duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word

Additional Information:
  • Flexible daytime hours
  • Duration of project is estimated to be 2 to 3 months or longer
  • This is a part-time position of 20-30 hours per week, depending on candidate and work availability

Physical Requirements
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Work in an open office environment
  • Communicate through speech and listening
  • Reach with hands and arms

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits.