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RESUME FOR CECILIA M.

GRIFFIN
2029 FAIRVIEW ROAD
GADSDEN, AL 35904
256-543-8895 Cell/Home
E-MAIL: cgd0789a@westpost.net
NAME: CECILIA M. GRIFFIN
POSITIONS W/
EXPERIENCE: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: SUPERVISORY TRANSPORTATION
ASSISTANT/TRAVEL AUDIT; SUPERVISORY SUPPLY CLERK; FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT AND FISCAL ACCOUNTING; ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST;
CLERICAL/SECRETARIAL
PRIVATE SECTOR: ACCOUNTING; ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT; TIMEKEEPING
AND BILLING; COST REVIEW DATABASE ASSISTANT; TRAVEL PROGRAM DESIGN
AND GROUP ARRANGEMENTS; MEDICAL REGISTRATION; LEGAL AND CLOSED TV
TRANSCRIPTION
SUMMARY OF GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE: My Federal Government experience
spanned 37 years of service from July 1967 until July 2004. My
positions were within all of the Department of Defense Agencies (Air
Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army); Office of Homeland Security and
Provost Marshal (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a" rehired annuitant
cadre a" intermittent position); Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Public Health Service; Defense Contract Administration
Services Region, Atlanta; as well as close working relations with
various foreign dignitaries and parliamentary personnel, U.S. State
Department and foreign embassies, consulate offices, and foreign
military entities. I provided services within the Government as an
Accounting Technician and Certifying Officer /Approving Official for
7 government credit card holders and was responsible for ensuring
proper policies and procedures were utilized in the purchase of
materials and supplies for various repair department; Administrative
Services Specialist (supporting the U.S. Army and German Army in
conference presentations in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union
states); Program Specialist and Trainer in travel order preparation,
federal travel and payment processing; as well as, Supervisory
Transportation Assistant/Travel Audit Specialist where I trained
voucher examiners to review, audit travel claims for correctness and
regulation guidelines, then process for payment the various types of
travel claims of employees and contracted companies that provided
services to our employees. This supervisory experience involved
travel vouchers, updating procedural guides, incorporated review and
adaptation of Comptroller General and Congressional regulations into
our policy and procedures regulations. I also handled a variety of
personnel issues; as appraisals, promotions, disciplinary actions,
hiring and training of new employees. Early in my career, I was a
Supervisory Supply Clerk for a Word Processing Unit, and supervised 4
employees in supply manual preparation and updates; as well as, Fiscal
Accounting Clerk/Acting Disbursing Officer, and a Procurement
Assistant/Clerk.
SUMMARY OF PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE: My private sector experience
was gained through part time employment, attending college and
technical training during my off time from the Government in order to
expand my experience. After retirement I have worked in a variety of
special projects through contracted, intermittent, and part time
employment obtained through major staffing companies, referrals, and
personal initiatives. These positions consisted of Office
Administrator, Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant,
Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable and Collection Clerk,
Data Entry Clerk, Time and Billing Specialist, and Cost Review
Database Assistant with such companies as Boeing Aircraft, Motion
Industries (part of NAPA Parts Company), numerous contractors that
had projects and contracts with the Southern Company, Alabama Power,
Gadsden Steam Plant in Alabama. I also worked as a freelance,
independent contractor with domestic and international companies in
the field of transcription. These companies required digital
transcription of closed captioning for television shows (not real
time), opinion and product review surveys, corporate interviews for
recruiting, and international legal-transcription of fraud and court
hearings, verbatim interviews with 2 or more persons present (but not
simultaneous). The legal and court interviews were between police,
investigators, suspects and witnesses at the Serious Fraud Office in
England, as well as criminal court cases for the Queens Court in
England, involving Judges, Attorneys (Solicitors), witnesses and
defendants. This work was subcontracted from the Ubiqus Company in
Ireland and New York.
I bring to the table many years of experience and teamwork in
various fields of supervision, business administration, accounting,
procurement, supply, and conferencing. I not only have worked for the
U.S. Government, but have worked and traveled overseas; owned a travel
agency in my residence, where I designed and hosted tours, both in
United States and Europe. I have also trained and worked in an
Emergency Room and Maternity/Delivery areas of a hospital as an
Admitting Registrar. Thus, showing I work well under pressure in a
time and information sensitive area. My experienced background of
over 40 years includes supervision of 6 employees in travel audit and
4 employees in the supply field. In addition, my experience consists
of a variety of administrative responsibilities, accounting,
collections, financial tracking of costs and manpower; travel and
hospitality; conferencing, diplomatic service; and admissions in ER,
OB/GYN, and outpatient testing in hospitals.
I have also been the recipient of over 17 Performance Appraisal
Awards; e.g., Outstanding Performance, Sustained Superior (SSP),
Quality (QSI) Award, Excellent Performance Appraisals as well as
Group Honor Award at CDC for Administrative Services, and also
received 5 Special Act of Service Awards for assisting various
Departments at CDC for training their individual and group voucher
examiners in travel preparation and regulations.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL:
Albany Area Vocational-Technical School, Albany, GA, Vocational
Training - Business Administration and Data Processing Certification
Cobb-Marietta Vocational-Technical School, Marietta, GA, Vocational
Training -
Medical Assistant (4 months) a" course incomplete due to emergency
surgery. Completed biology, algebra, medical terminology, left as
clinical training began.
Cobb-Marietta School of Travel, Marietta, GA - Certification as
Travel Agent
Trained as a Travel Agent and Reservationist on Delta Airlines
reservation system
Kennesaw State College, Kennesaw, GA - College Core Curriculum
Courses Completed
During Government Career - Attended a large variety of Government
Accounting Courses, U. S. Treasury Training Courses, GSA Travel
Regulation Courses, Supply and Procurement Courses, both onsite and
correspondence classes.
SKILLS:
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point (limited), Excess, Outlook
Express, Microsoft Windows XP, and other various computer software
programs and equipment utilized by commercial companies setup by
corporate IT persons. I have utilized a" Express Scribe, Byte Scribe
WavPlayer, Swift Text Word Expander, and Doc Shuttle in my
transcription experience. I learned various Accounting Systems -
CEFMS, EngLink, MAS90, WOMS, Quicken - Office Machines and Equipment
a" Calculators /Adding Machines, Fax Machines, Copiers; Printers;
Scanners; Hospital Patient Systems and Hospital Business Office
Systems, in order to create hospital to create arm bands, charge
cards, and charts; Travel Reservation Systems; Variety of agency
related computer systems and databases.
REFERENCES:
Mrs. Cely Gozum, Retired a" U. S. Government Budget Analyst
Address: 2131 Nature's Gate Court South, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
telephone: (Home) 904-277-3279 and (Cell) 904-962-6236
E-mail: celygozum@comcast.net
Mrs. Virginia Grobeson, Retired Hair Dresser, Hollywood TV and Movie
Studios
Address: 4883 St. Croix Way, Banning, CA 92220, telephone: (Home)
951-769-3244
E-Mail: Gramaginny16@aol.com
Mrs. Sue Powell, Librarian, United States Library of Congress,
Washington, DC
Address: 18724 White Sands Drive, Germantown, MD 20874, telephone:
(Home) 301-916-6474
E-Mail: suepow@gmail.com
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