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Work History

Jul 20144/2015

Data Manager

Fresno Co. Hunger Count

Entered, processed & managed data; managed/update database; Quality Assurance of database information; monitored data collection; resolved discrepancies in data prior to database entry. Managed & trained employees.

Feb 2013Apr 2013



Various clerical duties such as maintaining records, extracting, sorting, numbering, batching and filing tax returns and related correspondence.

Oct 2008Jul 2012

Human Resources Assistant/Recruiting

Horry County Schools

Human Resources Clerk V/Recruiting - Horry Co. Schools - Myrtle Beach, SC 10/08 - 07-2012 

Desktop Publishing:

  • Design and create postcards, flyers and marketing materials for HCS and Job Fairs.
  • Create interactive flowcharts of each department’s procedures linking them to other related area procedures using Visio and Adobe PDF editing.
  • Created and maintain PDF interactive HR Job Description Book, performing edits/updates with Acrobat Professional.

Administrative Support:

  •  Perform Background Checks for HR and prepare various memos and letters  as necessary.
  •  Process Confidential Records requests, update & maintain Support Staff  Databases.
  • Correspond with Principals / Secretaries to obtain needed information to complete files.
  • Audit and maintain employee records, including personnel status updates, terminations, and new hires; verify and update records in Oracle/PeopleSoft Database Systems and update time data in SmartFind System.
  • Assist with Workshops for substitute employees and Job Fairs for potential new hires.
  • Create & maintain Excel databases and interview schedules for Recruiting Coordinators.
  •  Schedule applicants for interviews on designated Interview Days.
  • Update/maintain Human Resources Job Description Website and Interactive Job Description Book.
  • Post Job Descriptions in TAM system and Screen Applicants once postings are removed and send to Principals.
  • Maintain electronic document control filing system and Convert Word Documents to PDF for filing security.


  • Posted job openings and screened applicants for matching skill set.
  • Ran Weekly Status Reports & looked up personnel information when requested.
  • Updated Job description library.

Trained individuals & groups on new system features and changes in PeopleSoft and other programs.


  •  Headed up and supervised the Student Summer Workforce and Mentoring Program.
May 2008Oct 2008

Data Entry Clerk

Bluegreen Corporation

  • Entered Customer Tour information into Oracle and Tour Tracker databases
  • Ran reports and reconcile discrepancies
  • Billed tour packages using online billing program
  • Performed package upgrades using AS400
  • Input and maintained customer information in Access Database
  • Acted as assistant supervisor & performed opening and closing procedures as back-up to shift supervisor.

 Company Closed

Apr 2008May 2008

Gifting Agent/Tour Liaison

Manpower Temporary Staffing
  • Provided Customer service and support for customers
  • Acted as Customer Liaison for the Sales & Marketing departments.
  • Handled gifting and set appointments for customers.
  • Performed Data Entry of Customer Information and prepare financial reports.
  • Count and secure daily cash deposits and prepare inventory reports and bank deposits at the beginning and end of shifts.
  • Was Tour Liaison for marketing department in QA process when problems arose on scheduled tours.

Temporary Assignment

Jan 2006Oct 2006

Administrative Data Specialist

TPI (Tenth Planet Interactive) Brandon Advertising Interactive Dept.


  • Handled the trafficking and production schedule of all jobs submitted to the Interactive Department.
  • Provided CTR's (Click-Through Reports) from the over 40 million email Newsletter messages sent in behalf of our clients summarizing the performance of the email campaigns. 
  • Monitored Reply-to Messages and channeled to the appropriate locations.  Perform proofing of Client E-Newsletters & websites prior to distributing/launching.

Internal Job Tracking:

  • Opened and closed jobs, assigned purchase orders, entered time for billing,
  • Assisted the Interactive Production Manager with billing and other duties as necessary.


  • Oversaw all of the primary URL domains in behalf of each client and handled the billing to ensure they were all functioning and no service disruptions were experienced. 
  • Maintained Domain Database by keeping track of all domains purchased and when they expired to ensure no disruptions occurred.
  • Daily updated client PPC (Pay-Per-Click) marketing campaign database using Yahoo Internet Marketing.

Company closed

Dec 2005Jan 2006

Office Assistant

In Public Safety Department

  • Assisted in issuing student parking passes/decals and registering vehicles with the university.
  • Entered parking violation information into DataTel computer system.
  • Provided Customer Service and support to students by phone and in person.
  • Maintained student parking violation records and ran daily backup.

 Position was a temporary job.

Aug 2004Dec 2005

Administrative Assistant

Mega Force Temporary Staffing

Performed various jobs for different clients.ETd of SC - Murrells Inlet, SC

  • General office duties, copied engineering site plans, put together bid packages, answered phones and greeted clients.  Performed other duties as assigned.
  • Designed and created a CD Cover for the Bid Package CD's that the company still uses today.

 Cumulus Broadcasting - Murrells Inlet, SC

  • Receptionist:  Answered phone, greeted clients and handed out customer prizes for radio contest winners.

 Customer Support, Golf Shoe Warehouse - MB, SC

  • Handled telephone and Internet inquiries regarding orders and product questions.
  • Processed orders made by Internet, and telephone in Database and exported/Imported orders to various databases for processing. Worked with Excel, Access, Marketworks, and Retail Pro databases.  Assisted in boxing and shipping orders.
  • Made sure that UPS Batch is printed out at the end of each day.

Database Support Specialist, Precision Southeast, Inc. -MB, SC

  • Performed data entry of Raw Materials Mix Tickets and Tool Room Supplies.
  • Maintained, Updated, and Modified Materials & Production Databases
  • Researched and modified discrepancies.
Mar 1989Jul 2004

Database Mgmt/Business Objects Reporting Specialist

Merck & Company, Inc.


  • Was Administrator of the Central Engineering Fleet Vehicle Program.
  • Handled vehicle transfer, Acquisitions, turn-backs and the maintenance of individual driving records and handled discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Generated and distributed predefined administrative reports to end-users.
  • Trained users and provided support to handle request/problems relating to time sheet and personnel systems and report issues.  Provided follow-up until issues were resolved.
  • Was responsible for the daily monitoring of production and the gathering of new user requirements.

Database Technology:

  • Maintain/update Personnel & vacation database systems.
  • Created and edited database tables.
  • Assisted in debugging programs using Oracle SQL.
  • Performed various clerical duties as needed.

Word Processing Clerk - 1986-86 (Temp position -CIS Message, Center, Rahway, NJ)

  • Typed memos & reports.
  • Processed letters, memos and various other reports.
  • Assisted in answering phones and handling phone messages for the department.
  • Input and reconciled expense data using a Mass Data Entry program.
  • Reviewed weekly time sheet submissions for accuracy and policy compliance. Ensured completion was by predetermined deadlines. Input/updated corrections using Central Engineering Personal Database via a Web interface.
  • Was responsible for Administrative Website as the information and technical contact support person.
  • Was liaison between Administrative Services & all other Computer Integrated Engineering departments.
  • Communicated systems issues technical in nature to Computer Integrated Engineering (CIE) and assisted in the implementation of new Web-Based Programs/projects and assisted CIE in the program tests prior to production roll outs when implementing new system requirements and updates.
  • Provided adhoc reports using Business Objects reporting tool on time sheets, expense reports, and personnel data.
  • Was responsible for maintaining database access control, processing requests for new users, and creating and updating training manuals.
  • Was promoted to Systems Administrator of Web-Based PDB System, Attendance Database, and the “Unanet” Web interface.

Key Accomplishments

  • Assisted in the selection and implementation of a new web-based time sheet submission system.
  • Appointed to serve as the company’s help desk troubleshooter, primary database administrator, and adhoc reporting specialist utilizing Business Objects software. 
  • Created and implemented an Administrative Services department website.
  • All work performed under tight deadlines.
Mar 1987Mar 1989

Data Entry Clerk

Merck & Co. Inc.& Company, Inc

Data Entry Specialist - (Biological Data, Rahway, NJ)    1987-89

  • Created and edited database tables.
  • Assisted in debugging programs using Oracle SQL.
  • Performed various clerical duties as needed.

Clerk - 1986-86 (Temp position, CIS Message Center, Rahway, NJ)

  • Typed memos & reports.
  • Processed letters, memos and various other reports
  • Assisted in answering phones and handling phone messages for the department.




Penn Foster College

Currently working toward my second Associates through the distance learning program.

Oct 2001

Career Diploma

Penn Foster College
Oct 1982Present


International Correspondence Schools
Jan 1974


Hanford Joint Union High


My name is Venita James but I am also known in the Entertainment industry as Sasia Gregory a published author and actress.  I am a highly motivated, focused and driven individual that possesses a strong computer background and strong worth ethic.  Not only am I tech savvy, I am a quick learner.

I am Experienced administrative and database management in public and private environments. As a highly skilled administrative and technical professional with a strong background in database creation (including interactive) and management standards including maintenance, security, and performance tuning I have a demonstrated track record of systems administration, project management, human resources, customer and client relations, and training and development. Also strong interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative business relationships across all levels of the organization.

I possess professional skills in database management, analysis and reporting primarily in MS Office, PeopleSoft and Oracle environment for various types of industries and organizations. Well versed on technical and database protocol, practices, and strategies.

I have knowledge of translating data into information that can be utilized to improve revenue, expenses or overall business operations.  Also experienced in providing guidance and expert advice to management and employees on technical, systems or process-related topics by articulating technical jargon to simplistic terms for end-users.

In my professional career I have worked a variety of temporary project oriented assignments which has allowed me to:

  • Quickly adapt to various work environments.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Interact professionally with all levels of management, staff, outside clients and vendors.

In addition to my extensive experience I:

  • Possess strong analytical and innate problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills.
  • The quick learning and adaptability needed for any diversified
  • Excellent multitasking skills with the proven ability to meet strict deadlines.

I am sharp, articulate, creative, effectual, and meticulous about accuracy with my work and I am a fast learner especially when it comes to technology; skills appreciated by both my previous supervisors and peers. I believe my versatile background and willingness to learn makes me an excellent candidate for any position.

Thank you for taking the time to view my portfolio. 


 My dream job would be to land a challenging position that will allow me to utilize my Desktop Publishing and Technical skills while providing room for growth as well as the ability to learn new skills and technology.


Other than being a Administrative and Technical professional, I also run a home based business performing data services for clients. 

In my spare time I enjoy writing.  I am a published author of two suspense novels and a screenplay as well as an actress working under the name Sasia Gregory.  I have worked on a variety of acting projects in Wilmington, and Charlotte NC as well as New York City.  I have worked on a few motion pictures as well as local TV dramas such as One Tree Hill, Surface and Palmetto Pointe.

I have had the pleasure of working with other such actors as Jim Carrey, Danny Divito, Billy Cobb, Lee Meriweather, Abagail Breslin, Drew Fuller, Anthony Mackey, and Michael Rooker just to name a few.

I also enjoy playing tennis, bowling and shooting pool when I have the opportunity.  I've had the opportunity to play golf once and enjoyed it very much.